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The Top English Grammar Mistakes

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The English language and its grammar can be challenging and complex – for experienced speakers as well as learners. You might be surprised to know that even native English speakers often make mistakes in spelling and grammar. So it’s inevitable that language learners will sometimes also find the idiosyncrasies of English confusing. Here we take…

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A Brief History of the English Language

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Regardless of the many languages one is fortunate to be fluent in, English takes its place as one of the world’s predominant forms of communication with its influences extending over as much as +2 billion people globally. Quirks and inconsistencies aside, the history surrounding its monumental rise is both a fascinating and rich one, and…

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Dictionary of British Slang

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          This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. A Ace – is used to describe something that is awesome. A word that is popular in the north and amongst youngsters. Any road – when you hear…

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Why is the United Kingdom flag called the Union Jack?

Where does the name ‘Union Jack’ come from – and what does it mean?

This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. As you may or may not know our flag has evolved as the different countries that now make up to United Kingdom came under the rule of England. In the 16th…

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Differences in British and American spelling

This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. When it comes to the differences in British English and American English spellings even brits get caught out occasionally. The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words…

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British etiquette when it comes to timings

British etiquette when it comes to timings

This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. The British are particular about timings and being late is frowned upon but being on time is a complicated matter because in some situations that means being a few minutes early…

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SOME TIPS TO LEARN ENGLISH EFFECTIVELY

We know that the English language is one of the most spoken languages in the world and learning it is a difficult task. That’s why we can give you some useful tips whether you are in an English speaking country or in your own country: Buy a monolingual dictionary for beginners because it will help…

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Understanding British Humour

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This article was originally posted by GB Mag. A weekly, digital magazine that helps international students learn more about the UK and settle in faster. How do you know when a British person is joking? Or why they’re joking for that matter? Ha ha ha … Time for a laugh girls and boys.      Photo:…

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World Poetry Day

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Happy World Poetry day everyone! In today’s blog you can read what this special day is actually about and where you can get a free coffee today! During its 30th General Conference held in Paris in 1999, UNESCO adopted March 21 as World Poetry Day for the first time! Marking today as its 18th anniversary,…

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5 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO STUDY ENGLISH WITH US AT OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SCHOOLS!

Every year thousands of students from all over the world come to the UK to learn English and improve their language knowledge. In order to improve their language skills in an effective way, they want to find a place where they can effectively develop their skills in all areas of language. We have listed 5…

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