Not enough hours in the day to study?  Make use of the time you do have to improve your English, whatever time of the day.  Here are some top tips on how to do this. Did you learn some new vocabulary? Write them down on post it notes and stick them on the mirror and

Idioms about Summer

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 by

All set for the summer season? Why not learn some natural expressions about everyone’s favourite time of the year!  Here are some to get you started. How many of these do you already know? Take a look! To take a shine to someone – to develop a liking for someone To brighten up – to

Transitive phrasal verbs – separable

Thursday, 16 July 2020 by

As you now know, some phrasal verbs can be separated. Some of the verbs that can be separated include: To pick someone / something up – collect someone / something from another place To fill something in – to complete something (usually a form) To throw something out – to put something in the bin

We talked in a previous blog that some phrasal verbs need an object, i.e. they are transitive. The first type is non-separable, and the object must go after the preposition or adverb. In English Learner Dictionaries, you will see the symbol [T] to show that the verb is transitive. Common examples are: • To call

As we mentioned in our last blog about phrasal verbs, it’s no easy task to learn them. There are thousands in use every day and so it can an impossible job. So, let’s start at the easiest ones to use. Intransitive phrasal verbs don’t need an object and can stand alone.   This means that you

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One major difference between native speakers and learners of English is the use of phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs are used commonly in everyday speech and are formed by combining a verb and a preposition or adverb. But why are they so difficult? They are often not easy to work out. The words which make up

Best Films to Practise English

Thursday, 18 June 2020 by

The King’s Speech Focuses on England’s King George, who had to overcome his stutter to deliver a speech on the radio.  Great film to improve your British accent as it strongly focuses on pronunciation. Love Actually Great romantic comedy film, set over the festive period.  Eight different stories set in London.  As there are many

1) Say the word loudly when trying to spell it. 2) Work out the number of syllables in the word, i.e. how many times do you move your mouth when you say the word? For example, Friday has two syllables and September has three syllables. 3) Spell the syllables, not the whole word. For example,

These study tips were created by our Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level students. We hope that they will give you some inspiration. Feel free to send us your tips that might help other students. Organise your time well and plan what you are going to study. Set aims for yourself and check your progress regularly to

Best Films to Practise Spanish

Friday, 29 May 2020 by

The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) with Gael Garcia Bernal. It’s a biopic about the journey of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as Che Guevara. It is a nice movie to see different countries in Latin America and hear different accents. Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) by

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