Summer and English

In the northern hemisphere, it is now summer, and for many people this involves outdoor temperatures that they find enjoyable. Unsurprisingly, this leads to people spending more time outside and away from their desks, computers, and books. However, whether you choose to learn English in London or learn English online in the country where you …

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Living on Borrowed Words

English is very comfortable with absorbing words from other languages, and you can find words from many, many languages in English dictionaries. Unlike, say, Welsh, Icelandic, or French, there is no official body whose job it is to invent new native words for concepts that did not previously exist or were not previously needed. As …

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Using English with Friends

Whether you are studying English in London or studying English online, one thing that can really help your progress is using English regularly. Students often feel frustrated because they find that they are always translating in their head before they speak, and speaking English frequently is a way of forming connections in your brain that …

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Gonna? Wanna? Gotta? Get to grips with informal contractions!

“It’s late, I gotta go.” “Do you wanna get a coffee?” “I’m gonna visit my parents next weekend.” We all know that English has contractions. Cannot becomes can’t. I would becomes I’d. She had becomes she’d. But what about those crazy words in those sentences above? Gotta? Wanna? Gonna? What’s that about?!?! When we speak English …

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Want to sound like a native English speaker? Here are some tips!

We all want to sound natural when we’re learning a second language, but English can seem like an especially difficult language with lots of confusing vocabulary and pronunciation. The first thing to say is that sounding like a native English speaker doesn’t mean sounding like the Queen of England! One of the great things about …

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Learn English in London

Choosing to learn English in London may be the best decision you will ever make. London is one of the greatest cities in the world, with fantastic opportunities to enjoy culture, food, and entertainment. The mix of local and international, old and new, and nature and artifice make London a city with something for everyone. …

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Translation Tips

Nowadays, it has never been easier to translate words from one language to another. The internet is full of dictionary websites, and a variety of apps allow for quick and easy translations, often involving the use of advanced artificial intelligence. This is fantastic for getting information and understanding the text you are reading or the …

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