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Finished your Masters?

First of all, congratulations! You’ve worked very hard and probably can’t really believe it is all over! Make sure you spend some time celebrating and congratulating yourself on all your hard work. Well done! What next? You might want some … Continue reading

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Data analysis and SPSS!

If you are in the middle of your master’s dissertation, you might be getting ready to do some data analysis using SPSS. If you’ve never used it before, it can be quite daunting. But there is lots of help available … Continue reading

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Subject-verb agreement

In English, your verb needs to agree with your subject. A common mistake – especially in writing – is with subject and verb agreement. Sometimes the error is due to carelessness – you simply missed the mistake when you were … Continue reading

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Linking words

The correct choice and usage of linking words can make all the difference to your writing. Do you know all the linking words in this table? TIME/ORDER: At first, eventually. Finally, firstly, in the end, in the first place, in … Continue reading

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Making a research poster!

In your university and academic career, you will be asked to make a poster about your research. It’s a challenge to make a poster in your first language, and a bigger one in a second language! There is a lot … Continue reading

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Essential IELTS

If you’re getting ready to take the IELTS test, you know what stress feels like! Try not to spend your energy worrying though, because there is lots of help out there for you – and of course you need to … Continue reading

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The, a/an or nothing?

Articles! You first meet them early on in your learning English career, and they never go away, do they? Even the most advanced learners can still struggle with articles, so don’t worry if you are struggling too. One thing you … Continue reading

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IATEFL, UK

Are you an English teacher? The IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) conference is happening now – this year in Harrogate. If you aren’t there in person, you can still participate and enjoy the conference … Continue reading

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Test your vocabulary

Sunday* is a good time to test your vocabulary. So, here are some tests you might find helpful. After you’ve taken a test, make sure you have a record of some words you don’t know so you can find out … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

First of all, practise your English here, on the topic of International Women’s Day: listening comprehension reading comprehension Next, improve your reading with some authentic texts: – Find out more about International Women’s Day here. – Why do we need … Continue reading

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