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Improve your listening

If you’ve been learning English for some time, you have probably worked hard on your language listening skills – and you probably still struggle to understand everything you listen to! Something to remember is that sometimes it’s difficult to listen … Continue reading

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The Deepest of the Deep!

Here is more practice of your comparatives and superlatives! What animals live in the deepest oceans? Some of them are pretty strange! Play this game to find out more about the sea creatures – use your language skills to follow … Continue reading

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Talking about the future

You probably know all about using ‘going to’ to talk about something you intend to do, and using present continuous to talk about fixed arrangements or plans. Here’s a chance to have a look at all the different ways you … Continue reading

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Adverbs of Frequency

How often do you double check your basic English? Occasionally, hardly ever or almost every day? Check out this video and transcript to remind you of the most common adverbs of frequency. Double check here. Practise with a game here. … 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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Word families

Having a good understanding of word families will help your comprehension and production skills – you should be able to make better guesses about what new words mean, and have a broader vocabulary base to choose from when you write … Continue reading

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Present perfect listening practice

Present perfect – every learner’s favourite verb tense – plus listening practice – what could be better? Listen to Fatima take the present perfect challenge with BBC World Service. For follow-up work, there are plenty of links to more exercises … 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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Test your verb tenses!

It’s always a good day to test your verb tenses. Have a go at these online tests, and most importantly, reflect on your results. What tenses do you struggle with? What tenses are you most confident with? How are you … Continue reading

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