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For teachers of English….

… or curious learners! IATEFL happened last week, and if you weren’t able to go, perhaps you have watched some of the talks online here. If you weren’t there, you can see the twittersphere’s highlights at #harrogatehighlights Or have a … Continue reading

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Short stories

Excellent reading practice, great for building vocabulary, seeing real English in context and hopefully fun, interesting and maybe inspirational! Before you start reading, make sure you’ve got a good dictionary ready to help out with new or forgotten words. For … Continue reading

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Hot English – free lessons for you

Hot English is an online magazine produced by a company based in Spain. It’s aimed at young(er) learners who want to improve their general English. Something you might like to do is subscribe to their monthly newsletter. It’s free, and … Continue reading

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TOEFL and TOEIC exam news

You may have seen the recent news about TOEFL and TOEIC exams organised by ETS, and you might be worried about what this means for you. A BBC TV programme sent undercover journalists into ETS to take exams – and … Continue reading

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English words from your language!

Are there any words in English that you find easy to remember because they are so similar to words in your language? It’s so much easier, isn’t it, when the words are almost the same? English has borrowed words from … Continue reading

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Northern soul in Japan

Shine like Tokyo – Northern Soul goes East! If you like music, and you’re interested in culture, listen to this radio documentary. It’s about the northern soul music and dance craze in Japan. The music comes from America, was very … Continue reading

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