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World Cup English!

Start off with the basics – football vocabulary at the excellent British Council Premier Skills. Make sure you explore the whole site here – lots of fantastic learning resources.       To get the World Cup news every day, … 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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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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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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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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