Idiom of the week – ‘Damp squib’

‘Damp squib’ Meaning: Something that fails to meet expectations Explanation:A squib is a kind of firework that delivers a mild explosion. If damp, a firework won’t work, as the touch paper can fizzle out – hence a damp squib referring to a disappointment. The first printed reference to the phrase is in The Morning Post,…

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Understanding the English language

Tips for learning the English language Speaking a foreign language is difficult, especially when learning new vocabulary and grammar rules. English language beginners undoubtedly have a lot to learn, but with plenty of practice, it’s perfectly possible to improve understanding and fluency. With this in mind, here are some tips and tricks for learning English…

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Top tips on how to improve English speaking

Improving your English Whether you want to chat to an English friend in a café, study in an English-speaking country or land a job with an international company where English is the preferred language, it’s essential to practice your communication skills. Repeating the odd word here and there or learning a vocab list is not…

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Idiom of the week – ‘Mad as a March hare’

‘Mad as a March hare’ Meaning: A person who is crazy or irrational Explanation: Hares traditionally have a reputation for acting oddly in March, which is nowadays attributed to their behaviour during mating season. The first record of hares’ alleged madness is in 1500, with the exact citation occurring in 1529 in Sir Thomas More’s…

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Things to do in London this November

November Events in London Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to draw the curtains and hibernate for the winter. As the days get colder and the nights get longer, London will warm your soul with a host of fun-filled activities for all ages, so let’s take a look at the best…

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Easy ways to learn and develop your English

Improve your English Skills If you want to learn English, there are many things you can do to enhance your skills. While attending language courses, reading textbooks and sitting exams will all help you to progress, it’s also important to vary your learning techniques to ensure you don’t suffer from study fatigue. With this in…

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Creative and effective ways to learn English

Fun English learning tips Learning English should be fun. Not boring. Not tedious. Fun! If you find yourself getting bored or agitated while practicing your language skills it’s time to take a more creative approach. So, with this in mind, here are some English learning tips and tricks that will keep you interested. Listen to music…

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