Quick English Summer Activities

When it’s hot and you want to relax, learning English might be the last thing you want to do! And while it’s true that taking a break is good for your brain and memory, you don’t want to lose everything you’ve learnt! So, a good way to maintain your English is through quick activities that… Read More

English Word Patterns

The way we pronounce English words is often different from how words are spelt. A good example is the -ough ending, pronounced differently in the words “though”, “thought” and “tough”. But there are also some common word patterns in English. When you know these patterns, you can expand your vocabulary and also improve your spelling… Read More

How To Be Cute In English – Using Diminutives

There are many ways to speak English. You can speak “professional” English and use words and phrases which are suitable for work. You can also speak “cute” English, and use words and phrases which show affection and familiarity. When we want to be cute in English, we often use “diminutives”: a form of the word… Read More

3 English Grammar Rules To Ignore

One problem with English grammar is that the rules are complicated. Often, there are exceptions, which makes the rule confusing. Or there are so many different things to remember, that you aren’t sure if you’re using the correct grammar. This can make you hesitate when you speak. But, in some cases, you can ignore grammar… Read More

3 ‘Myths’ About English Grammar

If you find English grammar stressful, or if you’re worried that your grammar stops you from being fluent in English, this post is for you. Discover the three myths about English grammar (“myth” = wrong belief) and how you can improve your grammar and confidence in English. Myth #1. English grammar never ends In fact,… Read More

Collocations With Fast

There are many situations when you can use “fast” in English. Which of these collocations and expressions with “fast” do you use? Learning tip: Try to use some new collocations with “fast” in your own sentences so that you can remember them more easily. Common Collocations With ‘Fast’ Here are some typical collocations with fast:… Read More

How To Remember English

How easy is it for you to remember new English words or grammar easily? Most people find it difficult to remember every new thing, but there are strategies which will help you remember English more automatically. Read on for some things that you can do! How we remember new things What we remember depends on… Read More

Why Listening In English Is Difficult

If you can’t understand what people say, it’s difficult to reply to people, or to take part in conversations. Listening in English can be particularly difficult because of some of the pronunciation and vocabulary features of English. These can cause misunderstandings (when you believe you understand something, but you don’t) and confusion (you don’t understand… Read More

Why You Should Learn English On Netflix

Netflix is perfect for learning English, with features that help you understand more easily. But it also has other, ‘hidden’ advantages which you don’t get with television or cinema. These will help you get to an advanced English level in ways that you might not realise! Read on for the six reasons why you should… Read More