English Christmas Phrases

We’re just a few more weeks before one of the biggest holidays in the year. Get ready for it with this list of common English Christmas phrases. These phrases are both cultural and language-related and you can see them in newspaper articles as well as hear them in conversations. Phrases with “Christmas” As you’d expect,… Read More

How To Increase Your Vocabulary

Do you always use the same words when you speak or write English? You might feel confident that the words you use are correct, but you probably also feel “stuck” that your vocabulary is limited. But there’s something you can do to increase your vocabulary so that you can speak more confidently and precisely. When… Read More

Advanced Collocations In English

One of the best ways to become more fluent in English is to learn “collocations”. Collocations are words which naturally go together, such as “pass an exam”, or “sports car”. When you know a collocation, you can speak more fluently, because you remember words in phrases. There are different types of collocations. For example: adjective… Read More

10 Signs You’re Advanced In English

How do you know that you have an advanced level of English, without taking an exam? Here are ten signs that you’ve gone past an intermediate level of English. All these ten signs are important, because they are “proof” of a high level of English and they describe how you feel (your confidence) about English.… Read More

How To Practise Your English Speaking

It’s even more difficult now to find English speaking opportunities when so many of us are working from home, or not going out. International travel – one of the most common ways to get practice – has almost disappeared under lockdown as well. But there are ways that you can get speaking practice. Here are… Read More

5 Reasons to Get To Advanced Level In English

If you’re already at an intermediate level of English, you can do a lot of things. So why should you continue studying to get to advanced level? At intermediate level, you’re an “independent user”. This means you can understand the main ideas when you read, speak quite fluently and have easy conversations with others, and… Read More

Causative Verbs In English

Causative verbs are verbs which show that another person does something for you. For example, we don’t (usually) repair our own washing machines, or cut our own hair. Instead, we pay someone else to do these services for us – and we can use a causative verb to say this in English. You can also… Read More

Why You Should Take Regular Study Breaks

There’s lots of scientific evidence to show that regular study breaks help you remember more. Breaks are also good for your brain and help you reduce stress. Read on for why it’s so important to take regular breaks when you’re learning English! Why do you need breaks? Breaks make your study time more efficientYou can… Read More

British Culture: What’s New?

2020 is a year of huge change in the world. It has changed our ways of working, studying – and also living. But 2020 has also changed our attitudes. What’s important now was perhaps less important before. Take a look at how 2020 has changed British culture! In this post, discover five things that have… Read More