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

Learning English For International Study

One of the first questions I ask people is why they’re learning English. One of the most common reasons is “for international study”. (That is, to study abroad.) What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of going to an English-speaking country to study – and how should you prepare for international study? The Advantages Of International… Read More

10 English Phrases To Talk About Extremes

One way to become a better and more interesting English speaker is to use a variety of words and phrases. Native speakers often use very descriptive phrases to add interest in conversations. In this lesson, there are ten English phrases to talk about extremes. You can use these expressions to talk about general life, but… Read More

Onomatopoeia Words For Summer

“Onomatopoeia” (pronounced “on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh”) is when a word sounds like the word it describes. For example, a “moo” is the sound that a cow makes, while “bark” is the sound that a dog makes. We use onomatopoeia all the time when we speak English – but you don’t often find these words in textbooks. When you… Read More