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Improve your English with a fun song: Old Town Road

Have you heard the song, Old Town Road, by Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X? It’s a mix of American Country and Hip Hop style. While native English speakers are generally used to country-style lyrics, they can be quite … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #1

I have written two posts recently on Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing. They are a small number of mistakes which are easily fixed as soon as you understand the grammar. Don’t worry! The grammar is basic and easily understood. … Continue reading

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The Visual Guide to English Prepositions Part 1/2 (Infographic)

Here is another excellent Infographic from Jenn at   

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Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing #2

Today, I’m going to highlight more mistakes that ruin your writing. First, check out  Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing #1 These spelling mistakes are also serious because they indicate grammar issues.  Let’s have a look at the problem words:    … Continue reading

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222 Words to Use instead of “Said”.

Jenn from http://www.grammarcheck.net regularly sends me Infographics. Infographics are easy-to-read graphics which contain information that improves your English. Perhaps you saw the last Infographic I re-posted on November 24, 2018, 147 Words to Use instead of “Very”? Many English students, … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #1

      The English language is full of Noun Clauses. A Noun Clause is made up of a group of words with a Noun and a Verb. A Noun is the name of a person, animal, place, thing, (or state;  for example: happiness, excitement). … Continue reading

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Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing

English spelling is not easy for anyone learning English as a second language. It may surprise you to learn that many native English speakers are not good at spelling in their native language. They know that spelling is very important … Continue reading

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Zero waste – Be Inspired while improving your English!

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
great big story The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken their commitment to sustainability to a new level. While the rest of the country has a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu…

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How to Write a Sentence: #5 Adjectives & Adverbs; Nine Parts of Speech

There are nine parts of speech in English: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, articles, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. This means that every word in an English sentence belongs to one of the nine parts (or groups). Remember that words can … Continue reading

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Train your brain to recognize opportunity

There is so much information about how to be successful in life: self-help books, videos, the internet. It can be overwhelming.  Would you like to know how your brain filters the information that it receives? How about using visualization to … Continue reading

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