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Reflexive Pronouns ∼ Easier than You Think!

Do you think that Reflexive Pronouns are confusing? If so, read on. The good news is that they are limited in number and limited in use. We only use Reflexive Pronouns to reflect back on someone or something, just like a … Continue reading

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English Pronunciation: 20 VOWEL-SOUNDS IN 20 Minutes

Back by popular demand is a lesson I did four years ago. Follow my instructions, practise regularly, and your pronunciation will improve. The practice is necessary as you are training your mouth to make new, different movements. It is physical practice … Continue reading

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This is why he plants every day

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
Prudential Assam Province, India –  read more HERE maps of india

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Descriptive Language & Persuasive devices – Advanced & Proficiency Level Students

In a post published April 26, 2015, I recommended A guide to understanding persuasive language, provided by the University of New South Wales, Australia. This guide provided excellent advice on developing writing and speaking skills. Unfortunately, this link is no longer available, but … Continue reading

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A song with Collocations and Idioms

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘.  Idioms are expressions whose … Continue reading

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English Idioms in Pictures #7

Click on the picture below to find out the meaning of the idiom TIME FLIES. Once on the site,  you can click on Follow at the bottom of the page to receive more pictures and explanations of idioms FREE.                             

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A Song with Past Simple Tense & Past Continuous Tense

* First, let’s look at the form (conjugation / spelling) of English verbs. They follow very simple patterns. English verb forms are much easier than many European languages like Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German. The Turkish language also has many … Continue reading

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Look up an English word; learn it forever.

I have found a wonderful website that will help you remember vocabulary!  (I wish there were similar websites in French and Italian for me. Alas!)  I could write a lot of detail here but it would be quicker for you … Continue reading

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How to speak so that people want to listen

Would you like to be able to speak so that people want to listen to what you have to say? Would you like to feel more confident when you have something important to say? If you have a spare ten … Continue reading

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How to Say Thank You in Business English: 20 Phrases for Any Situation

by KITLUM How to Say Thank You in Business English: 20 Phrases for Any Situation A helping hand from a business partner. A complaint from your customer. An invitation to a global conference. What do these have in common? That’s right! They’re … Continue reading

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