Category Archives: Advanced (Level 6+)

A Must-Read Thriller for Advanced English Students

I have previously recommended the fascinating books written by author JC Ryan, not only for those studying English as a second language, but also native English speakers who enjoy a spellbinding mystery or thriller. Well, now there is a short … 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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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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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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Divulging and disclosing (The language of giving information)

Originally posted on About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog:
Bobiko/Moment/GettyImages by Kate Woodford We tell each other things all the time, whether it’s our news, some important information or just interesting facts. This week we’re focusing on the language that…

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English Inversion #2: Question Tags

How do you say something or make a statement in your language? What is the word order: which word do you say first, second, third, etc? Here are two examples of common English word order:   ♦Melania Trump was born in … Continue reading

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The life and soul of the party (How we behave at social events)

Originally posted on About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog:
Tara Moore/DigitalVision/GettyImages by Kate Woodford How do your friends behave at social events? Is one of them the life and soul of the party, chatting, laughing and dancing with everyone? Or…

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