Category Archives: Cambridge

3 mistakes that ruin your sentences

Native speakers are not perfect speakers. Their speech is often unclear and their grammar can be sloppy. However, there are mistakes which they don’t make, and if you make them, you will sound like an English student, not the fluent English speaker … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence #6: A Summary

In posts How to Write a Sentence #1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, I explained how to put words together to make a sentence. In this post, I’m going to break it all down in a different way. This will … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses: #8, Noun Clauses & Adverb Clauses

Song: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots As you know, songs are often short stories about real life experiences and emotions. As such, songs are an effective way to learn natural, everyday English collocation and usage. Even when the language seems simple and easy … Continue reading

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TOEIC Listening Tests and More

If you are studying for a TOEIC test, or if you just want to improve your English, http://www.english-test.net has hundreds of listening tests, as well as grammar tests.Click here to start a listening test now.

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How to Write a Sentence: #4 Transitions

* First, read How to Write a Sentence #1,  How to Write a Sentence #2, and How to Write a Sentence #3. Transitions are words or phrases that connect (link) ideas. The ideas may be in a sentence or in … Continue reading

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25 Easy & Proven Ways to Prepare for your TOEIC Test

♦ HOW to be SUCCESSFUL in the TOEIC Test ♦ Error recognition is an important part of the TOEIC Test. Why don’t you start practising here and now? With regular practice of these 25 Error Recognition Tests, which will encourage you to look for typical mistakes, … Continue reading

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How will this modern day Romeo & Juliet survive?

Afghanistan’s Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-01-25/afghanistans-romeo-and-juliet This picture of Zakia and Ali on the run, first published in The New York Times, has become iconic, with many Afghan artists painting versions of it. DIEGO … Continue reading

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TOEIC Test – 600 Essential Words: Part 6 Adverbs

The answer to How? Why? Where? & When? is an ADVERB. Adverbs add information about verbs. Adverbs also add information about adjectives and adverbs. Some of the following adverbs are rarely used. I have marked * those that are more commonly … Continue reading

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A Song with Noun Clauses

I have found the perfect song to help you remember Noun Clauses. First, if you are not sure what a Noun Clause is, check my earlier posts Noun Clauses #1, #2, & #3.   Next, have a look at the following song … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #3

First, read Noun Clauses #1 and Noun Clauses #2. Today, I will continue giving examples of Noun Clauses and explain more structure. We are going to  look at a song called  Someone Like You  by ADELE. It is full of … Continue reading

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