Top 10 reasons to study English in the US in 2019
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Top 10 reasons to study English in the US in 2019

Do you want to study English? Have you always dreamed of visiting the United States? If so, keep reading. According to Research Gate, a professional network for scientists and researchers, ‘enhanced communication skills in English can result to not only an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future’. In this blog,...

Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience
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Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience

Will you be studying English in California during the winter? Experience the holidays, Southern California style! Whether you are on the state’s white sandy beaches or in the Sierra Nevada mountains, you can have a “white” Christmas in California. Christmas in California: 5 Holiday Traditions to Experience  See Disneyland at Christmastime Disneyland is known for...

Turkey Idioms
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Turkey Idioms

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have some turkey-related idioms that are sure to make you laugh! Cold Turkey Stop something immediately. Some people quit smoking by smoking less and less each day until eventually, they do not smoke any cigarettes at all. Not me. I quit cold turkey.  Have you ever quit...

Halloween Vocabulary for English students
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Halloween Vocabulary for English students

This week marks a very special holiday in the United States: Halloween! As our students prepare their costumes, we have prepared a list of common vocabulary words and expressions to help you through the holiday, plus a mini-grammar lesson on Comparatives and Superlatives to help you use correct grammar when talking about the funniest, most...

Vocabulary for TOEFL Speaking Part 1
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Vocabulary for TOEFL Speaking Part 1

Can you speak about a topic in English for 45 seconds? Then you’re ready for TOEFL. Or are you? TOEFL Speaking Part 1 does require you to respond to a question and speak for 45 seconds, but being able to speak for that length of time does not ensure that you will score well in...

Guide to Tag Questions in English
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Guide to Tag Questions in English

Guide to Tag Questions in English What is a tag question? A tag question is a short question at the end of a statement. In English, we use them to confirm that something is true (or untrue) or to encourage a response from the person we are speaking with. Here is an example of a...

Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1
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Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1

Do you know how to prepare yourself for the IELTS Speaking Paper? Follow these tips and learn this vocabulary and you will improve your confidence (and score) on Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Exam. First, three useful tips . . . Vocabulary and Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1 #1: Be able to describe...

Casual English for Conversation
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Casual English for Conversation

“Conversation is food for the soul.” -Proverb Conversation is an art and can be difficult in any language. When learning English, it can be even more difficult if you do not have the right vocabulary words to ask the right questions! The next time you have a conversation in English, try using some of these...

SO DO I vs. ME TOO
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SO DO I vs. ME TOO

English learners are often confused about when to use SO DO I and when to use ME TOO. Do you know the difference between SO DO I and ME TOO, and when to use them? Read on! SO DO I vs. ME TOO Both SO DO I and ME TOO are used as a response...

Golf Expressions in English
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Golf Expressions in English

Do you love to golf? This sport is incredibly popular in English, so it is not surprising that there are many golf expressions in English. How many of these have you heard? English also uses many expressions from other sports: read our Sports Related Idioms for more information! Golf Expressions in English Above/below par Golf...