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...

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...

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...

5 Common English Grammar Mistakes
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5 Common English Grammar Mistakes

When learning English, it is possible that you will make these 5 common English grammar mistakes. Learn what you are doing wrong and how to break these habits! The 5 common English grammar mistakes we will focus on are: Subject/verb agreement with he/she/it Singular and plural nouns Overusing modals Forgetting the simple future Misusing the...

Fewer vs. Less in English
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Fewer vs. Less in English

English learners and native English speakers have problems with the words “fewer and less.” Fewer and less are the opposite of more: it is confusing to have TWO words as the opposite of another word! Fewer vs. Less in English How are “fewer” and “less” different? The rules for fewer vs. less in English are...

10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation
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10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation

Phrasal verbs are a part of everyday conversation for English speakers. The following are commonly used in casual conversation. Understanding them will allow you to confidently have a casual conversation. 10 Phrasal Verbs for Casual Conversation Be up to Definition: Doing something. Example: What have you been up to lately? Example: What are you up...