50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays
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50 Verbs of Analysis for English Academic Essays

In English, we often have to analyze data, research, or facts. Do you know how to do this effectively, while using the appropriate verbs of analysis? This list of 50 verbs of analysis in English will help you. Note: this list is for advanced English learners (CEFR level B2 or above). All definitions are from...

How to Overcome a Fear of Speaking English
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How to Overcome a Fear of Speaking English

Are you shy, nervous, or embarrassed to speak English? Even in a warm and welcoming environment (such as the CISL classroom), students can still have difficulty feeling comfortable speaking English. Do not worry: we have some tips to help students speak up in class in order to overcome their fear of speaking English. With these...

Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English
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Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English

Do you know the difference between plural and singular nouns (and which plural nouns in English are irregular)? Read on to find out! Making singular nouns plural Most singular nouns in English are easy to make plural: simply add an “-s.” One dog Two dogs One bottle Five bottles For nouns that end in s,...

CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice
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CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice

Are you planning to take the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Exam soon? Don’t stress: in addition to structured test preparation classes, there are many ways to prepare for the exam using self-study! Do you know these CAE Listening Part 1 tips and how to prepare for this part of the test when you’re not...

English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital
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English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital

Do you know the basic English capitalization rules? Stick with these simple guidelines and you will understand the majority of the times that we capitalize something in English. Basic English Capitalization Rules The first letter of the first word of a sentence This basic rule is something we always follow in English. The thing I...

15 Marketing Idioms in English
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15 Marketing Idioms in English

Marketing is an important part of many businesses and is a large part of many conversations during meetings. Are you learning English for the workplace? If so, these 15 marketing idioms in English will be useful. 15 Marketing Idioms in English Across the board Definition: Applying to all. Example: We will be making changes to...

Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)
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Bodyboarding vs. Surfing (+ Surfing Vocabulary and Slang)

Surfing is a way of life in California, so it is no surprise that surfing vocabulary and slang are parts of the language on the West Coast! We are providing an infographic from Finbin (a website about water sports) about the bodyboarding vs. surfing debate. Do you know the difference? Have you tried both, and if so,...

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Prepositions of Time (AT, IN, ON) in English

Prepositions can be difficult for English language learners. One way to practice them is to learn them in stages: for example, learn English prepositions of location, then learn prepositions of time. Read on to learn about the prepositions of time AT, IN, and ON. Prepositions of Time (AT, IN, ON) in English AT We use...

5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student
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5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student

Forget listening to podcasts about learning English: instead, learn about English through podcasts about interesting subjects! If you need to improve your academic English skills for the American college or university setting, spend some time listening to these fascinating podcasts about science, the humanities, culture, and technology. 5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student Astronomy...

The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words
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The Most Beautiful Places in LA + 5 Beautiful English Words

In a city of nearly 4 million people, is it possible to find beautiful escapes? In Los Angeles, there certainly is. The area’s parks and beaches provide plenty of natural escapes for its residents and visitors, and there are many man-made gardens to provide relaxation and beauty. During your next trip, be sure to see...