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rules of English punctuation
The rules of English punctuation are important in written texts and involve the uses of different punctuation marks (or special symbols) to clarify meaning and separate phrases and sentences. Therefore, we need to understand punctuation to better understand English reading and to produce English writing. What are the rules of
Do you find it difficult to remember new English vocabulary? Many learners appreciate that learning vocabulary is equally as important as understanding grammar when studying English. Whilst grammar provides the rules that decide how words are combined and adapted to form a sentence, it is impossible to communicate in another
Small talk in business and in social situations is a friendly and informal conversation about things that are not important. It is common for small talk to take place among people who do not know each other very well, for example at work meetings and business conferences. Successful small talk
There are many reasons to learn English idioms, because often we use them in English speaking and writing. So, what is an idiom? An idiom is a group of words (often a phrase or an expression) that have a particular meaning, and this meaning can be difficult to work out
English pronunciation is a problem for many English learners. But why? One of the key difficulties is English spelling. In a number of other languages, words are spelled as they are pronounced and vice versa. This is not always the case in English and the correct English pronunciation or spelling
English is an international language and there are several choices for English proficiency exams to accurately assess your English level. We look at the options available and give recommendations for your English language assessment. Language learners study English at home, online, and in English language schools worldwide. This can give

What are the best Christmas adverts?

Posted on 21/12/2016

Category: Festivities
Christmas adverts on television have become one of the annual English Christmas traditions. Companies are extremely competitive to design the most memorable advertisement of the year, and these advertising giants also want us to get into the Christmas spirit and spend more money at their store! Some of these adverts

Why study Business English?

Posted on 14/12/2016

Category: Business English
English is the international language of communication among businesses worldwide. As businesses become more global, there is a growing need for staff with at least a professional working proficiency (CEFR English level B2) in more than one language. Many jobs now even require fluency in two languages or more. What

What are the best Christmas songs?

Posted on 07/12/2016

Category: Festivities
Christmas is almost here and a great way to start feeling the Christmas atmosphere is going shopping and decorating your home for the holiday. It’s also a busy time, and you can look forward to relaxing with some Christmas songs! Listening to Christmas music is a great way to relax and

Try our English quizzes

Posted on 24/10/2016

Category: General
Try our English quizzes today. These are quick quizzes with just 10 questions and will only take a few minutes. Try yourself and challenge your friends too! You can choose different English tests and targets include: English levels (CEFR A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2), English grammar, English vocabulary and spelling,