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25 more brilliant British English slang words and phrases

English slang words and phrases FI

British English slang words and phrases can confuse English speakers from other native English-speaking countries and are even more problematic for people who have English as a second language. Sometimes, foreign languages have a matching expression that is almost a direct translation. Other social expressions are impossible to work out

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25 brilliant British English slang words and phrases

British English slang

English is commonly accepted as having a larger vocabulary than most other languages in the world. Some words and expressions are tricky for English language learners and others even create difficulties between native English speakers from different countries. We’re from London and have created a list of some of the

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Ideas to develop English vocabulary without translation

Develop English vocabulary

Have you tried different ways to develop English vocabulary when you’re learning English? Naturally, it can be difficult to understand everything when you’re reading English texts or books, but there are useful strategies which can improve your English vocabulary and encourage you to become less dependent on translation. This can

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5 business idioms to improve English speaking at work (Part 4)

English business idioms to improve speaking at work

Do you need to communicate in English at work? What do you think is the most difficult aspect of using English at work? Many English language learners feel that it is more difficult to have a conversation, especially with a native speaker. But why? Firstly, a lot of native English

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6 ways to learn English using newspapers, broadcasts & apps

learn English using newspapers

Do you keep up to date with the news? Do you prefer newspapers, television or radio news broadcasts, or do you have news apps on your phone? If you like to follow the latest news stories and current affairs, then you can also use it to improve your English skills.

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5 business idioms to improve English speaking at work (Part 3)

business idioms to improve English speaking at work 3-1

Do you need English for work? Many companies around the world have international offices and clients, and so the main language of communication is English. Which type of communication is the most difficult? Many language learners feel that it is more difficult to speak on the phone in English than

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6 ways to learn English by listening to music

learn English by listening to music

Previously, we looked at ways to develop your English skills while relaxing and watching the TV. Many also enjoy listening to music in their free time, and this week we’re giving ideas of how you can learn English by listening to music as well. I’m sure we all remember the

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5 business idioms to improve English speaking at work (Part 2)

business idioms to improve English speaking at work 2-1

Do you work in an international environment? Do you need to speak or write emails in English with colleagues and clients? Last week, we looked at business idioms that are commonly used in the workplace. It is a great idea to develop business English vocabulary, because it helps you to

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6 ways to learn English by watching television and movies

learn English by watching television

When you come home after a hard day’s work, do you really want to sit down and learn English? There is a good chance that you just want to relax. Maybe you like going to the gym, playing sport, meeting friends, or getting comfortable and watching television. Then, you remember

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5 business idioms to improve English speaking at work (Part 1)

business idioms to improve English speaking at work 1-1

Here are some business idioms which you can use to improve English speaking at work. The problem with idioms is that you can’t always guess the meaning just by looking at the individual words. These are expressions which you need learn as one item, and we have five English idioms

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