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Why English is The Language of The Skies For Aviators and Air Traffic Controllers

Posted on December 30, 2021 by Q-Admin in

Have you ever wondered how it is that aircraft fly around the world so safely? They avoid each other and make their way through the airways, flying complex procedures and landing at huge airports, usually without a hitch. One Global Timezone! A large part of this is due to a high degree of standardisation across…

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10 Great Ways to Supercharge Your English Skills in Hong Kong Outside Class

Posted on December 28, 2021 by Q-Admin in

English lessons, whether taken as private one-on-one or group classes, are the key tool to learn and master the language. Like any learning process, however, they must be backed up by reinforcing behaviour outside the classroom. This obtains and locks in meaningful results. In most subjects of study, this means many cloistered hours spent burning…

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Common English Pronunciation Mistakes By Native Chinese Speakers in Hong Kong

Posted on January 6, 2021 by Q-Admin in ,

When we start learning a foreign language, we come across new unfamiliar sounds and stress and intonation patterns. Before we truly master them, we tend to cope by applying the pronunciation rules of our native language and using familiar sounds instead of foreign ones. While it is a common and natural situation, it can also…

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English Expressions About Being Positive & Optimistic

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Q-Admin in

In order to bring a little positivity into your life strictly through language, this blog post will help you to learn some great English expressions about being positive and optimistic. We have faced extremely challenging times here in Hong Kong over the last few years. The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused drastic…

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New English Words Created Because of Covid-19

Posted on May 8, 2020 by Q-Admin in

The English language is constantly evolving. It is said that English speakers add around 1000 new words every year. Though according to some sources the figure is actually much higher. Global Language Monitor estimates that there are approximately 5400 new English words created each year. To make it into the most commonly used English Dictionaries,…

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English Word Stress is No Stress if You Follow These Simple Rules

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Q-Admin in

In our previous post, we shared 12 great tips to help you improve your English pronunciation.  For tip number nine, Understanding Word Stress & Sentence Stress, we explained the importance of word stress rules for communicating effectively in English. In this post, we delve a little deeper into the subject. What is Word Stress? The…

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