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Don’t Be Afraid of Making Mistakes When Learning English – Mistakes are GOOD!

Posted on June 28, 2013 by Q-Admin in

Is your fear of making mistakes holding back your progress? Do you feel nervous or tense when you know you’re about to engage in an English conversation. Does that anxiety intensify when you know the person you’re about to speak to is a native-English speaker? Twice this week I have heard students say that they…

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15 English Grammar Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

Learning to speak English is often a challenge, but practicing your speaking skills without worrying too much about any grammatical mistakes you make is the most important thing to remember, especially in the early stages. Arguably, studying English grammar should be a relatively small part of your overall English studies. Yes, it’s important, but concentrating…

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Foreign Language Learning Mindset Tip: Get Specific About Your Reason ‘WHY’

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

In last week’s post (You’re Never Too Old to Learn a Foreign Language), we spoke of how anyone at any age can learn a foreign language. We emphasised the importance of adopting a positive mindset from the outset and beginning their language-learning journey with a keen and genuine interest in their target language and its…

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How to Write and Deliver a Speech in 11 Simple Steps

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

Have you ever written and made a speech? If the answer is yes, you will probably agree that it can be pretty scary, even when you are delivering the speech using your native language. And delivering the speech in a foreign language makes it even tougher. Whilst writing and making a speech in a foreign…

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British vs American English: British words not often used in the US & American words not often used in the UK

Posted on May 28, 2013 by Q-Admin in

British vs American English is of course not a competition. It is simply a way to express the fact that British English and American English is not always the same. Indeed, there are a number differences between American English and British English. Most people are aware that a North American’s idea of buying a new…

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11 Smokin’ English Expressions Related to Smoke and Smoking

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

If you understand the following short story – ‘A Life Sentence for Smoking Like a Chimney’ – there is no need to scroll down further. If, on the other hand, you don’t fully comprehend it, scroll down to learn all the common English expressions that relate to the words smoke and smoking and all will…

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