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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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Improve English Vocabulary & Grammar and Feed The Hungry at the Same Time

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Q-Admin in ,

In case you are not already aware of this terrific website, or like me you’d forgotten all about it, I thought I’d share it with you today. I used to use this site with my students years ago and often used it to challenge my own knowledge of various subjects, too.     The website…

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What’s the Difference Between Inquiry and Enquiry?

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Q-Admin in

Anyone trying to learn English will agree that it is a more challenging language to master than they first imagined. In fact, many argue that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, particularly if your native language has little in common with the English language. Native Chinese speakers, for example, might find…

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Funny Foreign Language Faux Pas

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Q-Admin in

So what exactly is a foreign language faux pas? Well, before we look at foreign language faux pas, lets first define faux pas (pron.: /ˌfoʊˈpɑː/ plural: faux pas /ˌfoʊˈpɑːz/). Have you ever found yourself in a social situation saying or doing something that you realise, in hindsight, you should not have done or said? Perhaps,…

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Improve Foreign Language Learning Skills With Lyrics Training

Posted on December 14, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

I’ve just stumbled across a great language learning website that you can use to sharpen up your listening, reading and writing skills in a really fun way. At Lyrics Training you can choose any of the uploaded You Tube music videos and select one of three challenge levels: Beginner, Intermediate or Expert.     If you…

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