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Portuguese mistakes in English: 40 Most Common Mistakes

Anyone who speaks Portuguese knows how different it is from English. Due to these differences, we can expect mistakes to occur in all areas of language usage. Even if the person is fluent, errors often appear naturally as a result of their mother tongue. This makes it important to practise and develop an understanding of the most common mistakes. You can then better avoid these in future. Continue reading

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How To Use Say, Tell, Speak And Talk: Differences, Expressions, Idioms

Confused about when to use the words ‘say’, ‘tell’, ‘speak’ and ‘talk’ in English? No problem! This study guide will teach you the most common expressions and idioms to demonstrate the differences between say, tell, speak and talk with real examples. Ready? Let’s get started! Continue reading

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16 English Phrasal Verbs With Take

In this study guide, we will teach you 16 common phrasal verbs with ‘take’. Learn their many meanings, explore real native examples of phrasal verbs in context, and try our exercises at the end to test your understanding. You can even save a pdf copy of this guide to use later. Ready? Let’s take a look! Continue reading

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Learn English Through the News | How-to, Tips, Links

Whether you are at beginner, intermediate or advanced level, you can always learn English through the news! In this study guide, we will show you how to find and use easy news articles, original newspapers and English news channels to improve your fluency. Let’s get started! Continue reading

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101 English Homophones You Should Know

English can be a confusing language to learn! Have you ever come across two words that sound the same, but have different meanings? These are called homophones. In this detailed guide, you will learn 101 sets of homophones with real native examples. Don’t forget to check out our study tips and quiz at the end! Continue reading

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Portuguese Mistakes in English: 51 False Friends

Confused by similar words in English and Portuguese? You are not alone! Most ESL learners make mistakes with these “false friends” (or “false cognates”) in the two languages! Let’s take a look at some examples of false friends in English and Portuguese! Continue reading

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How to Learn English with Movies | Top 10 Best Films

Watching films is a fun way to improve your English! In this ESL guide, we will show you 10 of the best movies for studying English and give you tips and resources to help you learn English through films. Ready? Lights, camera, action! Continue reading

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How to learn English at home: 35 tips for faster results

Want to improve your English at home? Making slow progress with your solo studies? In this home study guide, we will share with you 35 effective strategies to help you get faster results by using the best ESL resources and websites. Ready? Let’s take a look! Continue reading

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21 English Phrasal Verbs with PUT

In this study guide, we will teach you 21 common phrasal verbs with ‘put’. Learn their many meanings, explore real native examples in context, and try our final quiz to test your understanding. You can also save a copy of this great guide to use later. Ready? Let’s take a look! Continue reading

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Make vs. Do: 140+ Collocations and Phrasal Verbs with Examples

Confused about how to use the words ‘make’ and ‘do’ in English? No problem! In this study guide, we will teach you 140+ collocations and phrasal verbs to demonstrate the difference between make and do with native English examples. Ready? Let’s jump in! Continue reading

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5-step guide: How to improve your English by reading simple books

Reading is one of the best ways to improve your English! In this study guide, we will explain how you can use simple novels to learn about English vocabulary, grammar and culture. Ready, bookworms? Let’s jump in! Continue reading

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English for tourism: Essential UK travel phrases with examples

Travelling to the UK is a great way to practise your English. It’s also a lot of fun! In this study guide, we’ll teach you some of the best travel phrases, local expressions and slang to make the most of your trip. Ready? Let’s hit the road! Continue reading

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How to learn English with songs and music

Bored with books? Take a break. Try learning more English through music! In this study guide, we’ll show you how to use the songs you love to improve your vocabulary, listening and speaking skills. Let the music play… Continue reading

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10 ways to get conversational English practice every day

Ever lost in conversation? You are not alone! Spoken English can be a hard skill to master, especially if you do not have regular opportunities to gain practice. In this study guide, we will give you 10 great ways to practise your conversational English, both face-to-face and online. Ready? Let’s jump right in! Continue reading

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25 ways to improve your business English for effective communication at work

Is your English holding you back at work? Do you want to improve your business English for more effective communication? It is easier than you think! In this expert guide, we walk you through 25 simple methods that you can use each day to enhance your professional English. Continue reading

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How to speak English well: 50 tips to improve your fluency

Do you want to know how to speak English more fluently? Do you lack confidence with your spoken English? In this comprehensive guide to fluent English we provide 50 tips to help you improve your language skills and speak English better each day by adopting the right approaches and creating a suitable learning environment. Continue reading

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English for Nurses: Online ESL Courses for Nurses and Midwives

If you are considering a nursing career in the UK, it is essential that you improve your fluency in medical English, as well as your ability to communicate with local British patients and colleagues Continue reading

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English Conversation for Kids: How to Improve Your Child’s Speaking Skills Online

Children have the ability to gain fluency in English far faster than older learners, but this can only happen if they are given regular contact with the language as part of their daily or weekly routine. Continue reading

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