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How to improve your vocabulary in English

Words form the building blocks of any language and the more you know, the more freedom you have when expressing your thoughts and ideas. Continue reading

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English for tourism: essential holiday vocabulary

There are thousands of great places to go on holiday in the world but the locals there will often lack fluency in your native language. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: pronunciation 1

If you want to be understood when speaking English, then correct pronunciation is vital. Russians tend to mispronounce English words that are similar to those in their native language and share the same origins. Continue reading

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Russian Mistakes in English: 54 False Friends

False friends (also called “false cognates”) are Russian words that look or sound similar to English words but have different meanings. In this guide, you will find a list of common false friends with definitions and examples to show the differences between the words. Continue reading

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Relaxed pronunciation in English

Relaxed pronunciation is common throughout the world’s languages and occurs when syllables of common words are mixed (or slurred) together to make their pronunciation easier. Continue reading

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Silent letters in English

Silent letters in English cause difficulties for both native speakers and those learning the language. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: confusing words 3

Our mother tongue plays a key role in the errors we make when learning a foreign language. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: confusing words 2

Russian mistakes in English are frequently based upon confusion between several words that are similar in meaning. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: confusing words 1

There are a range of Russian mistakes in English that arise due to confusion between two or more words with similar meanings. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: gender

Around 25% of the world’s languages have a system of grammatical gender and categorise nouns as masculine or feminine. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: prepositions

Most Russian students tend to worry more about their tenses than their use of prepositions in English. Continue reading

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Russian mistakes in English: singular vs. plural

Generally speaking, English and Russian tend to see eye to eye when it comes to singular and plural nouns – this is just a simple case of logic. Continue reading

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10 tips to improve your English speaking skills

Learning to speak English fluently takes time and a good understanding of the language. Continue reading

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Differences between British and American English

When you are learning English as a foreign language, it is important to understand the differences between British and American English. Continue reading

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Preparing for a job interview in English

Successfully passing a job interview in English requires training and preparation in two key areas: language skills and interview technique. Continue reading

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English conversation classes online

As a teacher, I have met hundreds of students who all seem to be saying the same thing: “I understand grammar well, can read and write…my listening is ok…but I can’t speak English!” Continue reading

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Teaching English using Skype

Skype is a great tool for teaching English online and offers new e-learning opportunities to students from around the world. Continue reading

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Skype lessons with a British English teacher

Today, English in undoubtedly the leading lingua franca in the world and is gaining increasing importance as an international means of communication. Continue reading

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