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June 2019

Very British Problems (part 1)
Some of Britain's most famous faces share how they struggle against the endless capacity for social awkwardness which comes with being B...
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English Grammar RATHER
✅ A: As an adverb of degree.  It is like saying "quite" and is much more common in British English... which is better in my opinio...
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Synonyms - PROBLEM
These are all relatively informal and are mainly used in spoken English:  ✅ To be in a catch-22 (In a no-win situation) - I’m in a bit of a ...
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Common mistakes by English learners: Raise/bring up/grow/grow up
I hear this mistake all the time in class and now I will set the record straight! Grow = to increase in size or height/plants develop - Pupp...
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POP as a phrasal verb as well as in many idioms
The word "pop" can be used as a phrasal verb as well as in many idioms. It is a very useful word and is used all the time. Because...
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FINDING YOUR WAY: DIRECTIONS
Excuse me, please… • I’m looking for… • Can you tell me where … is, please? • Do you know where … is, please? II’m lost/I’ve lost my way/I h...
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Going to the Movies - 10 useful phrases and expressions
Tear Jerker This is a movie that is made to be sad and to make the audience cry. The movie is usually about a person losing a loved one. • E...
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10 EXPRESSIONS RELATED TO TEACHING
● You can’t teach an old dog new tricks If you try and teach an old dog new tricks, perhaps you are trying to teach someone a skill but they...
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Common Mistakes: ALSO
1) ALSO usually goes with your main verb: • I can also swim (Not: Also i can swim) • I am also a normal person (Not: Also I am a normal pers...
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SOUND MORE LIKE A NATIVE USING THESE WORDS
✅ PECKISH (inf: a little bit hungry) - There was no food in the fridge and I was feeling a bit peckish so I ate the cat. ✅ FAMISHED (inf: ve...
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10 English Phrasal Verbs About Socializing
✅ Ask (Someone) Over - If you ask someone over, you invite the person to your house or apartment. “My roommates and I are going to ask our E...
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3 English Idioms with Common Prepositions
✔ Up in the air If someone tells you that things are up in the air, it means that these things are uncertain or unsure. Definite plans have ...
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How to Deal With Stress: 16 Ways Calm People Handle Stressors
Do you have that one friend that always seems calm and relaxed? No matter what’s going on in their life, they have a soothing presence...
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