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Silent letters in English Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

The presence of ‘silent letters’ in English words is one aspect of learning to read and speak English that many English language learners find difficult and unfortunately the English language has a lot of silent letters. Silent letters in words are letters that are written in the word, but not pronounced when the word…

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Expressing opinion Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

There are many expressions we use in English to share our different opinions, such as expressing strong or neutral opinions. If you feel very strongly about a subject, you are probably going to express your opinion in a very strong way, with strong language, but if you are uncertain or unsure about something you…

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Preposition review: On, in, at Posted by on Oct 8, 2013

Learning to correctly use prepositions in a second language is a grammar problem that many language learners encounter. Learning new prepositions is often hard because the prepositions that a person knows in his or her native language are used differently in the language he or she is trying to learn, in this case English. This…

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Oh no, the US Government is shutdown! Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

As of yesterday, the U.S. government was shut down! What does this mean; are the airports closed, are stores closed, do people have to go to work? Well, first of all this is just a temporarily shutdown (or closure), America is not “closed” forever, at least we hope not! And this shutdown is not…

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Real World English – American slang Posted by on Oct 1, 2013

How about learning some American English slang? Slang is informal speech, and it is regularly used by native speakers of all languages, but it is not always easy to learn as it isn’t often taught in classes or schools.  Below I have lists ten common slang terms in English you might want to learn. Why…

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