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Emma

Born with a severe case of wanderlust, you can find me trying to fill my English passport with new stamps, accompanied by a backpack, my camera and a snorkel. In between dreaming of adventures that combine snowboarding and diving, I'm a travel writer in Bristol and like to tread the thin line between impressive and worrying coffee consumption.

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False friends: Spotting and avoiding common linguistic traps
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You’re reading a book in a foreign language that you’re trying to learn, and you spot a familiar wor...

How to eat like the Japanese eat
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It is widely accepted that Japanese cuisine is not only absolutely delicious, but it is also really ...

All the English rugby terms you need to know
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Invented 200 years ago in a town named Rugby, the game of rugby is one of England's best sportin...

10 autumnal movies to help you learn English
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For many people, fall is all about chunky knit sweaters and drinking all things pumpkin-spiced. The ...

20 ways that learning languages changes the world (and transforms your life)
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You might know that learning a new language is good for you (yes, bilingualism really is that great)...

A survival guide to American English
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You’re learning English. Great! As the most widely spoken language in the world, you’ll be able to c...

10 funny idioms in different languages
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Every language around the world uses idioms – common phrases that are used to say certain things. Ma...

The ultimate summer guide to Rome
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Ah, summer in Rome. It makes you think of touring the historic sights, devouring mountains of soft g...

The ultimate summer guide to Brighton
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When the sun is shining, there’s only one place that Brits want to be: by the sea! Since the 1800s, ...

The ultimate summer guide to New York
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They call it ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ and, with an endless list of things to do, restaurants to ...

Gap year guide to Europe
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A gap year can come in a variety of destinations and itineraries: Learning a language, getting inter...

The ultimate summer guide to London
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When over 10% of the UK population lives in London, you can be absolutely sure that this creative ca...