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5 big reasons why US and UK English sound so different
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We may share a language but there’s nothing similar when it comes to hearing someone from the US spe...

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 ...

12 English words with truly strange origins
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The English language is a curious melting pot of words from across the globe, forged through a mille...

10 books for English learners that will make you love reading
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“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. RowlingReading in another lang...

7 common English phrases that even native speakers get wrong
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From a “doggy-dog world,” to nipping problems “in the butt,” these are the expressions you’re probab...

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 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 ...

10 hidden gems in San Francisco
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San Francisco’s most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge is known as one of the world’s most bea...

8 Shakespearean insults to win arguments with your friends
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Do you usually lose arguments with your buddies? Are you often the butt of the joke in your friendsh...

The ultimate summer guide to Sydney
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Aussies sure know how to make the most of their world-class summer weather, and Sydney is a hotbed f...

See the sea? 12 English words that sound the same
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Learning English can be hard enough at the best of times, but it’s even more complicated when you re...

How to speak English fluently – 10 key steps
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In today’s world, the better your English, the more you can partake in all things global: from inter...