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10 Christmas sayings in different languages
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For many of us, December is all about Christmas. However, festive traditions have evolved differentl...

13 Japanese words with no English translation
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Whether it’s seeing majestic Mount Fuji from your window on a bullet train, eating your weight in Ka...

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 sporting ex...

12 weirdest words in English
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It’s not that hard to find a few weird words among the approximately 750,000 words that make up the ...

Why the level of English in your country is so important
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English skills matter because they give people access to a wider range of information, a more divers...

How to improve your written English: 7 tips
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Buying a bus ticket, going to the doctor, finding an apartment, or just, you know, opening your mout...

50 things we love about the UK (and know you’ll love too)
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Delightfully diverse and bewilderingly beautiful, Britain has a unique charm that enthrals almost an...

How to become fluent in a year: The ultimate guide
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Being fluent in a language is one of the most in-demand, employable skills there is (sorry, speaking...

7 language facts that will blow your mind
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The future of how we’ll communicate is a source of heated debates – here’s our take if you’re curiou...

10 tricky words in English & how to stop misspelling them
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Along with pronunciation and grammar, one of the biggest challenges for English language learners is...

10 German expressions everyone should know
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For many, the German language remains a mystery. It sounds harsh, seems impossible to learn and has ...

10 spooky Netflix picks to learn English with this Halloween
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Who said that studying can’t be fun? Trick or treat yo’ self with a little “Netflix & learn” thi...