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31 Abbreviations for Tweets and Texts in English

31 Abbreviations You Need to Know for Texts & Tweets in English

Like it or not, we live in a world of Messenger, What’sApp, Twitter and texting … and that means if you want to read and understand conversations on the internet, abbreviations and acronyms can’t be avoided! Having said that, no one is saying you have to use them when you write! You can write a perfectly good …

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9 Reasons Why Scotland Is The Best Place To Celebrate New Year!

9 Reasons Why Scotland Is The Best Place To Celebrate New Year (Hogmanay)!

Today we are going to learn all about a very special holiday in Scotland called Hogmanay! LEVEL: Upper Intermediate and Advanced English Lesson I’ve made a mini-glossary at the side of the post to check the meaning of some words I think you might not know (including ‘Hogmanay!) These words are in bold and italics. If you have any other …

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How to speak more powerfully and avoid using

Make your English more powerful and interesting: avoid using VERY!

Learn how to make your English more powerful and interesting by ditching* the word ‘very’! (To ditch means to get rid of or give up … and this case we mean avoid using very!) Language level: upper intermediate and advanced /  B2 and  C1 Skills: Vocabulary, speaking Time needed: 10-20 mins Focus: advanced English vocabulary; synonyms & adjectives Lesson …

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10 Vital Mindset Changes to Improve Your Attitude Towards Learning English

10 Ways to Improve Your Attitude Towards Learning English

Learn 10 vital mindset changes that will improve your attitude towards learning English. Why is this important? Well, if you boost your attitude towards English learning, it will help you improve the way you think about studying. If you can change the way you think about it, you will be more successful in actually doing it. It’s all about mindset & motivation! Language level: intermediate, upper …

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