11 Extra Ways to Use LIKE

11 Extra Ways to Use Like

As I mentioned before, like is one of the most versatile words in the English language.  So far, we have reviewed the 5 most commonly taught and traditional ways of using it.  Now, we will explore all the fantastically diverse ways to incorporate like into your conversation.

 icon-exclamation-triangle CAUTION: Using like in the following ways will make you sound like a native speaker!

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How to use LIKE

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The Unlikely Power of Like

Like.  We use the word like in nearly every conversation. More recently, since the advent of Facebook, it has even become a physical action.  As we scroll through our friends’ timelines and posts, we make sure to click on that familiar icon just to show our friends that we have acknowledged their photo, their current status or even their tasty looking lunch.  And, though we may hate to admit it, our self-esteem may even depend on how many of those likes we can gather on our own status updates and photos.  Beyond our own egos, businesses large and small, are incredibly dependent on how many likes they can manage.

But, are all likes equal? Or has the simple, four letter, single syllabled word taken on a power of its own?

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40 Useful Words and Phrases

40 Useful Words and Phrases

40 Useful Words and Phrases for everyday English Speaking and Writing

You can improve the quality of your English by making use of certain phrases and words. Here is a list of words and phrases that we think will help you in everyday English – and which can be very helpful if you have to write an academic piece of English. This list is also a valuable tool if you are preparing for an English exam like IELTS for example. Read more

Building your Vocabulary

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New Ways to Improve your Vocabulary

So you want to improve your English vocabulary. Where do you even begin? A quick look around the internet will find you the usual ideas like: read, keep a dictionary, make lists etc. And these are good ideas, but is it enough? First we’ll review the common ideas and then we’ll take a look at some of the excellent advice from our teachers to see if they have any new ideas. Read more

Online English Lessons

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New from English One: Online English Lessons

We’re so excited to share with you our newly improved online English lesson option for those of you who are not able to come to our school.

ONLINE ENGLISH

Get the most out of your lessons with our individualised approach to teaching. All of your lessons are tailored to your unique needs and objectives. Your teacher will go at the best pace for you and will only move on to new areas when you are ready. Read more

Don’t Eat Your Dictionary!

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How To Increase Your Vocabulary – Without Eating Your Dictionary

Eating a dictionary will inevitably lead to indigestion.  Learning words in isolation – without context – is simply a waste of your time. There is nothing authentic about it. You will find that one word may have many different uses and the grammar you need for each use changes too. Read more

Commonly Confused Words

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Commonly Confused Words

Here is some great advice from www.yourdictionary.com on how to make sure you don’t use these commonly confused words incorrectly:


English has a lot of commonly confused words. They either look alike, sound alike or, worst of all, look and sound alike but have completely different meanings. Other words look and sound different but are similar in meaning, and it’s hard to determine which is the correct one in a given context. Hopefully the following list of pairs of commonly confused words will help you keep them straightened out. Read more

5 Fun Ways to Maintain Your English

Here are five simple ways to help you maintain your English. And they are a lot of fun too!

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If you are meeting people who speak your language, invite a few who don’t speak it. That way you will be forced to speak a common language… ENGLISH!

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LEXIPLORING

Nicoletta’s LEXIPLORING*

Go on, I know you are curious now…

English is a fascinating language. Many words derive from other languages, where they’ve been adopted by the English language and adapted. Think of the word “alcohol” which is derived from Arabic “al-kuhul” . So, we can say that English is connected to many languages.

Let’s go LEXIPLORING… Read more