More tips to keep up with your English

More tips for improving your English skills on your own

Early January, I shared with you my top tips for improving your language skills at home. This post is focusing on how to work on and memorise vocabulary better and master your English grammar. Finally, at the end of the article, you will find your “English prescription” to help fix your English followed by my top most essential secret ingredients for improving your English dramatically. So, are you ready?

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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

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

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.

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