We're looking at writing this week and this is a great collecton of tips and links from Oxford Dictionaries on how to improve your writing for everything from CVs to university essays! Check it out and see what you think! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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10 tips on how to improve your writing | OxfordWords blog

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We had a lot of questions on Facebook Live today about how to organise and structure a good essay. Check out this useful guide to writing clear paragraphs, effective topic sentences to help you!
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We had a lot of questions on Facebook Live today about how

Understanding IELTS - Online Course

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How can you write a good for and against essay? We're looking at writing all this week, and this five-step guide from Cristina Cabal is a great place to start! Try it and let us know how you get on! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay

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Do you get enough sleep? How about before exams? Do you go to bed early or do you stay up late for some last-minute studying? Practise your listening skills and learn how getting more sleep can help you achieve better exam results! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Sleeping for exam success

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Do any of you have bilingual kids? I do ... and they put my language learning to shame! ????This is a lovely article to read about how one mum became more motivated to learning a second language and why!
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My Bilingual Child Motivated My Own Language Learning Journey

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Grammar rules can be useful and important... but not always! Some things people say are rules are not really rules at all - and some are just plain wrong! Read this article to find out more! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Grammar rules can be useful and important but not always Some things

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

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Witnesses say they saw the plane take off and then crash _____ a nearby field.
a) on
b) into
c) at
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The audio is at three different levels, from A2 to B2, so you can choose the one that’s just right for you!
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Graded listening | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council

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Check out this article from Merriam-Webster Dictionary and learn some fabulously fanciful words for your favourite things. My personal favourite ... 'You're the bee's knees!' ????????????
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Check out this article from MerriamWebster Dictionary and learn some fabulously fanciful

9 Fanciful Words for Your Favorite Things

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1. Holidays 2. Yummy food 3. Sunflowers 4. Rainbows 5. Workmates 6. Good friends 7. Emojis 8. My bed! 9. New season of Game of Thrones and finally 10. My dog! These are my 10 things that make me smile ... what are yours? Tell us below... [ Bit.ly Link ]
1 Holidays 2 Yummy food 3 Sunflowers 4 Rainbows 5 Workmates 6

Ten reasons to smile

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We're looking at listening this week, and one of my favourite resources is TED-Ed. They have hundreds of great video lessons on every topic you can imagine, like this one on the life and work of Marie Skłodowska Curie! Check them all out here: [ Ed.ted.com Link ]
Were looking at listening this week and one of my favourite resources

Lessons | TED-Ed

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How's your grammar? Do you think you even need to know about grammar when you are learning a language?
This is an interesting TED-Ed video to watch ... and then check out our Grammar sections on our websites
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Grammar videos | LearnEnglish Teens

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Do you like cats? I certainly do! And have you ever wondered why they do some of the strange things they do? Find out in this video lesson from TED Ed! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Why do cats act so weird? - Tony Buffington

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I have trouble saying 'no' to friends and work mates ... do you?
And I can't quite believe that according to Oxford Dictionaries there are 29 ways to say No! How do you say 'no' in your country? :) [ Bit.ly Link ]
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29 ways to say no | OxfordWords blog

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We sometimes get comments asking 'why do English speakers speak so fast?' :-) Well the answer is that, although it may seem we do, actually compared to some other languages we're pretty slow! Can you guess what languages are faster?
Find out in this infographic, then read more here: ti.me/2e4heuu
We sometimes get comments asking why do English speakers speak so fast

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

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The answer to yesterday's quiz was (b) are taken. Did you get it right?
Our online courses _______ by students from all over the world!
a) are taking ✖
b) are taken ✔
c) have taken ✖
This is a passive sentence, in the present simple tense. It's describing a fact - students from all over the world take our online courses! But because we're more interested in telling you about the courses than...
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If you see someone with something you like, and you want to ask them where they got it, what can you say?
Find out in this How to... video! Visit the website for the transcript and practice activities! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How to ask someone where they got that

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If you enjoyed Sophia's video on the history of voting, check out this great video activity to learn all about the electoral system in the UK - How the General Election works! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How the General Election works

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If you enjoyed Sophia's video on the history of voting, check out this great video activity to learn all about the electoral system in the UK - How the General Election works! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How the General Election works

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The answer to yesterday's quiz was (b) didn't use to. Did you get it right?
I didn't recognise him! He looks completely different now. He _______ have a beard!
a) didn't used to ❌
b) didn't use to ✔
c) doesn't used to ❌
d) wouldn't ❌
To form the negative of 'used to' we use do in the past + not + use to + verb. The question is formed in a similar way.
- He didn’t use to wear nice clothes and...
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Mei-li from China and Ana from Brazil are sightseeing in Manchester and need some advice about where to go and how to get there. Will they be successful? Find out in this episode of the English Game... [ Bit.ly Link ]
Meili from China and Ana from Brazil are sightseeing in Manchester and

Sightseeing in the town

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