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Commonly Used French Words in the English Language

Commonly Used French Words in the English Language

One thing to remember before we talk about specific French words is that most European languages have Latin in common. Latin actually almost forms the base of the most dominant languages, such as English, French and Spanish. And since the English and the French have very strong ties in history, it is more than natural…

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Tips on How to Best Memorise Tricky Information

Tips on How to Best Memorise Tricky Information

Why is it that when you try your hardest to remember something, your brain never seems to cooperate the way you’d like it too? Ever had a complete blank while public speaking or sitting for a very important exam? Sometimes, your brain will play all sorts of tricks on you, especially in stressful situations. However,…

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A Short History of the English Afternoon Tea

A Short History of the English Afternoon Tea

The custom of afternoon tea as we know it was not invented overnight, but rather developed from an English love of tea that grew over centuries. Tea was first mentioned in English in 1615 in the records of the East India Company’s Japanese office. An employee, Richard Wickham, wrote a letter to merchants in China…

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The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The traditional English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish customs can still be found today, throughout the United Kingdom. However, quite a few of them have had some minor twists or additions to them, mostly due to massive social, cultural and economic changes. For example, the colonisation of so many different areas has brought a vast influence…

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Who Was Jack the Ripper?

Who Was Jack the Ripper?

No serial killer in England has ever sparked such hysteria and interest as Jack the Ripper. Also known as the Whitechapel murderer, the blood-curdling stories about Jack the Ripper still terrorise and amaze people to this day. In the mid-19th century, the parish of Whitechapel, London, became increasingly overcrowded due to an influx of Irish…

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A Look around Greenwich, London

Greenwich, hip and trendy area in the South East of London, has a wealth of interesting things to do. The town became the site of a royal palace back in the 13th century and is actually the place of birth of Henry VIII and his daughter, Elizabeth I. Although Greenwich is most well-known for its…

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How to Develop Independent Study Skills

Independent learning and studying are skills that can be very important to have towards the next step in your studies, or even career. Independent learning allows an individual to think, act and pursue their own studies autonomously, without the same levels of support received from a teacher at school. You are then expected to conduct…

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Things to Do While Learning English in Dublin

So here you are in Dublin, capital of Ireland, where Irish heritage and culture is rich and easy to come by. It is worth mentioning that Dublin is one of the best places to learn English while you soak up all that history and warmth the Irish people have to offer. If your travel card…

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We will plan a theatre trip for you

We will plan a theatre trip for you

‘I enjoyed seeing the musical “Wind in the willows” the most and had a great time during all the activities with my teacher and her family.’ – Leon, 12 years old from Germany. If you love a musical or two, you will want to make sure you are seeing the best of the best in London’s West-End….

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Travel to the world of Harry Potter

Travel to the world of Harry Potter

‘I really loved our Harry Potter tour’ – Teresa aged 12 from Italy. Whether you’re a muggle or a wizard, a Bucksmore Homelingua excursion to the Harry Potter London experiences will make you feel magical in no time. Our dedicated Homelingua team, similar to the sorting hat, will find the right accommodation for you specific to…

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