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Keep Calm and Learn English

Keep Calm and Learn English

Learning English can sometimes seem scary but fear not as studying English can be both fun and exciting. By practising a language you will be continually learning, meeting new people and potentially making new lifelong friends along the way. In fact speaking with others will allow you to perfect your pronunciation, accent and intonation as…

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5 Steps to Better Pronunciation

5 Steps to Better Pronunciation

It is sometimes frustrating to be misunderstood or having to repeat yourself several times just to give a simple message. The good news is there are lots of ways to improve your pronunciation. Here are 5 easy steps to try at home: Step 1 – Become friends with the mirror Making the correct shape with your…

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IDIOMS

IDIOMS

To make your English more colourful, avoid sticking to grammar books and learn some of the most used idioms both in written and spoken language. You have certainly heard a few of them if you usually watch movies and television in English. But what do we mean by idiom? It is a peculiar phrase that…

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Challenging English Apps

Challenging English Apps

A new free app for both Android and iOS has been created by Cambridge English for English learners that now can challenge other students around the world in a quiz game. Its main aim is to encourage healthy competition among English language learners. Quiz your English has been developed by those who produce the IELTS…

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SOME TIPS TO LEARN ENGLISH EFFECTIVELY

SOME TIPS TO LEARN ENGLISH EFFECTIVELY

We know that English is one of the most spoken languages in the world and learning it is a really hard task. That’s why we can give you some useful tips whether you are in an English speaking country or in your own country: Buy a monolingual dictionary for beginners because it will help you…

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OUR EXPERIENCE AND SOME TIPS FOR THE IELTS EXAM

OUR EXPERIENCE AND SOME TIPS FOR THE IELTS EXAM

If you want to apply for a course at an English university, it is very important to attend a course that prepares you for the IELTS exam!! Most of the universities in the UK want a minimum score of 6.0/6.5 to accept your application. If you need IELTS not for academic purposes, you can prepare…

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New UCAS tariff for 2017 university entries

New UCAS tariff for 2017 university entries

If you are thinking of applying to a UK university in 2017, you need to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing. To apply for an undergraduate degree course at a university in the United Kingdom, you apply through a system called UCAS (University College Application System). This is for both local students and…

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Free online IELTS preparation course

Free online IELTS preparation course

Are you thinking about studying at university abroad in 2017? You will probably need to take an IELTS exam and most universities require a score of around 5.0-7.0 depending on whether it’s an undergraduate or master’s degree. Good news for students there is a free IELTS preparation course available to help prepare you for the exam. To stay…

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Get your writing assessed and checked online with Cambridge English Write & Improve

Get your writing assessed and checked online with Cambridge English Write & Improve

Cambridge English has launched a free service that assess and checks your writing online. Great news for students studying English around the world! The online writing evaluation tool uses an algorithm that gives you quick feedback on your spelling, grammar, vocabulary and your style of writing. This is perfect tool for both level students looking…

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Top European Countries where you can study at university for free

Top European Countries where you can study at university for free

  Not all universities in Europe charge tuition fees for international students. In some countries in Europe university tuition is free or very low. Today on the Bucksmore Homelingua study tips blog, we will focus on Germany, Sweden, Finland, Austria and Norway as university study destinations for international students. To stay up-to-date with the latest study…

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