The ability to paraphrase is one of the most important speaking skills, so let’s consider what paraphrasing actually is and how we can use it effectively.
On a daily basis, we all find ourselves in situations when we can’t find the correct word to say. You know what you want to say, but it just won’t come out! Many people refer to the phenomenon as being ‘tongue-tied’. For foreign English speakers, this problem can be even worse. You might have heard some news or read an article in a newspaper, and you want to tell the story to others. The problem arises when you just can’t remember the news word-for-word.
There’s no doubt about it, English is a challenging language to learn, and that’s largely because it’s full of bizarre idiomatic expressions that, when you stop and think about them, they don’t appear to make much sense to anybody.
As native speakers, we use them without even thinking about where they come from; but if you are a student trying to learn English, they can be really confusing. If you know something about the origin of these expressions than it can help with remembering them easier. In this blog, we’ll look at ten of these interesting idioms and teach you where the expressions came from and more importantly, how to use them.
Learning English is fun, but it can also be challenging at times. It’s these times when your motivation can be at its lowest. Many English students reach a point, where they see little or no improvement and can feel like they are getting nowhere. So, I would like to share five ways to help you keep super motivated when learning English.
At school, exams were the bane of my life. They required hours and hours of tedious study. They were always on the horizon, and no sooner had you passed one, than it was time to start preparing for the next one.
Moreover, they actually restricted my learning. Got something you wanted to ask the teacher?
“Yes, that's an interesting question, but it's not on the exam.” End of discussion.
So you'd think that after I left school, I wouldn't want to go near an exam again, let alone start going around telling people how great they are. But actually, when it comes to learning English, taking an exam is one of the best things you can do to keep up your progress and extend your learning.
So, here are my reasons why you should take an English exam:
For advanced learners
London is one of the greatest cities on earth. A world centre of commerce and a global cultural hot spot, London is diverse, connected, international and cosmopolitan. Its dynamic economy with renowned strengths in creativity and design, science and technology, banking and finance offers the most competitive and productive business environment in Europe. London is a centre of knowledge production, invention and entrepreneurship, with more technology companies than any other European city. London is a world leader in healthcare delivery for its citizens, and in diagnosing, discovering and providing treatments to tackle the pressing needs of global cities.
We have a varied wildlife here in the Britain. Our largest mammal is the red deer. In the wild, foxes and rabbits are often seen, and if you're lucky, you may even see a badger, weasel or a hedgehog. Our only poisonous snake, the adder, It’s rare and protected. Our smallest mammal is the pygmy shrew.
In this blog we will take a look at some of these animals and their habitat and diet.
Here in Britain we are proud of our countryside. Many people enjoy participating in various activities in the country, these activities include fell walking, hiking, rock climbing, exploring caves and forests and much more. In this blog we are going to take a further look into the British countryside, National Parks and coastlines. So sit back, read, learn and enjoy.
British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies like the Cornish pasty, trifle and roasts dinners. Some of our main dishes have strange names like Bubble & Squeak and Toad-in-the-hole.
lets take a look at the ten most common main meals that we eat in Britain.