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One of the most difficult grammar structures for language learners is present perfect. For many this structure doesn’t exist in their native language and is often confused with the past simple grammar tense. So what is present perfect and when should you use it? Present perfect is used in the following ways: to describe somethingContinue reading “Grammar: Present Perfect”
In preparation for the IELTS exam, I’ve included below some exercises to help develop your vocabulary related to describing people. At the end of the post, I’ve included a speaking task for you to practice and an example of a model answer. If you need help preparing for your IELTS exam, please email me atContinue reading “IELTS exam preparation: describing people vocabulary”
As an English language teacher, I get the opportunity to meet students from all over the world. I often find common mistakes made by students from different nationalities. Below I’ve outlined some of the most common ones made by Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian speakers learning English. Do you find that you make theContinue reading “English language common mistakes by nationality”
I don’t know many people who enjoy job interviews. Job interviews can be very daunting, especially when English is not your first language. Prior to being a teacher, I was a Customer Service Manager for a large international fashion company so I have a lot of experience interviewing people for potential roles. I wanted toContinue reading “Job interviews”
Phrasal verbs are very common in everyday English. Learning them is like learning new vocabulary. There are literally thousands of phrasal verbs in the English language (according to Google there are over 10,000) so realistically you won’t remember all of them but I do recommend learning at least some of the most common ones. SoContinue reading “Phrasal verbs”
Students love studying idioms to use in everyday English. Online and textbooks offer many expressions that we use in English but how many of them do we actually use? In this post, I’m just going to focus on the ones I use the most frequently and these ones are all linked to body parts! PlayContinue reading “Body idioms”
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