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Petrol or Gas?

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As a native British English speaker, I’m always intrigued by expressions that American English speakers use. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what they mean! To get…

The English Seaside

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I went to Hunstanton at the weekend (in beautiful Norfolk)! I had a great time at the beach in ‘Sunny Hunny’ even though it’s in England and rarely sunny πŸ™‚…

Language Trips from Cambridge, UK

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Look at the photo! It was a grey day that day in Ely! It was still a great trip though it it’s only 15 minutes by train away from Cambridge.…

Poetry is ‘Language Caught Alive’

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Poetry is great for learning pronunciation, rhythm & intonation. Robert Frost said, ‘It’s language caught alive’.

We Speak the Same Language!

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High pitch to express politeness, low pitch to mark assertiveness, high/rising pitch to show questions, low/falling pitch to signal non-questions, etc. are common traits across many languages and cultures. We…

Language Headlines

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Recent research shows that the development of language in infant humans and apes is almost identical. Both rely heavily on using gestures as younger babies/toddlers and then move on to…

Quotes for Language Teachers and Students

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‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’ Nelson…