History of the English Language

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Saint George's Day interesting facts
Tue, 2016-04-19 12:55

Saint George is the patron saint of England.

The only thing that most people know about him is that he killed a dragon.

Nowadays, the only ways that the English remember St George is...

Native English speaker podcast stereotypes of the English
Fri, 2016-04-01 19:48

Here is another Listen to English podcast with native English speakers from London.

In this episode, teachers Melissa and Bren talk about the typical characteristics associated with the Engl...

Learn English podcast with native English speakers
Fri, 2016-04-01 10:45

British food has a bad reputation around the world, but the idea of our food being rubbish is a bit outdated.

For decades now, celebrity chefs have had extremely popular television cookery p...

The three worst English grammar mistakes to be avoided
Tue, 2016-09-27 17:49

Native speakers make English grammar mistakes every day!

Sometimes it is because the person changes their mind halfway through a sentence:

Example - I haven't seen her... yesterda...

How to express sympathy What to say and what not to say when giving condolences
Tue, 2015-12-08 12:56

On this day in 1980, John Lennon was killed in New York. What words can express what a loss this was?

When something so tragic happens, what can you say?

It's hard enough to know the...

New words in the English dictionary for 2016
Wed, 2015-11-11 18:37

At the end of very year, the big book publishing houses tell us what they consider to be the 'Word of the year'.

This is a list of new words that will be entered into the English dictionary....

Commonly Confused Words In English
Wed, 2015-11-11 11:23

There are lots of words in English that are commonly mixed up or confused (by learners and even native speakers of English), mainly because of very similar pronunciation.

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Tue, 2017-10-24 12:36

Another English grammar issue that can cause problems for native-speakers of English, not just learners!

Its or it's  is a grammar problem that happens when...

Mon, 2015-10-26 17:40

Your or you're?

Which one should you use for perfect English grammar?

If you are learning English, don't worry if the "your v you're" question is giving you problems.

Actually...

Tue, 2016-09-27 17:57

There, their or they're? Which one should you use?

Learn the grammar rules and then take our GRAMMAR QUIZ AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Or if you think you already know...

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