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Colons, Semi-Colons and Dashes: When to Use What
Fri, 2018-03-23 15:30

Imagine you’re listening to a presentation and the speaker says every sentence in the same way – it might sound a bit boring after a while, right? 

Well, just like we need to be aware of how...

How to Write an Informal Letter in UK English
Thu, 2018-03-08 17:16

Whether you’re preparing for your IELTS test or another English language exam, it’s very common to be asked to write an informal letter as part of your assessment. Although it’s questionable whethe...

5 Benefits of Getting a Part-Time Job While You’re Studying
Mon, 2018-03-05 16:30

You’ve come to the UK to study but have you also considered working here?  Many students at SGI decide to look for a part-time job while they are studying in London.  They need to fit their work in...

Dos and Don’ts of CV Writing
Wed, 2018-02-14 23:57

Are you planning to look for a job in the UK? Recruiters may have just a few seconds to scan your CV so it is vital that yours stands out from the rest. Here are some tips on how to produce a profe...

3 Things to Avoid when Introducing Yourself at a Social Gathering
Thu, 2018-02-08 15:51

Introducing yourself is usually the first thing you learn to do in English, but it can remain a difficult task, even for high-level learners since it involves...

Classic British Movies That Everyone Should Watch
Mon, 2018-01-15 15:13

We’ve picked out some classic British movies that we think should be part of everyone’s lives, especially when they are learning English as a foreign language!

Here are our favourite movies,...

Top 10 Must-See British Landmarks
Wed, 2018-01-03 16:43

For a relatively small country, there are a lot of historical UK landmarks and beautiful landscapes to visit. To get started, here is a list of 10 of the top sites.


1) Stonehenge...

Talking About Your Friends and Family in English
Fri, 2017-12-22 11:48

Talking about your friends and family is a great way to make new friends and establish common ground. Being a topic that is both fun and enjoyable, it also helps create a positive atmosphere betwee...

English Sayings You'll Only Hear in the UK
Tue, 2017-12-05 10:12

We often hear someone say: ​"I’m gutted."
Do you know what it means?

As someone learning English as a second language, you will usually only be taught to speak the language 'c...

SGI xmas card
Tue, 2017-11-28 12:05

When learning English, it is a great idea to practise your writing skills in different ways. From writing letters and postcards to typing emails and text messages, there are many different ways to...


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