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R&R 33: English stereotypes from abroad

R&R 33: English stereotypes from abroad

What are the English stereotypes that people have from abroad? Two English teachers (in real, unplanned conversation) that have lived abroad discuss what generalisations that foreigners think about when they think of England.

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English measurements: The London Shard

English measurements: The London Shard

The latest tourist attraction in London is The Shard but what is it and why should you visit it?

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Verb Noun collocations: English Butlers are back

Verb Noun collocations: English Butlers are back

English Butlers are back in fashion. Read the text to learn more about this trend and study the verb noun collocations.  

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Christmas songs to get in the festive spirit

Christmas songs to get in the festive spirit

A video playlist of ALL the Christmas songs that you hear in the build up to Xmas in the UK. What are the songs that you listen to when you start getting excited about Xmas?

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Sleeping at work

Sleeping at work

Great infographic showing different ways of sleeping at work. Find out lots of different ways to talk about sleeping in English.

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Past conditional - It should have been plain sailing!

Past conditional - It should have been plain sailing!

Could have, would have, should have & third conditional: Plus lots of natural phrases to talk about a different past (past conditional). Funny story about a huge fail from a British scientist

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Who is the best James Bond ever?

Who is the best James Bond ever?

Sean Connery or Daniel Craig - who is the best James Bond ever? Check out interesting Bond statistics on a great infographic, watch the videos & vote.

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Conditionals - Looper Timeline

Conditionals - Looper Timeline

For anyone who has seen the new film Looper, you may be a bit confused. If you haven’t then go and see it so you can be confused too. In a nutshell, Looper is about time travel and features one of Britains top actresses Emily Blunt, the one from The Devil Wears Prada.

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Why Learn English in the UK

Why Learn English in the UK

Every year, more than 600,000 students hit Britain’s shores to learn English. However, there are English language schools all over the world, even in the students’ own countries, so why come to Britain? Here’s our list of reasons why we think English schools in London and the rest of the UK should be your only choice. The Home of English The English language was born in England, so where better to learn it? Learning English in its native home is great because you’ll be learning the whole time.

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Common English Errors

Common English Errors

Native speakers don’t realise it, but anyone learning English as a foreign language will know that it can be a hard language to learn. A certain period of self-study may be possible, but taught general English courses are really one of the best ways of learning, and even better to learn English in London, where you’re surrounded by native speakers and the culture. Nevertheless, and however you’re learning, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common mistakes you can make in English to help you out.

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Top Tips on Learning English

Top Tips on Learning English

English is not an easy language to learn for non-native speakers. Fortunately, there are now more ways than ever to bring yourself up to standard if you want to learn English. Whilst there are a multitude of teach yourself books and CDs available on the market, nothing beats having face to face access to a properly qualified teacher who can guide you through learning the complexities of the language. English schools in London will provide you with professional teachers who can address all of your English language learning concerns.

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iPods Can Boost English Language Skills

iPods Can Boost English Language Skills

Students studying on English Language courses in London may be interested to hear the results of a recent survey which appear to reveal that iPods can significantly boost the achievements of English Language learners. A study from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education looked into ways that such devices could be used to help improve teaching and learning English. It is believed that the multimedia capability and flexible nature of an iPod makes it an ideal resource to aid language learning.

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7 Reasons to Learn English

7 Reasons to Learn English

You know you should learn English and here are 7 reasons to motivate you to study the English language a little bit more!

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Did Shakespeare write his plays?

Did Shakespeare write his plays?

Some scholars are beginning to debate the question, did Shakespeare write his plays? Watch the video, read & VOTE. Plus win free English lessons in our Shakespeare competition.

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Do the monarchy bring value to the UK? Royal podcast part 2

Do the monarchy bring value to the UK? Royal podcast part 2

This is a 100% natural podcast conversation by English teachers talking about the monarchy. Nothing was prepared before we discussed this subject, so everything you hear is just like a normal chat in the UK with native speakers.  

In this podcast, you can hear Charlie and Bren, who are SGI English teachers and Mark, who is the school CEO.

All the people that you hear are British native speakers of English.

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