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Win a week of free English lessons at SGI London!!!

Win a week of free English lessons at SGI London!!!

The sun is shining and here at St George International everybody is feeling that summer vibe. So we thought that it's time to have another great competition where you can WIN a week of free English lessons in our global HQ in London.   That's not bad, is it?

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Natural discussion: Brits discuss the Royal Family

Natural discussion: Brits discuss the Royal Family

This is completely natural conversation by Brits from London. It's not scripted or read out by actors like some recordings that you get from English textbooks.

You'll be able to hear the difference immediately.  

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

They are all Brits and therefore, native speakers of British English.

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Negative words? - Eurovision 2012

Negative words? - Eurovision 2012

This is a text about the recent Eurovision song contest. Negative words and ones about types of music are highlighted and explained at the bottom. Don’t forget to do our Eurovision quiz too.

 

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Natural English Conversation: English Gentlemen

Natural English Conversation: English Gentlemen

This is English conversation as it really happens in the UK - totally natural and not simplified, changed or made artificial to help English students.

This is not the kind of recording that you get in an English textbook (actors reading artificially from a script in an unnatural way).

You can listen to English as if you were living in England and were having a conversation with friends that are native speakers of English.

 

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English Conversation - English guys discuss clothes

English Conversation - English guys discuss clothes

These discussions are brought to you by St George International English School in London.

The people that you can hear talking are native-speaker English teachers at the school and they will be chatting about everyday subjects.

The great thing is that the conversation is absolutely natural and is not modified or altered in any way for English students. This is English conversation as it actually happens in the UK. You can learn English phrases that are used in everyday conversation and hear British accents from people living in London. 

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Homophones: Kim’s Flour Power

Homophones: Kim’s Flour Power

Homophones are words with different meanings and spellings, but with the same pronunciation (in British English). Look out for the homophones in bold in the text and then check out the glossary to understand the difference between the homophones.

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'For' meanings: The Bad News for Bear

'For' meanings: The Bad News for Bear

'For' can be used lots of different ways in English. Look out for the different 'for' meanings in the text and then read the explanations below.  

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Expressions of Surprise: Dog owner taken by surprise

Expressions of Surprise: Dog owner taken by surprise

Something surprising can happen at any time and here you can find out lots of different ways to show how surprised you are. Look out for the expressions of surprise in bold and then find out their exact meaning in the glossary below.

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Prepositions of Place: Into the Wild

Prepositions of Place: Into the Wild

Prepositions of place are highlighted in the article and then explained in the preposition list below the video.

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Beginner's English - Countries: The couple who sailed round the world

Beginner's English - Countries: The couple who sailed round the world

Do you know how to say the names of countries from around the world? Here is a story where we can practise saying country names in English. Listen to the mp3 of the text to hear the correct way to say the words

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Grammar: 'As' - Rules of Date Club

Grammar: 'As' - Rules of Date Club

How do you use 'as' in English? Lots of different uses of 'as' in the text and then the grammar explained...plus a video of 'As'

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How to keep your New Year's Resolution

How to keep your New Year's Resolution

Real English vocabulary about how to keep your New Year's Resolutions

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SGI School Blog - Review of 2011

SGI School Blog - Review of 2011

Review of some of the best and most popular blogs from the last year on our School Blog

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New Year's Eve in London - How to wish someone a Happy New Year in different languages

New Year's Eve in London - How to wish someone a Happy New Year in different languages

How to say Happy New Year in lots of languages. New Year's Eve in London and phrases of prediction to say what you are more than likely to experience if you are seeing in the New Year in London.

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Comparatives - Christmas Eve

Comparatives - Christmas Eve

Comparatives explained and a comparison between Xmas Eve in the UK and continental Europe

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