The Difference between British Dialects and Accents

January 30, 2017

A dialect is a term used to describe the words that are spoken, while an accent is defined as the way in which these words are pronounced. What we say and how we say it is shaped and moulded due to several factors: where we live; how our parents spoke; …

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Is Google Translate Accurate and Should You Use It?

January 23, 2017

For many international students learning English language, or indeed any language, google translate has taken over the more traditional methods of translation via a dictionary. Google translate is an online translation service used by people all over the world and provides super fast translations using a combination of different languages. …

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Improve your Vocabulary: Words to Replace Said

January 17, 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary is constantly expanding and evolving, with approximately 1,000 new entries each year. A long-standing feature of the dictionary, the word ‘said’ has been used by English-speaking people for centuries as an adjective to convey speech. Usually, ‘said’ is a go-to word, a word which is safe …

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Five Facts about the English Language

December 15, 2016

A brand new word is added to the dictionary approximately every two hours.   That’s around 12 new words every day and almost 4000 new words every year! If you learn to speak English, you can often feel daunted by the amount of words, phrases and complex pronunciations of the …

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