The French Lover

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Instead of making a cheesy Valentine’s day message our students and staff got together to make an alternative love story…

Gold Star Language School

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Over the last few years, I have become a bit obsessed with the idea of providing our students with a truly Gold Star service.  I’d love to hear what you think a Gold Star service would look like in an English Language School context.

For, Since and Ago

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Many students of English get confused when using the words For, Since & Ago.  Choosing the correct word depends on the focus you want to give to your sentence.  Today, Liliane explains when and how we use each of these words.

Used To

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Meet “Maggie”… She is going to help Rachel to explain how we use “Used To” to talk about habits in the past…

Say and Tell

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Today Rachel explains when we use “Say” and when we use “Tell” in English.  They both mean verbal communication but we use them in different ways.  Here we give you a simple way to remember which to use when you are speaking with someone.

When words just work well together!

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We came across this nice little coincidence in English recently and thought our students would like it!  Why do you eat chocolate, ice cream and sweets when you are stressed?

Come and Go

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Today we look at the verbs “come” and “go”, which often confuse English language students.  We are also going to look at how to when we use the word “back” with these verbs.

“Me too” and “Me neither”

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Some students get confused with when to use “Me too” and “Me neither”.  Katie explains the difference between the two. We use “me too” when we agree with a positive sentence and “me neither” when we agree with a negative sentence.

Happy Bloomsday!

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Today (June 16th) is Bloomsday. Bloomsday is a celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. Bloomsday was actually invented in 1954, on the 50th anniversary of the events in the novel, when John Ryan and the novelist Flann O’Brien organised what … Read More