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5 Hot New Expressions Made Famous by the Internet!

25 lutego 2019, poniedziałek,

The Internet has been responsible for many new inductions to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  The new technology has brought us all kinds of new words and expressions from ‘tweet’ and ‘unfriend’ to verbs like ‘to DM someone’ or  ‘ to inbox someone.’  In today’s blog we are going to discuss 5 of the hottest new expressions that, while already within the mainstream, may soon find themselves being given official status in the dictionary in the very near future should they be able to stand the test of time.
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Idiom: to be ‘scratching the surface’

20 lutego 2019, środa,

Meaning: To be just beginning to find out more about a particular subject.  To be only looking at something (initially) in a superficial way.
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11 lutego 2019, poniedziałek,

A very contentious issue and a hot topic of late has been that of BREXIT.  It has only been a couple of years since the issue arose and the term itself was coined, but already a small glossary of terms and slang has developed and in today’s blog we’ll be looking at some of the most important words you need to know.
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It’s not my rubbish

8 lutego 2019, piątek,

Imagine that you’ve gone over to your friend’s house for a visit. You go into the living room and notice that there are dirty clothes and old papers on the coffee table, a pile of peelings and dinner leftovers in the corner of the room, and the contents of the bathroom rubbish bin on the sofa. Would you be dismayed? Why? For you do exactly the same thing!

Mandy Barker – marine plastic debris recovered from six oceans and six continents around the world; photo: Instagram.com/britishcouncileurope

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Idiom: the gloves are off

6 lutego 2019, środa,

Meaning: to start arguing or working in a more determined manner because you feel directly confronted or insulted

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How to Improve Exam Reading Skills

30 stycznia 2019, środa,

I bet most of you think that reading in English isn’t the most difficult thing in the world. We do it quite often and we also read in our native language so reading in English might seem to be more or less the same. But what happens when you need to read a text in an exam? Is it still a piece of cake? I’d dare say that quite a few people struggle with reading comprehension and text analysis when they take English exams (e.g. IELTS, First, Advanced, etc.). This is  because in the exam it’s not enough just to understand the passage, you also need to show the ability to work with that passage. Sometimes you have to see all  the nuances in the language. Sometimes you are expected to notice connections between the different parts of the text. And in this blog post I’m going to outline the most typical reading strategies/types and some tips which will help you master them.
Ready? Steady? Read!
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