There are many reasons to take an exam. For some it provides a meaningful motivation to learn. Some people need it for their work or for an educational institute as proof of a certain level. While others just like doing so for their own personal satisfaction. Czytaj całość »
Meaning: to pay very close attention to a particular situation.
Christmas time is fast approaching and it won’t be long before many of us will be joined with our families and participating in those traditions and customs linked with this particular holiday season. As an expatriate living in Poland I am often asked: what are the main differences between a Polish Christmas and the traditions I celebrated as a young boy in Canada? Well, as a traditional Canadian Christmas is practically the same as a British Christmas, we will use this blog to contrast the 4 main differences between the holidays in these two countries. Czytaj całość »
We all take speaking a language for granted, don’t we? We’re hardwired to communicate verbally and we don’t even notice that we do it almost all the time. Revising for exams? Texting your best friend? Chatting up a girl? Asking your boss for a pay rise? It’s there – the language. It’s indispensable if you need to express your thoughts. It’s something that contributes to our identity and makes us feel comfortable in our communities. And now …. booom! Imagine you can’t say what you want. But no, you’re not an infant who still needs to develop their communication skills. You’re an adult who used to speak fluently and suddenly you can’t. Can you imagine how that might feel?
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Meaning: when something is done ad nauseum / to the point of absolute exhaustion but without any results.
Dyslexia is recognised as a learning difficulty which influences learners’ reading and listening skills. Apart from that, dyslexic learners might struggle with remembering grammar patterns and pronouncing words correctly. If you are a dyslexic student you might think that learning English can be a hurdle. Well, maybe it’s not the easiest thing to do but if you embrace the power of dyslexia (yes, the power!), your dreadful learning experience can turn into something pleasant and valuable. That’s true – there are certain language areas which can be a bit more challenging to understand and practise but as a dyslexic person you also have some strengths which can help you become a better user of English.
Read on to learn more about our learning tips which tap into dyslexia super powers :).
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Meaning: to be in a very similar situation Czytaj całość »
Although studying in Great Britain is by no means low-cost, British universities lure you with their top-ranking positions worldwide. Is studying in the United Kingdom worth considering with Brexit coming?