Just like that

Samantha was really missing her boyfriend. He had gone away for a few weeks to Australia, and she was worried that he might stay there for much longer than she’d ever expected.
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“Why Don’t We Talk About God..?” – Talking Points

by David Sweetnam on April 21, 2014

Is religion important to you? If so, have you ever attended an English course where you felt comfortable to talk about your religion?
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What Do You Need To Unlearn?

by David Sweetnam on April 11, 2014

Sometimes learning involves looking at what you’re carrying with you, and deciding which things you no longer need.
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Here’s a fun way to learn English with songs. Natalie Imbruglia is a good sport – the Australian singer joins British comedian David Armand on stage for his very special mime performance of her top 10 hit ‘Torn.’ read more…

English is full of phrases and expressions which you can hear in regular conversation. Mind you is a common one:
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Spoken Phrases With ‘Pretty’

by David Sweetnam on April 5, 2014

You probably already know that ‘pretty‘ is a word which is similar to ‘attractive’ or ‘nice to look at.’ But how else is it used?
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Find a Problem

Take A Step Forward To Experience English

by David Sweetnam on April 3, 2014

Here’s a question I ask students:

“Do you have any experiences in English that you’d like to share from last week? Did you encounter a problem or issue that maybe we can help you with?” read more…

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Learn English With News Headlines

by David Sweetnam on April 2, 2014

One way to pick up new phrases and idioms, and to understand the news better, is to look at the main headlines of your favourite newspaper, and to guess what you think the story will be about.
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Top up vocabulary

7 Tips to Top Up Your Vocabulary

by David Sweetnam on March 29, 2014

Expanding your active vocabulary is essential if you want to improve your overall English communication skills. Here are a few tips and reminders of how to do it: read more…