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Five tips for overcoming anxiety in your lessons

Five tips for overcoming anxiety in your lessons

Have you ever avoided speaking in class because you were worried that your classmates wouldn't understand you, or because you were afraid of making a mistake? Many language learners feel nervous during language lessons - it's completely normal. However, it can slow down your progress and take the fun out of learning. So how can you manage this anxiety and prevent it affecting your progress? Find out in this blog post.

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How to enjoy Shakespeare in London

How to enjoy Shakespeare in London

Why not watch one of Shakespeare's plays during your visit to London or Canterbury? This blog post gives a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and works, tells you where you can see his plays, and gives advice on how to prepare yourself so you can make the most of the experience. You can also find out how Shakespeare's words have influenced modern English, in phrases like 'the green-eyed monster'.

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British Culture: The Great British Bake Off

British Culture: The Great British Bake Off

To understand a country, you should understand its culture. The Great British Bake Off, or GBBO, is a cultural icon. Millions of English people watch and discuss this award-winning TV programme. But what is it? And why do so many people love it?

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Finding a home in London

Finding a home in London

Are you moving to the UK and planning to rent or buy a house or apartment in London? This guide tells you how to choose an area, what types of homes are available, and how to find them. It explains essential English vocabulary and useful phrases that you can use whether you’re visiting for a few months or staying forever.

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Further sporting idioms

Further sporting idioms

With Wimbledon now in full swing and competing with the World Cup for the attention of sports fans everywhere it’s a good moment to look at some further useful idioms and expressions which you will come across in newspaper, on TV and on the internet. They can also be used in other contexts and are therefore of wider interest than just for sports fans.

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