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Haiku is an ancient poem originating in Japan. Today's blog post, Heather is going to explore the world of Hauku.

Categories: General Language Talk, Language and Learning

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Expanding your vocabulary: How to get 5 for the price of 1!


In a recent lesson I introduced my class to Flatmates, an excellent animated soap opera on the BBC Learning English website: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/

Categories: Language and Learning

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The origin of English words


Have you ever wondered why there are so many French words for streets in English? Just think about it. There are boulevards, avenues, promenades and even cul-de-sacs. But why? In this week's post, we're going to have a look where English words come from.

Categories: Language and Learning

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Doing English Crosswords


I thought I’d let you in on one of my inner secrets for this blog post. I’m a bit of a crossword geek. I often spend some time in my day doing crosswords and they are a fantastic way to practice, reinforce and consolidate your English.

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