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Artículos escritos por profesores particulares de Inglés nativos

Lucas

Still Wondering whether to Study American or British English?

American or British English? This is an outdated debate based on a false dichotomy. Professor Jenkins employs the term “World Englishes” to refer to all the varieties of English that we can find in the world. Thus, this binary opposition between Ame...
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Claire

Do you want to speak like a native? Check these idioms!

In the use of the English language, idioms can be very useful but, sometimes, also difficult to understand. An idiom is an expression in a specific language that doesn't have a literal meaning but a peculiar signification that is popularly known. Th...
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Rory

Confessions of an English teacher! I hide the vegetables...

Dear Student of English, I thought it would be useful to share a few experiences from a teacher's point of view.  But I promise not to scare you with that dreaded word again.“GRAMMAR”. Even thinking the word can give you a chill, I know! It see...
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Rebecca

How Conversation Practice Can Improve Your English

Do you feel like you are struggling to improve your English? Do you understand a lot, but find it difficult to communicate properly? This is why it is important to practice your speaking skills regularly. Though this can be difficult at first, it wi...
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Michael

Which exam is right for you? Review of the TOEFL exam

This is how TOEFL scores compare IELTS and CEFR levels: Today, I will look at the TOEFL, the American English exam many USA universities require to offer you a place. Unlike UK exams, TOEFL is ONLY done online. You get a score from 0 to 120. Typica...
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Michael

Which exam is right for you? Review of the IELTS exam

This is how IELTS scores compare to the CEFR levels: But which exam is right for you? Today, I will look at the IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, developed by Cambridge in response to the American TOEFL (I will cover TOEFL i...
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Michael

Which exam is right for you? Review of the Proficiency exam (CPE)

You may already be familiar with the European language levels (CEFR): But which exam is right for you? Today, I will look at the Proficiency exam of Cambridge, level C2, the highest level you can achieve as a non-native English speaker. Great objec...
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Michael

Which exam is right for you? Review of the Advanced Certificate (CAE)

You may already be familiar with the European language levels (CEFR): But which exam is right for you? Today, I will look at the Advanced Certificate of Cambridge, level C1. This is what stricter employers and higher-ranking universities will requi...
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Michael

Which exam is right for you? Review of First Certificate (FCE)

You may already be familiar with the European language levels (CEFR): But which exam is right for you? Today, I will look at the First Certicate of Cambridge, level B2. This is what many employers and universities will require as a minimum. What ar...
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Irene

¡POR ESTO NO SABES INGLÉS! - 3 claves para aprender inglés

What's up students! How you doing? En primer lugar, me presento: me llamo Irene y tengo 24 años. Soy de una pequeña ciudad de España llamada Cuenca y me dedico a enseñar y transmitir mi forma de ver el inglés. Ahora que ya me conoces un poco más, va...
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Michael

Four different ways to say “angry” in English (B2 vocabulary)

Do you want to learn new ways to say “angry”?  Then, this article is for you. You can expand your vocabulary with new expressions for your B2 course. 1.       To get cross You probably know this word as a verb that...
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Jess

The New Age Education: horizontal teaching

Teachers have traditionally deemed to be authority figures. This conception of educators has caused a sense of awe and reverence on the part of the students. The teacher is the one who harbors the truth; it is the person who knows everything. In thi...
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Michael

Confusing irregular plural forms in English

It may sound basic, but many people struggle with irregular plural forms in English even when they have reached a high level of fluency. After all, you normally add an “s” at the end of a word and, magically, you have a plural form. That’s true with...
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Michael

How to answer hard questions in job interviews

The typical questions you find very hard in a job interview are about your strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths may be easier to explain, but your weaknesses? Why would you tell a prospective employer about your bad points? The answer is that yo...
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