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Future tense using ‘going to’

4 February 2013

Have you ever had an accident and thought “I’m glad nobody saw that!” ? Well, these people on You’ve been framed are not so lucky.

"No brainer" – Phrase of the Week

18 January 2013

This week we explain the phrase "no brainer". This is often used in conversational English to emphasise a decision that was very easy to make.

English pronunciation – a guide for beginners

11 January 2013

From the Wymondham winds to Grosvenor grove - An exploration of the differences between written and spoken English

Recycling knowledge

4 January 2013

The Environment and You

What had 8 legs and made girls scream?

What had 8 legs and made girls scream?

10 December 2012

The Beatles - A history of the band and their music

"End of" – Phrase of the week

6 December 2012

This week we explain the phrase "end of". This is often heard in conversational English, particularly within informal chat between friends.

Global theatre

Global theatre

3 December 2012

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre in London - an introduction to the passive tense

To "keep [someone] in the loop" – Phrase of the week

19 November 2012

This week we explain the phrase "to "keep [someone] in the loop". 

/I:/ /tI:/ phoneme – E.T. The extraterrestrial EFL Student

13 November 2012

E.T. is a film about a small alien who gets stranded on Earth. 

Shaken not stirred

Shaken not stirred

9 November 2012

A look at the James Bond films and how they have changed.

I used to know a guy

1 November 2012

A look at the origins of firework night and how it has changed.

"Scraping the barrel" – Phrase of the week

26 October 2012

The English language has a large number of strange sayings that are commonly used in everyday life.