Facebook stalking taken to a new level

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American Hustle

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Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

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Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

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Mandela: The Life of a Great Leader

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5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

Health Body, Healthy Mind: 5 Ways to Start the New Year Right! Oh no! It’s that time of the year again. You’re a year older and you’re faced with 2013’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. If Leer más

Some 0 (zero) conditional to start the week

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Zero conditional

“What happens if we don’t recycle” uses the 0 conditional

There are four types of conditional in English. If you study each one at a time, it is much easier to learn. Did you realise that I just used the 0 (zero) conditional?

Most native English speakers make mistakes when using the conditional form, even in their own language. So I’m splitting up the 4 parts of the conditional to keep it nice and simple. Today we’re taking a look at the 0 (zero) conditional.
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5 Phrasal Verbs with the word “out”

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Phrasal verbs with out

Phrasal verbs can be a nightmare to learn. It takes a lot of memorising and a lot of practicing, and can be very boring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you pick a few verbs each time and make an effort to use them, it makes the whole process a lot easier. It also helps if you can see them in use.

So below I’ve selected 5 phrasal verbs that you should try to learn AND USE when you’re next practicing English. As I’m extra nice, I’ve written a little story using these phrasal verbs so that you can see them in context. You’ll find that below the phrasal verbs.
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September resolutions: 5 tips to learn English

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September resolutions

September: a perfect month to kick start your English learning

Every September, be it subconsciously or not, I begin to reassess my life. I think about where my career is going, how personal relationships are doing and make a bid to lead a healthier lifestyle. Last September saw an attempt at quitting smoking. This September has brought about a determination to work hard on my career and make my mark on the world.

Seeing as this is a blog for those wanting to learn English, I figured that it’d make sense to come up with 5 tips to kick-start your language learning for FREE this September.
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English weather idioms: talking about the weather

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Weather idioms

Talking about the weather in English: using weather idioms.

Everyone knows that discussing the weather is one of the Human Race’s most treasured past times – especially in the UK. During my visit here, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy three whole days of warm and sunny weather, but I knew it wouldn’t last. And sure enough, today the good old British grey skies and pathetic drizzle that I’ve grown up with are back in full force.
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When to use “no” and “not”

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When to use NO and NOT

When to use NO and NOT

 

Being back in the UK means getting to spend time with my beautiful nephew and nieces. However when they are little terrors, who move at 100km/hour, you need to stay on your toes and know how to say NO. This got me thinking about how and when we use the two negative words NO and NOT in the English language. I know this is an issue for many Spaniards speaking English, so let’s see if this post can help.

A generic rule, which should help a lot, is the following:
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TOEIC Top Tips 18

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TOEIC_Test_TipsSo you’re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 2 tips for this week below.

Tip #1: Watch or listen to sports commentary in English.

If you like to watch sports on TV, this is another common situation in which you will actually hear people describing what you can see. It will also help to build specific vocabulary when used in real-life situations such as a sporting event.

 

Tip #2: Listen to the business news

Although all the listening texts in the TOEIC exam are dialogues and therefore the business news in English is much more difficult, this can be a good way of making sure you understand typical Business English vocabulary used in context. To make it easier for you to understand, try reading the same business news in English or even your own language first.

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TOEIC Top Tips 11

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So you’re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 2 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Set your body clock

If your test times will be when you are usually sleeping or eating, you will have to get used to not doing those things at those times for a few weeks before the test.

 

Tip #2: Look at your progress

If you are getting disappointed with your progress in English, you are sure to be able to find something, e.g. a test score from the beginning of your course, that shows you how much you have actually learnt. This will give you the motivation to keep trying and step up to the next level.
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TOEIC Error Correction Practice

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Love Speaking is here to help you improve your TOEIC score step-by-step. Today you can practice your error correction and reading skills with the questions below and check your score at the end.



the “TOEIC Error Correction” quiz

Choose the incorrect word from the BOLD choices in the sentences!

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Now test yourself to see if you can identify the meaning of the following words in the second quiz!



the “TOEIC Error Correction 2″ quiz

Choose the correct meaning of the words given!

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TOEIC Top Tips 8

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More TOEIC tips from Love Speaking!

TOEIC

So you´re taking the TOEIC test, congratulations!

Love Speaking is here to give you some very helpful tips on how to successfully prepare yourself for the test every week. Read our top 3 tips for this week below.

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Tip #1: Change everything to English

Some of the reading texts and listening texts in the exam are instructions on how to use machines and office equipment. Changing the language of your mobile phone, iPod, laptop, search engine etc. to English can be good practice for this.

 

Tip #2: Online chat

If you don’t have the chance to speak English, the closest thing you can find is text chatting online. This is fairly similar to speaking as you have to write in real time and there is quite a lot of functional language like greeting people, apologizing etc. that is like the language you will hear in the Listening part of the test.

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TOEIC Error Correction: Improve your score!

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This week’s blog relates to learning about the correct use and rules of certain phrases when making plans: will, going to, bound to, sure to, likely to, might, may and could. Read the explanations and examples below and test yourself at the end with our quiz.

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TOEIC Error Correction

Will / Going To

We can use will and going to to make predictions about the future. Sometimes there is not much difference between will and going to.

  •                     I think the weather will be nice later.
  •                     I think the weather is going to be nice later.

We say something is going to happen because we have some physical evidence.

  •                    I think it’s going to rain. (because there are clouds in the sky)
  •                    I think I’m going to be sick. (because I feel terrible now)

Do not use will in these situations. We use will to make predictions when we feel something will happen because of intuition or experience.

Be bound to / Be sure to

We use be bound to/be sure to to say something is certain to happen.

  •                     He’s bound to be late.
  •                     He’s sure to be late.

Be likely to

We use Be likely to to say something probably will or won’t happen.

  •                      Peter’s likely to get the job. OR It’s likely Peter will get the job.
  •                      Jane isn’t likely to get the job. OR It’s not likely Jane will get the job.

Might / May / Could

We use might/may/could to say something possibly will or won’t happen.

  •                      Peter might get the job.

Quiz



the “Making Plans” quiz

Read the situations and complete the sentence with ‘will’ or ‘going to’.

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