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VOCABULARY: WHY MORE IS NOT ALWAYS MEJOR!

When embarking on the long journey towards fluency in a language, it may be English or any other language for that matter; learners always face obstacles that impede their progression. Our courses in this site focus on building vocabulary with bite-size chunks by focussing on key words (HERE) and allowing students to associate words, phrases,… Continue reading VOCABULARY: WHY MORE IS NOT ALWAYS MEJOR!

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HOW TO EXPRESS PERSONAL AND GENERAL OPINIONS

There are various ways to express your personal opinion: In my point of view From where I am standing The way I see it I am under the impression I hold a strong opinion on/about I have reason to believe I firmly believe It´s a matter of opinion, but… I have the suspicion that I… Continue reading HOW TO EXPRESS PERSONAL AND GENERAL OPINIONS

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GUEST POST: THE USE OF ROLE-PLAY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING BY UPVERB.COM

Learning a new language can be difficult, regardless of your circumstances. Learning a new language without being fully immersed can be even more difficult. There are a lot of different things you can do to create an immersive environment, like reading newspapers (HERE) and utilizing YouTube (HERE), but it can be difficult when you can’t… Continue reading GUEST POST: THE USE OF ROLE-PLAY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING BY UPVERB.COM

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TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL

  How many did you get correct? 1-5 A2 ELEMENTARY LEVEL 6-10 B1 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 11-19 B2 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 20 C1 ADVANCED LEVEL   LEVEL TEST

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ONE SIMPLE WORD TO INTERNALIZE LANGUAGE

Internalizing language is a lengthy process that can seem to take forever. But it does not have to be this way. It should all start from a simple base and all it takes is ONE SIMPLE WORD to start building your language. What us at intercambioidiomasonline suggest is that language learning should be simple. You… Continue reading ONE SIMPLE WORD TO INTERNALIZE LANGUAGE

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THE ART OF POLITE CONVERSATION

The art of polite conversation can be challenging for an English language learner, especially when we consider the cultural differences that can interfere with understanding. In many cultures it is perfectly ok to speak in a direct manner, but we must understand that this is considered to be extremely informal in the English language. Polite… Continue reading THE ART OF POLITE CONVERSATION

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3 REASONS TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The benefits of being bilingual or even trilingual seem obvious, 54% of Europeans can speak two or more languages, with 34% of people speaking English as a second language. However for those of you who were not lucky enough to be brought up this way or have not travelled enough to have been able to… Continue reading 3 REASONS TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSISTENCY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

As we have mentioned earlier in a previous post (HERE), language is something that ought to be lived and not studied or viewed as a school subject, in which a person can achieve a pass grade and then simply forget about it. Language is a difficult thing to master and learners tend to lose level… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSISTENCY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

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INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE LISTENING: KEY PHRASES FOR LISTENING IN PDF

This post is focussed on settling doubts about listening skills. There are, of course, various ways of practising listening that need to be done during the preparation of exams or in the learning of English. But there are also some very simple things that listeners can look out for in the process of listening to… Continue reading INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE LISTENING: KEY PHRASES FOR LISTENING IN PDF

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FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING

In the Cambridge Exam English and Trinity English exams, candidates are required to write in various genres. The main stumbling block for students is to know the organisation of these texts and also the intricate differences between formal and informal writing. This post looks to settle this debate once and for all. The first thing… Continue reading FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING