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Gong Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財

We would like to say Gong Hei Fat Choy, Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜發財 for all of our friends and community members in Asia! May all you and your family have good health 身體健康, good wealth 財源廣進, and all your wishes come true 心想事成 for coming New Year! ...

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Doors To A Better Command Of The English...

A non-native English speaker tends to keep silent to avoid embarrassment from choosing the wrong words, which is self-limiting. If you're starting to learn English, take courage from Neil Gaiman, the famous author of sci-fi and fantasy fiction books...

Why English Forward Opened Up To 200 Million...

What is Telegram? Telegram has grown in popularity in the secure messaging category since its launch in 2013. Telegram is a messaging app, like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. If you...

Its Vs It's

It’s is a contraction of “it is” or “it has.” Its is a possessive determiner we use to say that something belongs to or refers to something. It’s and its are among the most commonly confused words. They are pronounced the same, there’s a very...

What Is The Difference Between IELTS And...

You've probably heard of the tests called IELTS and TOEFL. What are they, and which one is better to take? Moreover, which is easier? Read on! IELTS stands for "International English Language Testing System", while TOEFL means "Test of English as a...

Pronunciation Exercise For Advanced Students

Improving your accent by analysing a recording of your speech. This is an exercise that can help improve your English pronunciation and reduce your accent. It involves developing a critical ear on your pronunciation of English. Find 3 pieces of English...

Teaching English By Skype - Interview...

Bea Koch has been teaching English in Madrid for the past five years. She received her TEFL certificate in 2007 and started teaching straight away for two different English academies, giving mostly group and one-to-one classes in companies. Three years...

English By Skype: Pros And Cons

There are a great many ways to learn English. Learning English online by Skype is one of them. It may seem the best option when we take into consideration the efficient use of time and the availability of the Internet worldwide. However, there are also...

Everybody Speaks English Nowadays

Every English language and literature major hears this a thousand times throughout their studies. Didn't you hear: "Everybody already knows English". And why not... There are so many schools where you can learn it at the lightning-fast speed of 'twenty...

Business Idioms & Phrases

Do you need to improve your business vocabulary? You're in the right place! This article will help you feel more confident in your interviews as well as in business meetings and board rooms from Singapore to Vancouver, from corporate offices to small...

Historical Development Of English Grammar

The serious study of English grammar owes much to a Latin grammar book, William Lily's "Grammaticae Rudimenta", first published in 1534 and later authorised by Henry VIII as the only Latin grammar book to be used in schools. In 1586 William Bullokar...

How To Write A Love Letter

The history of love letters extends all the way back to the beginnings of civilized correspondence. Love letters from ancient Egypt, Imperial China, and William Shakespeare's sonnets have become good examples of how to write on emotional themes. "My...

Top Mobile Apps For Learning English

Mobile learning (m-learning) has been recognized as one of the main additions to the process of learning and teaching a new language. Currently, there are dozens of language learning apps in the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android) markets. They...

How Does Texting Influence The English...

With the increased use of new technologies such as laptop computers, tablets, and mobile phones, the textese language (also known as txt-speak, chatspeak, txtspk, texting language, SMSish, txtslang, txt-talk, and others) has become very popular, but...

Fun With Words

While browsing a dictionary we came across a number of interesting words and expressions that can be fun to read and useful to know. Enjoy reading and write us your suggestions for the next edition of Fun With Words . The you are here arrow on maps...

British Authors Every Student Should Know

Studying literature is one of the best, if not the best, ways to learn the English language and to develop a "feel" for it. Once you acquire a rudimentary knowledge of English language constructions, you can then build on them by studying literature at...

The Most Beautiful Words In The English...

If someone asked you to name the most beautiful word or phrase in English, how would you choose it? Would your choice be based on the meaning of the word, its pronunciation, or spelling? In his essay "English and Welsh," J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that...

Can You Correctly Pronounce All The Zodiac...

Astrology tries to determine a correlation between events in the sky (also known as ‘celestial events’) and behavior of people on Earth. Primarily, it’s focused on correlations that cannot be explained by the traditional science and the basic laws of...
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