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You'll find lots of lessons and resources on this site to help you successfully learn English.

There are grammar and vocabulary lessons, English idioms, quizzes, polls, and posts about life in the UK. And there's also a useful directory of English language learning websites.

Many English language learners find English phrasal verbs difficult to learn and use: I love them so I've written many definitions and examples here to help you understand and use them better :-)

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The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night

    The Gunpowder Plot In London, England, on the 5th November 1605, a group of Catholic extremists planned to kill the Protestant King James I and his Protestant government by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. However, a search of the cellars below Parliament found Guy Fawkes … [Read More...]

moon starer is an anagram of astronomer

What is an anagram?

    An anagram is word or phrase made by rearranging all the letters of another word or phrase. Anagrams are often used for fun and are used mainly in games and puzzles, … [Continue Reading...]

Phrasal verb: make over

Phrasal verb: make over

1. To make over something or somebody (or make something or somebody over) is to give them a different or improved appearance. If a person is made over they are given a new hairstyle and new … [Continue Reading...]

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Phrasal verb: stop over

To stop over is to stop at a place and stay there for one or two days when you are on a journey to somewhere else. American English: lay over has the same meaning as stop over. I would be … [Continue Reading...]

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Learn English on Twitter

How can I learn English with Twitter?

Have you heard of Twitter? I expect you have. Perhaps you and your family and friends already use Twitter to keep in touch with each other. I use Twitter almost every day to contact and chat with friends, business … [Read More...]

learning English with songs

How can songs help me learn English?

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recommended tips for learning English. In that blog post I advised learners to listen to songs recorded in English to help develop their English listening skills. In this post I … [Read More...]

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Top tips for learning English

In order to lean English successfully, you need lots of motivation and you have to work hard. Here are a few tips to help you learn effectively :-) A good English teacher is vital for your success, and a good … [Read More...]

making notes

Making and keeping notes

Do you have a favourite way to make and keep notes during and after your English lessons? One of the most important things you can do to help you learn English well is to have a good system for making and keeping … [Read More...]