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Free Time Activities

Added by Tomasz H. 27 February 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

What do you do in your free time?

The time, when you are not working or you don't go to school and you can choose what to do is your free time. The free time is also called leisure time.

Go to cultural events and locations

You can go to the museum, art gallery, opera performances, theater or concert. There are many cultural events.

Exercise and play a sport

Stay fit, stay active. You can do exercises alone or with somebody. Swimming, gym, running or playing team games.


Cooking can give much fun. Cook with friends! Trying new ...

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Food idioms

Added by Tomasz H. 24 February 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Are you a couch potato? Or maybe a big cheese? Learn some food idioms with Edustation. And remember: none of them are actually describing food!


a person, especially a man, who is very clever and interested only in studying and other mental activities

e.g. John is the best at maths. He is an egghead.

Big cheese

an important person in a company or an organization with a lot of influence

e.g. He left business school and became a big cheese in the London City.

Couch potato

a person who watches a lot of television and does not ...

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Prepositions - with, over, by

Added by Tomasz H. 20 February 2014 in category: English, Learning tips


Meaning: together
Why don't you come shopping with me?
He has been working with his sister at the shop.

Meaning: have
I met a man with brown hairs.
He speaks with German accent.

Meaning: feeling
He came for the meeting with confidence.
She watched that film with strong emotions.

Meaning: using
I wrote a letter with a pen.
He made the soup with meat.

Meaning: understanding/agreement
Are you with me?
John agrees with me.


Meaning: to show how/the method
I came here by bus.
I received the new book by courier.

Meaning: close
I leave ...

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Job Interview in English - Tips

Added by Tomasz H. 17 February 2014 in category:

Below you'll find the most common questions when you have a job interview. They will probably ask you and it's good to be prepared. Also we wrote some answers that you can use. Many interviews are designed not only to check if you're the best fit for the job, but also examine your spoken English. I hope these interview questions will help you prepare to get the job you've dreamed about.


Please, tell me something more about yourself?

You should talk about 2-3 minutes and then ask if they would like to hear something more. Say ...

Valentine’s Day - sayings, idioms, phrasal verbs

Added by Tomasz H. 14 February 2014 in category: Learning tips

On the 14th February in many countries people celebrate Valentine's Day. Some people write love letters, some buy presents, men especially buy flowers.

The tradition of exchanging Valentine gifts is said to have started in the later Middle Ages. It was believed that the 14th of February marks the beginning of the mating season for birds, so the day became associated with love and romance

Today we wrote few sayings, idioms and phrasal verbs related with Valentine's Day. Let's see if there are some you didn't know yet;)




sad because the person you love ...

Learn English Faster - Easy & Funny Way

Added by Tomasz H. 11 February 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips

Learn English, be completly surrounded by the language, totally immersed. Try to creat as many as possible situations to have contact with the language. There're some easy and funny ways to improve your language, to learn it faster and also enjoy learning.

Here are some tips how to learn English faster in easy & funny way:

Watch videos, TV clips, movies or soap operas in English

It's a good way to improve your English, both listening and vocabulary. It doesn't even matter if you don't understand something. Just watch and try to understand from the context. Don ...

Winter Olympic Games - English Vocabulary

Added by Tomasz H. 6 February 2014 in category: English, General tips

The Winter Olympic Games is a international sport event that occurs once every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix (France) in 1924.

The Winter Games have evolved since their inception. Sports have been added and some of them have been removed from the Olympic sports.

The 2014 Winter Olympics, the XXII Olympic Winter Games, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi (Russia). Ninety-eight events in fifteen winter sports will be held. Let's see the Winter Olympics sports in English:

Alpine skiing



Cross-country skiing

Curling ...

Reading in a foreign language

Added by Tomasz H. 3 February 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german, Learning tips

The success of language learning can be measured by various skills that you should develop. One of them is reading comprehension. Without reading skills development it's impossible to improve your language knowledge. It is by reading that you learn much of what you need to know. Reading is an excellent way to improve your general foreign language.

What makes texts difficult to understand?

There're many factors which affect reading comprehension. Let's see the most important problems you probably have, when you read a text in foregn language:

- many unknown words

- too long and complicated sentences

- the topic ...

Top 10 English Words of the Month - January

Added by Tomasz H. 1 February 2014 in category: English

We've started a new month, February, and it's good time to see what were the most popular English words in Edustation.
Let's see Top 10 English Words of the Month - January:


to use water to clean the soap or dirt from something

e.g. There was no soap, so I just rinsed my hands only with water.

Man [verb]

take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place

e.g. The phones are manned 24 hours a day.


a meal eaten in the morning as the first meal of the day

e.g ...

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