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Top 10 English Words of the Month - March

Added by Tomasz H. 31 March 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

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

arrive

to reach a place, especially at the end of a journey

e.g. It was dark by the time we arrived at the station.

used to

Shows that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially if it no longer happens or is no longer true.

e.g. I used to fish here every day.

day

a period of 24 hours ...

English Idioms about Time

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

This weekend clocks are adjusted forward. Summer time is the practice of advancing clocks, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.

It's a good time to talk about English idioms about time. Here are some expressions using 'time' including a definition.

Check them out, there's no time to lose;)

Wasting time

doing something with no purpose

Time flies

when time passes quickly

Behind the times

being old-fashioned

The big time

the top level of the profession

Kill time

to have nothing to do for a particular period

Lose track of time

forget about the time ...

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Business English - Letters & E-mails

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

Today we look at important phrases for writing letters and emails. Do you have that skill?

You probably know how important is to speak good English in an international working environment.

Here are some useful phrases and vocabulary for writing business letters and e-mails.

 

Salutation

Dear Mr

Dear Ms

Dear Sir

Dear Madam

Dear Sir or Madam

Starting

I am contacting you for the following reason

I would be interested in receiving

We are writing to inform you that

I'm writing to enquire about

Previous contact

Thank you for contacting us

I reply to your request

With reference to ...

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Spring - English Vocabulary

Added by Tomasz H. 20 March 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Spring is a wonderful season around the world. What kind of words are related to spring? We wrote down the most popular. Maybe do you know some others? Write in the comments:)

to bloom

When a flower blooms, it opens or is open, and when a plant or tree blooms it produces flowers.

e.g. These flowers will bloom all through the spring.

breeze

A light and pleasant wind.

e.g. She let the gentle breeze cool her face.

bud

A small part of a plant, that develops into a flower or leaf.

e.g. It was springtime and the ...

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Much vs. Many

Added by Tomasz H. 13 March 2014 in category: English, General tips, Grammar

Do you know when to use much and many? Here we’ll try to explain. Even English learners who are pretty confident in using that language can have a problem with that – the reason is similar as with speak or talk. Both much and many have the same meaning  - a lot of, a great deal – but are used differently because of grammatical rules.

Grammar drama

Sorry I have to put you through this again. Remember our blog post about uncountable and countable nouns? Again this is the key issue here. If you want to know when to use much and ...

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Make time for language learning

Added by Tomasz H. 10 March 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german

I'm sure you usually think - I don't have time to learn a language. Bad thinking! You have time! And there's only one thing you have to do - use yor time wisely.

Now you probably thought: 'How? My day is full of activities?'

Ok, but I know that in your day schedule there are time wasters. How to identify them?

 

Choose a week and make a list of things you do during the day. After a week sit down and think what you are doing wrong. Reallocate time wasters to language study. Step by step, slowly but definietly ...

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Using Capital Letters

Added by Tomasz H. 6 March 2014 in category: English, Learning tips

When do we Use Capital Letters? The basic guidelines for using capital letters in English appear simple enough: capitalize the pronoun I, capitalize the first word in a sentence and capitalize proper nouns and most adjectives formed from proper nouns. But things become tricky once we get down to the details.

However, there are some regional disagreements, so please, don't regard these "rules" as the final word;)

Use a capital letter in the following situations:

The first word in a sentence

My brother lives in Germany.

The pronoun 'I'

What can I say?

A proper noun

We sailed in ...

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Top 10 English Words of the Month - February

Added by Tomasz H. 3 March 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

We've started a new month, March, 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 - February:

porch (US a veranda)

A raised, covered, sometimes partly closed area, often made of wood, on the front or side of a building.

e.g. We sat out on the porch to cool off.

used to

Shows that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially if it no longer happens or is no longer true.

e.g. She used to love ...

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