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Strange laws of the world

20 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Every country has its own laws. Some are logical and useful, but some are strange or in some cases even hilarious! In this lesson, you will learn some useful expressions you can use when talking about what is legal and what is not.

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"Very" is not always very good

19 Feb 2015 Kasra Sharifan
The adverb "very" is a very common word but often is not used very correctly. It seems like a very useful word which can collocate with many adjectives; however, when you want to have very neat speaking, it is very important not to use it excessively. The overuse of "very" will make your English sou...

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Conditional sentences in a nutshell

13 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
We have all learned about conditional sentence types during years of English learning, but have you ever had the chance to compare them all in one table?

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What's a Collocation?

29 Jan 2015 Mehdi Safavi
A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together. These combinations sound natural to native speakers, but students of English have to make a special effort to learn them because they are often difficult to guess.

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How to use "how"

22 Jan 2015 Masoud Yadi
The question word "how" is really interesting because it can be joined with other words to form different questions. It is a powerful word, but the question is: How well can you use "how" in your speaking?

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Avoid Using Double Negatives

08 Jan 2015 English Juice User
In standard English, only one negative word is enough per sentence, so you must not use two negative words in the same sentence.

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Verb Tenses in English

20 Nov 2014 Kasra Sharifan
We start working with English tenses from the very beginning of our English learning process and it continues until very advanced levels. However, we have never found the chance to see them all in one table and compare their meanings and structures. That is why we have gathered them here for you to...

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The magic of TED talks

06 Nov 2014 Mehdi Safavi
A TED talk a day keeps ignorance away! I am not exaggerating; by listening to a 20-minute talk, you may acquire as much knowledge as what a book of 200 pages would give you. But there is even more to TED. In this lesson, you will learn some methods to get the most out of TED talks.

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What you must know about Ebola

30 Oct 2014 Kasra Sharifan
One way to improve your Reading skill is to do occasional reading about hot topics, for instance the Ebola outbreak. By doing so, not only do you read faster and with higher accuracy, but you also learn something new and expand your medical knowledge. Here is a text about Ebola whose spread these da...

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You'll love your Longman Dictionary even more!

23 Oct 2014 Mehdi Safavi
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (LDOCE 5) is probably the best dictionary for English learners. Unfortunately, the software version of the LDOCE is rather unpleasant to use. It is very slow and has problems with basic features like scrolling and copying text. In some versi...

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