Free IELTS Listening Lesson – The 3 Cs

Free IELTS Listening lesson - The 3 Cs If you're new to IELTS, or you want to improve your Listening skills, this free IELTS Listening lesson is a great place
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Funniest Cards Against Humanity combinations

At English42 we are great lovers of how language works - especially, of course, English. So we spend a lot of time showing our students how sentences are made. Basically,
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Using English adverbs with adjectives

When you're speaking (or writing) in English you always have a choice: keep it simple, or try to be more descriptive. By using English adverbs with adjectives, you can make
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7 English idioms to express likes & dislikes – 7 New Words

For our newest set of English idioms, we have some simple phrases that everyone can use! Here, you can learn English idioms which English speakers (and English learners) use all the
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Using the past tense in English

Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing: they can all be difficult in English. To be a good English communicator, you must to all 4 of them. And you in all 4 of
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Improve Your Pronunciation with English Tongue Twisters

Welcome to the strange world of English tongue twisters! In this post, we'll tell you what a tongue twister is and why you can use it to really improve your
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Learn English Football Vocabulary – 7 New Words

When it comes to vocabulary, we at English42 have a philosophy: start studying what  you know, and what you love. In the middle of the Euro 2016 tournament, many English
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Business English idioms with “pocket”

Welcome to today's Quick English post, where we will discover 4 new business English idioms and help you improve your vocabulary, making you sound more like a natural English speaker.
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Business English idioms – 7 New Words

Meetings can be strange .People talk for a long time, there can be a lot of unnecessary information - and conference calls? Forget about them. Even for native English speakers,
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Talk in English about…Game of Thrones – 7 New Words

Our new series #7NewWords has arrived, just in time for the new Game of Thrones series to begin. Soon, everyone will be talking about this popular TV series, and most
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Quick English: Vocabulary – Words with Different Meanings

English is a funny language, as we know. What other language has such a strange spelling system, different pronunciations for the same letters - and different meanings for the same words?
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Quick English: Pronouncing “ear”

English pronunciation has some very same strange rules, especially when we think about English pronunciation vs English spelling. (think of could, or handsome). We've published some help with this on our Facebook page but
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Quick English: Vocabulary of Time

Here are 7 words which everybody needs in English (like these ones). We use these words to talk about time in English. With the numbers, we hope, you will understand the
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Quick English: 4 Grave Idioms

Grave is a very dark word in English. It makes us think of death and dying. But it's also a very useful word. Firstly, it has another meaning: grave can also mean
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Numbers in English – a Quick English guide

How well do you know numbers in English? If you're shopping or reserving something in English, doing Business English, any English exam or advanced English, your answer should be "pretty
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Quick English: Learn Polite English

In every major language in the world, it is important to be polite. When we learn English, we must learn polite English. Here we'll teach you how. Later, you can
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Quick English: Countable & Uncountable Nouns

The world of English vocabulary is almost endless. There are so many words to learn: verbs, adjectives, phrasal verbs....and nouns. Nouns create many problems, and one problem is the issue
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Quick English: Vocabulary of Opposing Verbs

English vocabulary can be a scary place, can't it? There are so many words - especially verbs. But for almost every verb, there's an opposite, and here we're going to
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Quick English – Love and Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are everywhere in English, and they're very useful. English speakers use them to enjoy music, to describe family, and to get what we want. So, of course, we use phrasal
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Quick English: Family Phrasal Verbs

We've been talking a lot about families at English42 - because who doesn't talk about families? Love them or hate them, you'll talk about them. So, here are some very useful phrasal verbs
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Quick English: 4 ways to use the English word “Suppose”

The English word suppose is pretty unique. You can use it in many different ways, in many different environments. When you're chatting or even when you're writing in Academic English,
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4 Ways to Use the Word “SO” in your English Vocabulary

On our Facebook page, we posted an interesting sentence: How do you use so in English? What's the answer? Well... You can use the English word "so" in 4 different
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Quick English: Your Family Tree (Vocabulary)

Whether family is important to you or not, it's something we all talk about. So who are the people in our family? Most of us have learned words like "sister", "brother" and
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Quick English: Pronouncing Numbers in English

Pronouncing numbers in English can be very difficult - there are so many rules. Large numbers are especially difficult (42,424, for example - "forty-two thousand four hundred and forty two) On
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Quick English: Computers & Coding

Can you say and spell your email address in fluent English? Or the address of your favourite website? If you’re a programmer, If you can’t answer a definite “YES” to
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Quick English: The Pronouns for People

The first step in speaking English is using pronouns. These are words we use to talk about people. There are 7 pronouns altogether: (Right-click the picture to download it for free)
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Quick English grammar: sentence structure

English grammar: sentence structure Get ready for a very important lesson in English grammar: sentence structure! This may seem boring, but in fact it's incredibly important for your English skills.
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Quick English: 9 New Ways to Say “I Think”

"I think" is a wonderful expression, isn't it? But...it's also kind of boring. Everyone knows how to say it. So, for today's Quick English, learn how to express yourself with
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Quick English: Adjectives with -ed and-ing

This is a good lesson to remember, as English learners confuse these two adjectives every day! Want to practice this? Try our free "ed" -vs- "ing" quiz!
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Quick English: 4 Steps for Effective Advertising

If you're advertising for your business in English, these are 4 letters every marketing student learns... Check out more acronyms like AIDA in our quiz, or visit our Business English
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Quick English: 6 reporting verbs

For our Quick English today, let's look at 6 very useful verbs... Reported speech (saying what another person said) is a huge subject in English. It's also very interesting: it gives
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Quick English: the preposition “to”

For our Quick English today... Prepositions (like for, on, in, at...) can be very complicated in English. Here's a simple way to learn 1 of them: The verbs here are "moving verbs". If you use
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Quick English: “Go To” (verb + preposition)

Here's a simple rule to remember, with some examples... Go is a "moving verb" (like fly, walk, or drive). With most of these verbs, we use the preposition to, and then the place. See
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Collective Nouns in English – A Perfectly Useless Quiz

English is weird. It has a spelling that doesn’t make sense. It’s spoken so fast that it can’t be understood. It has idioms that even Shakespeare wouldn’t understand. Collective nouns in
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Perfect your English interview skills with phrasal verbs

If you're looking for good English to perfect your Business English skills, then we're happy to help. Today's lesson looks at phrasal verbs, and it's part of our series on
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Native English speaking: pronouncing “ed”

In our newest Quick English video, we explained an important part of native English speaking: pronouncing "ed". Here, you can find more information about this strange part of English speaking.
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