Talk About the Paranormal

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I don’t believe in ghosts or anything like that but sometimes you get caught up in talk about the paranormal (things that appear real but don’t have a real explanation). Here is some vocabulary to talk about it. It might come in handy for Halloween next month.

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Done It versus Got It Done

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When you move up to the pre-intermediate stage in your learning there are some tricky bits of grammar that are very useful to learn. One of the main pre-intermediate obstacles is the confusion between ‘you have done it’ and ‘you have got it done/you have had it done’.

Here’s how they work.

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English Makes You as Happy as Larry

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Today’s post is about similes, which describe something by comparing it to something else, often unrelated. The ones I’ll show you in this post are quite clichéd (overused) but you’ll hear native speakers use them from time to time.

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“I Can’t Speak English.” Yes, you can!

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Lots of students tell me “I can’t speak English.” 90% of the time it is not true.

What they really mean is “I don’t speak English well so I don’t want to speak English.

Here are a few tips to help you speak more.

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