15 terms from the Harry Potter series everyone should know

15 November, 2016
Claire Payne

JK Rowling’s fictional world brought with it many new words, one of which was even added to the Oxford English Dictionary back in 2013. From spells and sports, to magical creatures and methods of transport, anyone who has read the series will have seen their vocabulary increase tenfold.


A look at British and American slang

10 November, 2016
James Burt

While a lot of teachers shy away from teaching any kind of slang, it’s actually handy for students to know, especially in social situations. It’s also fun to learn and great to apply to use on things like social media. 

English vocabulary for tourism and hospitality

09 November, 2016
Erin O'Neill

In the tourism and hospitality industry, communication is a key factor. You’ll spend a lot of time meeting people’s needs, providing services, and solving problems. Even on an international scale, generally it is English that you’ll need to be proficient in, although you will come into contact with people from all around the world.


English vocabulary for advertising and marketing

03 November, 2016
James Burt

A great many people use English in the field of professional promotional purposes. Learning the different vocabulary can actually be fun, and practicing with the specific words is a great way to help English students aspiring to work in marketing companies. Knowing English vocabulary for advertising and marketing puts professional English students at the forefront of their positions. 

Guy Fawkes Night and where to celebrate in London

02 November, 2016
Erin O'Neill

In Britain, November 5 is marked with celebrations of bonfires, toffee apples and fireworks. This festival originates from the story of a man named Guy Fawkes and the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Read on to learn more about the history of Guy Fawkes Night, and discover where you can celebrate in London this year. 

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