Category Archive: B2/C1

Aug 29

Expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE

 Expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE   There are lots of expressions with MAKE, DO & TAKE in English. Do you know when to use which?     If you like our website, share it with friends and colleagues. Thanks!   Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net  

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Aug 12

The 10-Day Phrasal Verbs Challenge – Mike meets Harvey

 What are phrasal verbs? Phrasal verbs are VERB+PREPOSITION combinations and English has a LOT of them! They are also tough to learn if English is not your first language. Even advanced learners of English often try to avoid them. However, not using phrasal verbs is not really possible, you must master them if you want …

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Aug 05

How to write a paragraph for an essay or term paper?

 Writing a good paragraph for an essay or term paper can be a daunting task. You may have lots of good ideas about a topic, but can you present them in a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand way? This lesson will teach you how to write a paragraph well. Learning how to write a paragraph will help you …

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Jul 05

10 Words in 10 Minutes – Ricki and the Flash Movie Trailer

 Meryl Streep is amazing as always in her new role! In Ricki and the Flash she portrays a rocker who abandoned her kids to make a career in music. Check out the trailer, tune your ears to English and learn some really great expressions along the way! In this listening activity you’ll hear real-life, fast-paced, …

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Mar 03

Business & Abbreviations I.

 In business writing, it is quite common to make words, terms or even whole sentences shorter. Moreover, FYI, ETA, OTP or ASAP are abbreviations that may occur not only in business letters but also in everyday text messages.  Our  sample letter below helps you recognise some of the most frequent abbreviations. GUESS what they refer …

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Mar 02

Who’s who in the EU? – SCHULZ

 Quite often, EU institutions and EU terms are hidden behind names, abbreviations or even word plays. So, if you do not know the key personalities of the EU (Schulz, Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini, etc.) and the main concepts under discussion, you can hardly guess, what is actually meant by a newspaper headline. Look at the headline …

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Mar 01

EU&NEWS – Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

 A potential British exit from the European Union would be a “shock” that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China. While reading the article by Euractiv, find synonyms for the terms and expressions marked in red.   The issue, …

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Feb 29

Son of Soul Wins Oscar for Hungary in the Foreign Language Film Category

 Son of Saul is the second Hungarian movie to ever win an Oscar. It is Hungarian-French director László Nemes’ first full-length film which had won a Golden Globe and the second-highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival before yesterday’s big win. “Even in the darkest hours of mankind (=people as a group), there might be …

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Feb 29

Leap Year – Listening Comprehension Quiz

 A leap year is a year when we get an extra 24 hours of time, in other words, an extra day, in the month of February. But do you know why this is necessary? Watch the video to find out! Leap Year Explained – Intermediate Listening Comprehension Quiz Level: intermediate/ B2 Watch the video to …

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Feb 25

How to answer the WHY YOU question?

 The job interview is one of the most stressful professional experiences for most of us. In this series we go through a list of typical questions and use pieces of advice from job interview coach Pamela Skillings to find out how to best answer them. In this lesson we’ll focus on the Why-you question which …

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