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4 Tricks Using Social Media to Help You Learn English

The World Wide Web is redefining the way we as a society communicate, learn, and disseminate information. With just the click of a button you can have access to millions of information and educational databases almost instantaneously. The internet is especially beneficial for individuals of which English is their second language. Social media sites have […]

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A few tips on learning vocabulary

There are many ways to learn vocabulary however, there are no general rules which would be perfect for everybody. Of course, reading is the most efficient vocabulary building technique. But not all people enjoy reading or don’t have time for it. The following are a few tips to improve vocabulary. 1) Watch movies with subtitles. […]

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Thank You phrases for the Workplace

When an employee does his/her job, you may think that it’s just to be expected, that thanks are not in order. But they are. Just remember the last time your manager appreciated what you did and told you so. It just feels so good to be appreciated. Here are a few examples of how to […]

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English Idiom: Money

Gravy Train In the 1920′s, gravy was a slang word for easy money usually gotten by illegal means.  Gravy is a rich food and sometimes used to describe  luxuries. To have it easy by making a living with little effort. To ride the gravy train” means to acquire an ongoing situation that provides good pay or other benefits with little […]

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Learn English by Skype

The number of students learning English by Skype has increased dramatically recently. This is no surprise as there are many advantages to learning this way. Here are some of the reasons why our students have decided to learn English by Skype. Learn at any time and any place Being able to learn at home or […]

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Build your vocabulary

Building a large vocabulary can benefit you in school, at work, and socially. It will enable you to understand others’ ideas better and to have the satisfaction of getting your thoughts and ideas across more effectively. Of course, you already know thousands of words, and you will continue to learn more whether you work at […]

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Spring Idioms

March 20 marks the beginning of Spring.  In Canada, people look forward to this season of year, especially after a long cold winter.  While Spring invoke thoughts of new life, growth and  renewal,  there are several idioms using the word “Spring”.   Here are just a few common ones. no spring chicken:  Fig. a person well […]

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New face-to-face lessons

eTalkEnglish is now offering face-to-face lessons to those of you who prefer meeting with an instructor.  This service is only offered to students who are able to take lessons in Mississauga, Ontario.  Please contact us for details and rates.  

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New Year Resolutions

At the beginning of a new year, many people around the world make a decision or make a promise to themselves to do something. This promise to do something is called a resolution. The word resolution is a noun and can be used in a sentence like this: My resolution for 2013 is to improve […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We at eTalkEnglish send our Christmas greetings to all our students around the world. Thank you for studying English with us this year. We look forward to helping you improve your English skills in the new year. Best wishes for 2013.

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