Month: November 2020

Feeling Words: Useful Words to Describe Feelings and Emotions

Feeling Words! This page provides a list useful words that commonly used to describe someone’s feelings and emotions in English. STRONG Sure Certain Unique Dynamic Tenacious Hardy Secure Empowered Ambitious Powerful Confident Bold Determined SAD Depressed Desperate Dejected Heavy Crushed Disgusted Upset Hateful Sorrowful Mournful Weepy Frustrated CONFUSED Uncertain Upset Doubtful Uncertain Indecisive Perplexed Embarrassed …

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Diego Maradona dead at 60

Diego Maradona dead at 60: From street urchin to the greatest footballer in the world. Argentina’s favourite son and one of world football’s greatest ever players died today in his home in Buenos Aires from a heart attack, bringing to an end a life overflowing with glory and gross excess. Maradona was a street urchin …

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The Gender of Nouns in English! 🧔🏽

Old English had a system of grammatical gender similar to that of modern German, with three genders: masculine, feminine, neuter. Determiners and attributive adjectives showed gender inflection in agreement with the noun they modified. Also the nouns themselves followed different declension patterns depending on their gender. Moreover the third-person personal pronouns, as well as interrogative …

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The Invention of Thanksgiving

Autumn is the season for Native America. There are the cool nights and warm days of Indian summer and the genial query “What’s Indian about this weather?” More wearisome is the annual fight over the legacy of Christopher Columbus—a bold explorer dear to Italian-American communities, but someone who brought to this continent forms of slavery …

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Difference between To vs For

To vs For! Many English learners have difficulties understanding the difference between To vs For in English. TO vs FOR When to Use TO 1. Destination We’re going to Paris. I’m going to school. My Mom went to the dentist yesterday. The apple fell to the ground 2. What time it is? It’s a quarter to …

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An email to book a hotel

Learn how to write an email to book a hotel. Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises . Tips When writing an email to a hotel, you can start with Hello or Dear (hotel name). Say clearly the dates you want, the room type and whether you …

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Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is one of the city’s most historic buildings and is just a 2 minute walk from Queensgate Shopping Centre. The building contains interactive displays and galleries for all ages and the museum’s collection includes over 200,000 objects of great national and international importance. There is always something new to see …

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Contractions List: Useful Alphabetical List of Contractions

A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds. Contractions are structure words that are reduced or shortened, i.e. I will = I’ll; can not = can’t. Such two-word contractions  are commonly used in spoken English.  

New expressions and idioms

When learning a new language we usually concentrate on studying the nuts and bolts first – grammar and vocabulary. While this is indeed essential, it’s also important to learn idioms, expressions and common phrases when learning languages. These will help you navigate beyond the grammatically correct, so you’ll sound more like a native speaker and get an insight …

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Useful Phrasal Verbs with UP

Useful Phrasal Verbs with UP Blow up(explode): The car blew up after it crashed into the wall. Break up(End a romantic relationship): Eva and her boyfriend broke up last week. Bring up(Look after a child until it grows up, usually children): They brough their children up to be responsible adults. Bring up(Introduce or mention a subject): Bring it up at the meeting! Build up(Make a business bigger, …

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STUDY HOLIDAYS

A study holiday abroad is a way to develop one’s own autonomy and measure oneself in new contexts, in a foreign language, with another culture. It is an opportunity for personal growth and linguistic improvement which also strengthens your student profile. In GLS we believe firmly in the value and importance of an experience abroad and …

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History of English language

English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Anglo-Saxon migrants from what is now northwest Germany, southern Denmark and the Netherlands. … The Late West Saxon dialect eventually became dominant. The first people to be called ‘English’ were the Anglo-Saxons, …

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