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  • 10 steps to get a kick-ass Russian accent

    10 steps to get a kick-ass Russian accent

    • 27.09.2018
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    Want to command respect as if you were a badass Russian villain in a Hollywood film? Reckon you can do a better job than Harrison Ford’s questionable attempt at a Russian accent? Russia Beyond has you covered.
    A Russian accent is often imitated by English-speakers but rarely perfected. You’ll probably be familiar with the mean-sounding tone usually heard in Hollywood Russian accents, but do you know which sounds Russian speakers most commonly carry through to their spoken English? Follow these tricks, and you’ll be sounding like a native in no time!
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  • 10 TIPS FOR LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    10 TIPS FOR LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    • 27.09.2018
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    When I arrived in Buenos Aires in the beginning of 2010, I could barely order food in a local restaurant. Two years later, I calmly explained the mechanics of Russian grammar to a Guatemalan friend… in her native Spanish.
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  • How Many Vocabulary Words You Need to Know to be Fluent in English?

    How Many Vocabulary Words You Need to Know to be Fluent in English?

    • 27.09.2018
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    English learners may come from different countries in different regions of the world, but all of them have one common question: “How many vocabulary words do you need to know to be fluent in English?” At first, you may think that that fluency will come to you after learning over 1,000,000 (1 million) words — that’s a very big and admirable goal, but large numbers like that can be quite demotivating, so is there a set number of words you need to know in order to become fluent in English?
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  • Which English Program is Best for You?

    Which English Program is Best for You?

    • 27.09.2018
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    There are more than 1,000 intensive English programs in the United States. How can you choose the program that is best for you? Begin by thinking about these things: your reason for English study, program types, length of time for study, program quality, program services, location, housing, and cost.
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  • Extensive vs Intensive Reading

    Extensive vs Intensive Reading

    • 27.09.2018
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    In a previous blog post, we touched briefly on the distinction between extensive and intensive reading as learning strategies. The first of the two claims that the biggest improvements can be seen when a language learner reads as much as possible, regardless of content. Intensive reading, on the other hand, puts the focus on working with a short text but really getting to know the ins and outs of the text, in order to fully understand how language works.
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  • 10 Useful Tips to Teach Yourself English

    10 Useful Tips to Teach Yourself English

    • 27.09.2018
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    Do you love learning English, but don’t have enough time?

    Or do want to learn more English, but not your formal English class?

    If so, we’ve got some good news.

    You don’t have to have formal English lessons to improve and fine-tune (perfect) your English skills.
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  •  What is the use of watching movies in English?

    What is the use of watching movies in English?

    • 27.09.2018
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    I needed time to think and duly the delay. I finally got around, assuming these three pointers stand in good stead:


    You like watching English movies.
    You want to improve your speaking skills.
    You want to know how movies helped fellow Quorans improve theirs.
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  • What is Business English?

    What is Business English?

    • 27.09.2018
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    Having thought about this question for a while, I have arrived to a number of aspects which I think constitute the meaning of Business English for me. I am saying “for me” because it really may mean different things to different people. Therefore, my personal point of view is very subjective and is as follows.
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  • Top five motivations for learning English

    Top five motivations for learning English

    • 27.09.2018
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    Whatever you’re trying to achieve, staying motivated is the key to success. Learning English can be tough, so it’s useful to focus on the improvements learning English will make to your life. We asked 6,000 people in twelve countries about the reasons why they’re learning...
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  • 10 mistakes made by learners of English

    10 mistakes made by learners of English

    • 27.09.2018
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    Do learners of English make particular mistakes in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary depending on their mother tongue? (While linguists distinguish between an error, made by a student who doesn’t yet know the correct rule, and a mistake, made by a student who knows the rule but momentarily forgets it, I’ll use mistake to cover both cases.)
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  • Adjective Prepositional Phrases

    Adjective Prepositional Phrases

    • 06.09.2018
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    Definition: An adjective prepositional phrase describes a noun or pronoun. It answers the questions which one, what kind, how much, or how many.

    Adjective: The wind's sound made a whistling noise.

    Prepositional Phrase: The sound \of the wind made a whistling noise.
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  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

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    Definition: A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a word in the sentence and the word that is the object of the preposition
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    You have just finished the Modifiers Module. You learned that adjectives tell which one, what kind, how much, and how many about a noun or pronoun. You learned that adverbs tell where, when, how, and to what extent about verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
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  • Challenging Verbs: Rise/Raise

    Challenging Verbs: Rise/Raise

    • 06.09.2018
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    Rise: to rise (yourself).

    I rise from my bed when I am no longer tired.

    Raise: to raise something else.

    I always raise my hand in class.
    Present Present
    Participle Past Past Participle
    Rise (self) rise rising rose risen
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  • hallenging Verbs: Lie/Lay

    hallenging Verbs: Lie/Lay

    • 06.09.2018
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    Lie: to lie (yourself) down.

    I lie down on my bed when I am tired.

    Lay: to lay something else down.

    I lay down my backpack in the hallway when I get home.
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  • Challenges in Verb Agreement

    Challenges in Verb Agreement

    • 06.09.2018
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    Challenge 1: Compound Subjects

    If the subjects are joined by and, you always use a plural verb. (Hint: one and one are always two.)

    Mystery and fantasy are my two favorite genres.
    My mother and my father are both home from work.
    The exception to this is when and joins two nouns, but they are considered a single object.
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