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  1. englishgeek

    Billionaire space travel - what is the point?

    Did you watch the recent launches into space by Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos? I watched it with my family, but like many others I was questioning what this really means to the rest of us ordinary people. I know many people think how the money spent launching just a few people to the edge...
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    A doctor and a lawyer

    Riddle: A doctor and a lawyer a both in love with the same woman named Ashley. The lawyer had to go on a business trip that would last a week. Before he left he gave Ashley seven apples. Why?
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    FREE online English speaking practice group

    I was wondering if people would be interested in having an online practice speaking session. Maybe once a week. I did this once before and it was fun and I think useful for the people who participated. It would be free for anyone to join. Please comment below if you are interested.
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    English WhatsApp Group

    I created a WhatsApp group to help people learn English if anyone is interested: Click here to join:
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    Compulsory vaccination - do you agree?

    I am posting this here to try and stimulate some discussion and give people an opportunity to practice their writing, without having to write a whole essay. It seems like some governments are making vaccinations compulsory for travel. What is the situation like in your country? Do you agree...
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    Hot Potato quiz

    Have you ever heard something being described as a 'hot potato'? What do you think it means? Write your answer below and see if you can make a sentence using the expression. A - something delicious and everybody wants to eat it B - something that is difficult, unpleasant or risky and nobody...
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    How do you like your eggs cooked?

    What is your favorite way to eat eggs?
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    Where was the first place you went to on a plane?

    Where did you go and what did you do there?
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    Teach English online with Cambly

    I have been teaching online for over four years. I heard many people mention Cambly before, unfortunately often in a negative way. The pay is not great at 0.17 a minute which is just over US$10 an hour, but if you teach kids it goes up to US$12 an hour. You can make more than this with other...
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    English schools in UK face closure due to Covid

    Now, after a year in which their revenues have fallen by more than 80 per cent, ELT centres face the prospect of another season disrupted by border restrictions and travel bans, while their debts pile up. For many schools, the start of 2021 “feels like Groundhog Day”, says Jodie Gray, chief...
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    Small changes to IELTS exam

    From British Council: From 4 January 2020, some small changes were introduced to the instructions and layout of the paper-based Listening test: The word ‘Sections’ was changed to ‘Parts’ – The paper-based test is now divided into Part 1, 2, 3, 4. The Part 1 example was removed which is...
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    Where are you from and why do you want to study English?

    Please share where you are from and why you are interested in studying English. Fun? Work? Business? Moving abroad? Romance? :):love:
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    Duolingo Practice test

    I am a native speaker, but my English is not perfect by any means. I have been using Duolingo to study Indonesian and while it is not a perfect way to learn a language, it is quite amazing, especially with it being free. So I was interested to see how I would do in the English test. It is...
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    IELTS Facebook Group

    I just created a new group on Facebook for anywhere interested in sharing info about IELTS. Most of the groups I have seen have countless spam and scam posts, so I decided to create my own group that I plan to keep spam free as much as possible. You can join here...
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    How to say English Forum in your language?

    I noticed someone searching on "ingilizce forum" to find this site, which appears to be Turkish language. Is there anyone from Turkey who can confirm this is true? Can you write "English Forum" here in your language?
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    Writing complex sentences using subordinate conjunctions

    Thank you to everyone who has been submitting their essays. I can see your writing improving and it is nice to see when you take my advice! I was thinking of also doing some practice exercises, so you can develop your writing without having to write a whole essay. So how about we start with...
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    A shell of its former self

    I thought I would try and write about idioms I hear in daily life. So this morning I was watching a news report about London, how it is deserted (empty) during the current Covid lockdown. The reporter said 'London is a shell of its former self'. It means London is nothing like it was before, a...
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    Speaking test question on Duolingo

    How would you answer the question? Quite a different format to the IELTS speaking test.
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    Please read this before posting essays to be checked

    - Please include the full question you are answering, with the image if it has one. - Make the question in bold, so you can see clearly see where is the question and where is the answer. - Try to include at least part of the question in the post title, rather than just "IELTS task 1", so...
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    BlaBla English language learning app receives $1.5 million in funding