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Technology, the Classroom & You

August 5, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Games, General English, Technology tagged as , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini Smart phones have impacted every aspect of our lives—from social networking and instant communication, to the augmented reality of Pokémon GO. Here at Explore English, we’ve fully embraced the 21st century and like to upset the old order of “no phones in class” by telling our students to switch on their phones [...]

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Canada day & American Independence Day: a summary

June 29, 2016 by in category English is Fun, General English, Learning English tagged as , , , ,

By Joe de Marini. Every country celebrates its independence or its birthday, and in this case, North America has two countries that celebrate one of each within the same week! July 1st (and this author’s birthday) is Canada Day, while July 4th is the USA’s Independence Day (so as not to be confused with the [...]

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English Language in Game of Thrones

April 19, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Time Off tagged as , , , ,

Game of Thrones Is Back! But What Do Their Accents Mean?   For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is an extremely popular American TV show broadcast on HBO, and for those that haven’t seen it yet: relax—this article is going to be spoiler free. Instead, we’re going to focus on the characters’ diverse array of [...]

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Why English is NOT an Easy Language to Learn

March 17, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Learning English, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

If you have been learning English for some time now, you would have come across some ‘intricacies’ of this language, which can drive people mad. There are several reasons for that. Let’s start with the first one:   English is NOT a phonetic language! A phonetic language is a language, where you can look at [...]

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Linkers that will save your life!

March 10, 2016 by in category ELICOS, English is Fun, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , , , ,

When you have to do a piece of writing – an essay, an argumentation, a summary etc. – it is important to think about who you are writing this to or for! – The reader! Now, here it is important that you keep your audience interested and to ensure that the text is easy to [...]

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

March 9, 2016 by in category Career Tips, English is Fun, Life in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

There are several ways in which you can prepare yourself for a job interview that will ensure you have an increased chance of success. Going to a job interview can be intimidating. First impressions are important when you are trying to get a new job.   Here are some easy steps that you can follow [...]

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Why Grammar and Punctuation is Important

March 2, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Learning English, Study English tagged as , , ,

 “Hi im glad your coming today cos their isnt any room tmrw.”   What you see above may not seem really important or notable if you are learning English. However, if you are learning English and are starting to understand the technical sides of grammar and punctuation – you may be confused that first-language English [...]

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Anyone can Become an ESL teacher!

March 1, 2016 by in category Career Tips, ELICOS, English is Fun, Learning English, Uncategorized tagged as , , , , , ,

Becoming an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher requires a few qualifications that are necessary here in Australia. But more importantly, you need a passion for languages and an in-depth understanding of the English language.   Many people think that it is quite difficult to become an ESL teacher and that it requires very [...]

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Australian humour – English jokes

February 24, 2016 by in category English is Fun, Learning English, Life in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

Every country, culture, and language will have its own type of humour. If you are learning a new language, it can be a great way of getting truly immersed in the language and understand all of the finer details. Here are some great Aussie jokes!   Religious Australian Cowboy A devout Australian cowboy lost his favorite Bible while [...]

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