Learning a second language is one of the hardest things you can do. A big, life-long project like learning English needs powerful habits and motivations to keep you going.
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We remember the ending more clearly than the rest, so a memorable conclusion is a key aspect to a strong answer.
Many non-native English speakers make a mistake choosing between get or become, but there is a simple rule you can follow.
Use this post to discover your reading speed and learn how to read more quickly.
"Say" and "Talk" are often confused, but they mean different things, and we use different grammar for each one. If you want to know how to use them correctly every time, check out this blog!
Practice a common GBC warm-up question. Then, check out a sample answer. We explain why this answer would receive a high score. Learn how you can too!
What is effective learning? While each person is different, we can still look at ideal examples for inspiration. Let's take a look at one of history's most renowned geniuses, Albert Einstein.
"Speak", "say", "talk" and "tell" all mean giving voice to words, but each is used differently. In this blog, find out how and when to use the verb "speak" correctly.
Fillers are a great way to sound natural when you speak. What's more, they are essential to improving your fluency and delivery score on a speaking test.
Learn the difference between short-term, working, and long-term memory; plus some techniques to move things ultimately into your long-term memory.
The best learning takes place when you dig into something until you know it inside and out.
Many people taking a speaking test make this mistake: they focus on communicating their answer specifically to their test administrator. This is a problem because you are graded on the level of English you use, not on how easy it is to understand you. Your goal is not to give information, but to show your English ability.