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When to use 'FIRST' or 'AT FIRST'?

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First, let me say that learning the difference between “first” and “at first” is easy. At first, you may think it’s complicated, but after reading this blog, you’ll see just how easy it is.

Describing pain: Part 2

Describing different types of pain in English

This blog explores a variety of verbs and adjectives for describing different types of pain. It also describes how to explain degrees of pain and tell someone where you are feeling pain in your body.

How to email well

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E-mail is an ever-changing form of communication. The rules you learnt a few years ago may already be outdated. Follow this guide to ensure you send the right message between the lines.

Expand your vocabulary by NOT learning new words!

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We all have big passive vocabularies with words we recognize but can't use. To increase fluency, we don't need to learn a lot of new words—we just have to move the ones we already know into our active vocabulary. And you can do that without having to cram another thing into your already busy day.

The Language of Science

For scientists to succeed in this competitive world, they need to publish their work in high impact journals and collaborate with other successful scientists. This can be challenging with a language barrier in mind. However English is considered the international language of science, and has enabled scientists from all over the world to communicate effectively.