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Why should I read novels to improve my English?

Sona Lisa Bose By Sona Lisa Bose on 14 Aug 2019
Tags: How we learn

One of the things about language learning is that there’s always things you can do to get better: to move up from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced, to proficient. Even native speakers are always discovering new words or idioms that they didn’t know before. If you want to improve your fluency, then reading a book in its original English is a great way to do this. So go ahead and abandon that translation of Harry Potter you’ve got on the shelf – reach for the English version instead.

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We have landed in Guildford!

Michal Mazanek By Michal Mazanek on 24 Jul 2019
Tags: News

Following the closure of the University of Surrey's IELTS operations in June 2019, MTS is pleased to announce that it was successful in winning a competitive tender recently put out by the British Council, granting the rights to re-commence IELTS English language testing in Guildford.

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Idiomatic English in Britain and America

Sona Lisa Bose By Sona Lisa Bose on 10 Jun 2019
Tags: Dialects

In my last blog post, I looked at variations in everyday English used in the workplace in Britain and America. In this blog post, I look at differences in the kind of idiomatic English used on both sides of the Atlantic.

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British English in the workplace

Sona Lisa Bose By Sona Lisa Bose on 24 May 2019
Tags: Dialects

“The English and the Americans are two peoples divided by a common language.”

That’s what Nobel Prize winning author, George Bernard Shaw, is meant to have said at any rate. We all know that Americans and Brits don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to spellings, grammar and vocabulary. But what about the everyday speech we use in the workplace?

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Mental preparation before the exam

Sona Lisa Bose By Sona Lisa Bose on 04 Apr 2019
Tags: Exams and tests

So, your test date is approaching, and as the time you’ve got left ticks down, your panic levels go up. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. You don’t need an expert to tell you that exams and tests can be one of the most stressful times of your life, especially when there’s a lot at stake. Here are some ideas to help get you in the right frame of mind and to help you keep your focus and stay calm. It’s all a case of using the right psychology and approach.

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