The Meaning of “Instead of” and How to Use It

Many students in the academy and readers of the blog often ask me about the meaning of instead of and how to use it. It’s not surprising, […]

7 Tips to Help You Remember New Words in English

Learning a new language may seem like an impossible task, especially learning a complex language like English. However, with the right techniques, learning new words […]

Difference between FOR and DURING ????

The difference between for and during is pretty confusing for many learners of English. However, despite semantic similarity, they are used in a different way. The problem seems to be […]

5 Amazing FREE Tools to Learn English like a PRO

Learning English isn’t easy. BOOM! I’ve said it. We all know that and if anyone tells you otherwise, they’re lying. Learning a language is not easy and […]

FCE Speaking Test Part 3 – Cambridge English: First (FCE / B2)

In previous posts we have dlready seen that Cambridge English: FCE’s Speaking Test (Level B2) comprises 4 different parts: Interview Comparing 2 pictures Discussion Further discussion […]

50 Common & Useful Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs can be a real pain; they can be confusing, difficult to remember, hard to understand and even tougher to incorporate into our vocabulary. […]

(RESULTS) 5 Twitter Polls to Test your Use of English

Last week I posted 5 Twitter polls to test your use of English. You had about 5 days to vote, and now the time has […]

5 Twitter Polls to Test your Use of English (5 days to vote!)

If you follow Keep Smiling English on Twitter, you will have seen that I usually post a few Twitter polls a week, testing you guys […]

Quick Tip #10: 5 Sleepy Phrasal Verbs

Sleeping is one of the coolest things we do. Think about how weird it is; you lie down (yes, not lay!), you close your eyes and […]

5 Reasons why Andalusians are Awesome at English Pronunciation

Andalusia, in case you don’t know, is a region which takes up most of the southern half of Spain. Just like the rest of the […]

International Women’s Day: 7 Gender-specific Job Titles

The English language is a great language for many reasons. For example, on this blog you can find this reason here, this one here, and this […]

Cambridge English: First (FCE-B2) – Speaking Test Part 1

As you probably know already, the speaking test for Cambridge English: First (FCE) comprises 4 parts. If you’re not familiar with the whole speaking test, […]

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