Month: December 2020

Placeholder names
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Placeholder names

What’s that thing called again? Placeholder names in English

What do you say when you don’t know or forget the name of an object or a person? Many languages have their own words to fill this memory gap and the English language is no different. In this blog, we will talk about some weird and wonderful Placeholder Names in the English language, their meaning and use.

Tips to Improve Your Grammar Outside the Classroom
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Tips to Improve Your Grammar Outside the Classroom

Grammar rules are one of the most difficult things to master when learning a new language and learning English grammar is no different. To be honest, I think grammar rules sometimes baffle the best of English teachers and I am sure at some point, many teachers have found themselves saying in class “that’s just the way it is”.

Adjective Order
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Adjective Order

A lovely blue Italian scarf or an Italian blue lovely scarf? Adjective order. There are many language rules that native speakers of English know without knowing they know it and today we’re going to talk about one of them. If you decide to learn English in London, you will most certainly have a lesson on the topic of adjective order.

Students Journey: Cristina Melones Caseros
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Students Journey: Cristina Melones Caseros

Hello, I'm Cristina, I'm from Spain, from Madrid and I have been here at Tti for 7 months. I have been taking the 30+ lessons and the General English lessons and I'm so happy. I really feel that I have improved my English or my skills and now I feel more confident when I have to have a conversation in different situations, even with British people.

Students Journey: Amélie Francoise
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Students Journey: Amélie Francoise

Hello, my name is Amelie, I'm from France. I've been studying at Tti in the 30+ class for 10 weeks and I really, really like my experience here for different reasons. Everybody here is really friendly and open-minded, and it's in the heart of Camden, so it's a very good place to enjoy London.

/ough / Sound – Pron Series EP 4
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/ough / Sound – Pron Series EP 4

Hi everybody. My name is Ivan and I’m here to talk to you today about how to pronounce the letters ough. There are at least seven different pronunciations. The most common is an /ɔː/ sound, like in bought, thought, brought and fought. Another pronunciation is /ʌf/, as in rough, tough and enough.