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10 British animal idioms and expressions | OxfordWords blog

10 British animal idioms and expressions | OxfordWords blog | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
The next time you’re listening to your friend rabbiting on, why not try dropping one of the following common British expressions into your conversation?

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BBC Learning English - The English We Speak / The last/final straw

BBC Learning English - The English We Speak / The last/final straw | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
The #English We Speak: Learn how to use the expression 'The last/final straw' https://t.co/XiFTyeDc9U #learnenglish https://t.co/r3xjJ8HEpz
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10 surprising Irish words you didn't know you were using almost every day.

10 surprising Irish words you didn't know you were using almost every day. | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Irish is one of the oldest languages in the world. And it's surprisingly more alive than most of us realize.

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Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault

Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it

Philosophy as an academic subject is regularly maligned in popular discourse. Philosophy majors get told that their studies are useless.
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Inside IELTS - Cambridge English Language Assessment

Inside IELTS - Cambridge English Language Assessment | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.
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The Lady in the Van trailer: Maggie Smith plays the woman who lived in Alan Bennett's front yard - video

The Lady in the Van trailer: Maggie Smith plays the woman who lived in Alan Bennett's front yard - video | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Watch the trailer for The Lady in the Van, the story of Alan Bennett's friendship with Miss Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a van on the playwright's property
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Practice tests for CAE Reading and Use of English (Cambridge English: Advanced)

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Practice tests for Cambridge English Advanced Reading and Use of English
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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips

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Learning English | Cambridge English | Learning English | Cambridge English

Learning English | Cambridge English | Learning English | Cambridge English | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Find out about official Cambridge English learning resources for children and adults. Get free games, quizzes, exam preparation materials and sample papers.

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Esther's curator insight, April 20, 5:48 AM
Great stuff! The activities are targeted at teenage and adult learners and are at three levels of difficulty (A1–A2; B1–B2; C1–C2). This means that no matter where your students are in their language learning journey, they can practise their English and keep progressing.
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Uluru: Australia's rock of ages - Lonely Planet travel video

Author John Vlahides visits Uluru (Ayers Rock), the iconic monolith in the heart of Australia; a geological wonder, cultural landmark, and sacred place
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The Double Vocabulary of English

Why does English have so many words that have twins? Here's how we got to have two vocabularies, one based in Germanic roots, and one based in Latin.
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QI XL - Series L Episode 3: "Literature"

Subscribe for the whole series! QI - Literature Episode 3 of Series 12 Air Date: 17th October 2014 With Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Lloyd Langford, Jack Whiteh...
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15 Funny English Idioms You May Not Know

15 Funny English Idioms You May Not Know | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
English idioms are really funny when you understand their literal meaning. Check out these funny English idioms you may not know about.

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128 Words to Use Instead of Very

128 Words to Use Instead of Very | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 12, 9:24 PM
Helpful with vocabulary.  "Very" is easy to use, but why not try another word?
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Franz Kafka: An Animated Introduction to His Literary Genius

Franz Kafka: An Animated Introduction to His Literary Genius | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
Franz Kafka — he wrote that story about the guy who turns into a bug, and lot of stuff about complex and implacable bureaucracy, right? What more do you need to know?

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American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for | OxfordWords blog

American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for | OxfordWords blog | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
We’ve picked some of the most common words you’ll find pronounced differently across the pond, whichever side you’re looking at it.

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Spike Island - UK Trailer

School is nearly out for summer (and forever) for five 16-year-old Lads from Manchester. A nostalgic snaphot of Britain in the early 1990's this is
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I beg your pardon? Where do odd British sayings originate

I beg your pardon? Where do odd British sayings originate | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever found yourself in a foreign country trying to explain the expression “a few sandwiches short of a picnic”, this list is for you
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Flo-Joe for CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

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Flo-Joe for CAE (Certificate in Advanced English). 71,051 likes · 580 talking about this. Flo-Joe: THE place on the web for Cambridge CAE preparation
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Del Boy Falls Through the Bar - Only Fools and Horses - BBC

BBC Comedy Greats is the home of all your favourite comedy from past and present. We release 2 videos each week on a Tuesday and Friday so make sure yo
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The Two Ronnies. Four Candles [HD]

Possibly one of their best comedy sketches ever, certainly the most popular and requested of all time. My photo tribute: http://bit.ly/1MlmfvZ
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The happiest countries in the world, according to psychologists, statisticians, and economists

The happiest countries in the world, according to psychologists, statisticians, and economists | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it
'The happiest countries in the world, according to psychologists, statisticians, and economists' on Yahoo Finance UK. An international team of economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians just release
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8 British Expressions, Explained

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Erin is the Executive Editor of MentalFloss.com. Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine.
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Women in Technology - A Listening Lesson for International Women's Day

Women in Technology - A Listening Lesson for International Women's Day | Proficiency English Links | Scoop.it

An advanced English language listening exercise about female entrerpreneurs in Silicon Valley, for upper intermediate learners and IELTS students. Watch a news report about breaking down the barriers for women working in the technology industry, and answer a series of challenging listening comprehension questions. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.


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WeTeachKorea's curator insight, March 18, 7:33 AM

Interesting topic.