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Seven tips for English language beginners – Voice Magazine | British Council

Seven tips for English language beginners – Voice Magazine | British Council Once upon a time, an Italian woman in her 40s wanted to learn English. Maria was a widow and came into a bit of money when her husband … Continue reading

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How to overcome your fear of public speaking – Voice Magazine | British Council (Oct 10, 2016)

How to overcome your fear of public speaking Why are many people afraid of public speaking, and what can be done about it? Ros and Neil Johnson, speech and drama specialists at Theatresaurus, explain in response to our Facebook fans’ … Continue reading

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How Jack Ma built one of the world’s biggest companies – Voice Magazine | British Council (Sep 26, 2016)

How Jack Ma built one of the world’s biggest companies How did Jack Ma overcome his humble origins to establish Alibaba, and what significance does his company have for the UK? We interviewed Duncan Clark, entrepreneur, tech investor and author … Continue reading

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What do we learn from Roald Dahl’s creative use of language? – Voice Magazine | British Council (Sep 12, 2016)

What do we learn from Roald Dahl’s creative use of language? Roald Dahl is famous for his exuberantly inventive use of language. Susan Rennie, chief editor of the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary , explains what his techniques teach us. Don’t … Continue reading

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Seven lessons from Roald Dahl on how to be productive – Voice Magazine | British Council (Sep 07, 2016)

Seven lessons from Roald Dahl on how to be productive Steve Gardam, director of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, explains the great writer’s working habits and what they teach us about how to be creative and productive. The … Continue reading

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Using ‘out’ with verbs and some phrases used when ordering in a restaurant – Learn English | British Council

Jobs Scene 1 – Language Focus Rob and Ashlie talk about using ‘out’ with verbs and some phrases used when ordering in a restaurant.

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How to improve your voice for presentations – Voice Magazine | British Council (Aug 18, 2016)

How to improve your voice for presentations Have you ever given a presentation or done any other form of public speaking? If so, you probably spent some time thinking about the words you were going to use and the ideas … Continue reading

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Trains: past, present and future (Magazine) – Learn English | British Council

Trains: past, present and future Trains: past, present and future by John Russell Railways are not a modern invention as most of us think. The idea of transporting things and people on rails has been around for a long time. … Continue reading

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Different uses of the word ‘have’ and loads of other things – British Council Learn English

Farming Scene 2 – Language Focus Rob and Ashlie discuss different uses of the word ‘have’ and loads of other things.

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‘Flying to a comet isn’t just a pointless sci-fi exercise’ – Voice Magazine, British Council

‘Flying to a comet isn’t just a pointless sci-fi exercise’ Space scientist Professor Monica Grady of the Open University spoke to the British Council’s Ellie Buchdahl at this week’s London International Youth Science Forum about the many uses of space … Continue reading

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