Por que é importante aprender collocations?

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Hi there

Conta pra mim, você acha difícil escolher quais palavras são usadas juntas em inglês? Faz uma combinação que soa estranho? Então provavelmente precisa melhorar seu conhecimento de collocations.

Se ainda não foi apresentado a essa tal de “collocation“, então está perdendo uma oportunidade valiosíssima de melhorar seu inglês rapidamente.

Mas afinal, o que é isso? Continue reading

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Economic or economical?

Economic and economical are adjectives.

We use economic to mean ‘related to trade, industry or money’:

The economic forecast for next year is not good.

The President spoke mostly about economic policy.

We use economical to mean ‘not using a lot of money’:

Hybrid cars are very economical. (They do not cost a lot of money to run.)

Solar energy for your home is expensive in the short term but it is more economical in the long term.

Source: English Grammar Today

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Goal-setting: Choosing goals with purpose

Hi everyone

I’ve just come across a post by This Cherished Life and I simply loved it. Now that we’re approaching a brand new year, it’s quite common to make resolutions, set goals and make plans. 

What about improving your English while make some commitment with your growth as well?

Take a look at the material and follow the link to get more details about the process suggested by Kathy. I’m sure you’re going to like it as well.

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This Cherished Life

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How good is your English?

Hi everyone

It’s quite common for students to come to me asking when they’ll be good at English. Sometimes this question is motivated by an eagerness to get quick results and other times because they’ve been studying for a while and resorting to a private teacher seems the last chance to speak fluently.

But, the truth is, how can we define what it is to be good at English?

The answer to this question varies considerably from a student to the other. It depends on each person’s objectives regarding English. Do you need it for professional reasons? For travelling? For studying? What is your motivation to study? Continue reading