3 weird cafes in London

Although sometimes it seems like there is a Pret A Manger on every high street in London, the capital is in fact full of quirky places you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re up for trying something new then why not check out these strange but lovely London Cafes! Cereal Killer Cafe Located in trendy Brick…

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Quiz: Have you learned any new words this week?

Get closer to fluency in English. Just think! If you followed the Big Fish English blog every week, and you did the Big Fish English quiz every Friday for just one year, you would learn 416 new vocabulary items! That would make a massive impact on your fluency and your ability to communicate. You could…

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Quiz: Prepositions.

Find out how good your prepositions are! Are you serious about reaching fluency in English? Sign up today – it’s free!

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7 very funny mistakes on signs.

1. Are you sure you don’t mean ‘towed’? (A toad is the slimy animal that is a bit like a frog but more ugly) 2.The only word spelt correctly on this sign is ‘we’. Someone needs to brush up their spelling! 3. This is a classic error made by native English speakers. Of course, it should…

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The best kept secret. By Terri Bloore

I am delighted to introduce food writer Terri Bloore, author of food blog Sex, Drugs and Bacon Rolls. This is her first contribution the Big Fish English blog: I am a foodie. I am a foodie forgive me – although there are worse sins – but I would like to set the record straight. It is…

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3 British food products you absolutely must try.

Don’t panic – this post is not about fish and chips! 1. Marmite What is it? Marmite has been produced in England since 1902 – it is a sticky, dark brown spreadable paste. When you first open a jar of Marmite you’ll see a brown smooth silky substance that reminds you of chocolate – don’t…

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Video: Pizza Party.

Chaos on the streets. We battled through the gridlocked streets of London, some of us on sweltering, cramped buses, some of us weaving through stationary traffic on our bicycles. Others decided to set out on foot, trekking from West to East with a determination to arrive, despite the mayhem on the streets. The unions wanted to…

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Dylan Evans’ hilarious British summer video!

Thanks to our student and friend Alessandro Musella at the London English Conversation Group for sharing this hilarious video with us! Dylan Evans is a young comedian from Liverpool (he has a thick accent) and his most recent video is about the British weather. So far it has more than 20 million hits. Check it…

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3 lovely seaside towns near London.

Sometimes you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, forget about phrasal verbs and the difference between present perfect and past simple and simply relax. Big cities like London can really get you down after a while if you don’t get out of the city to chill out for a day or two. People…

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Meet Teresa! She is student of the week.

Teresa is from Taiwan and she has a Phd in Statistics. Teresa has been coming to The London English Conversation Group regularly and has improved her English by leaps and bounds. She has well and truly broken free of The Intermediate Trap and is getting closer and closer to real fluency as each day passes. Let’s take…

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