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The best way to make a change to your English pronunciation

Pumphrey’s Illustrated Pronunciation The Scream by E. Munch Today we will consider the sound of the letter r The letter r has many pronunciations, throughout the English-speaking world. Here we will try to pronounce it the standard Southern British way. Remember: British pronunciation is crazy. It will drive you mad trying to match up spelling and … Read more

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What is Sport and Exercise Psychology?

It’s almost impossible to watch a sporting event these days without someone mentioning confidence or motivation or mindset! Sport Psychology is becoming more accepted in mainstream sport, let’s find out why… Sport Psychology is the study of people’s behaviour, thoughts, emotions and experiences in a sport or exercise environment. It focuses on 2 distinct areas … Read more

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for gluten free, vegan “Cookies and Scream” Ice cream!

Cookies and Scream is a small bakery which offers a wide range of desserts, including warm and cool drinks. Cookies and Scream is multi-award winning, fully vegan and gluten free bakery in Camden Town, London. Every product is dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free. All bakes are low fat, low cholesterol and made with unrefined … Read more

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Why you should study English in London!

When it comes to learning English, where’s a better place to study than London? Apart from making loads of new friends and improving your independence, studying abroad really helps your CV stand out because you will develop a global outlook that will be beneficial to any career you are planning to take up. Studying somewhere … Read more

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Poetry, by David

  Even for native English speakers, poetry can be a little intimidating, because it can be difficult to understand instantly. But all you need is a little patience and imagination, and you will see what a great opportunity it can be, for something to do in your free time as well as for improving your … Read more

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A New Mayor for London

On 5th May 2016 the residents of London voted for a new mayor /meə/. The Mayor of London is a politician who is responsible for governing greater London. The Mayor is responsible for various policies and strategies related to issues that are very important to Londoners (people who are from London). These include housing, London … Read more

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Moving House, by Chris Lewis

    One our teachers, Chris, tells us about moving into a new house and the difficulties with renting and buying property in London…     Living in London is expensive. Renting a room in Central London makes it even more expensive! That’s one of the reasons my fiancé and I decided to move. We’re … Read more

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The Premier League – 2015/2016

Chris Lewis has been teaching English at EC London 30+ for nearly 3 years and LOVES his football! Have a read of his blog about the Premier League…   Many people don’t like football, and I can understand why. It makes people do silly things and, at the end of the day, it’s just a … Read more