Collocations: do you know what they mean?

For the past few weeks, our EC English Language Centres blog has been covering a number topics to help you increase your vocabulary while studying English around the world. Today it’s time for a closer look at the group of words known as “Collocations”. Ready? Of course you are! Collocations What is a collocation? You might have come across this word during an … Read more

Tongue Twisters

During the past two weeks we have been looking at new ways to improve our English skills by enriching Vocabulary. Today we’re going to have some fun by with popular Tongue-Twisters. Not sure what ‘tongue twisters’ are? Keep reading to find out! What is a ‘tongue twister’? A tongue twister is a sequence of words or sounds that are typically difficult … Read more

6 Words to Replace ‘Nice’

Of the one-million or so words populating the English language, it’s difficult to find a word as underwhelming and over-used as the adjective ‘nice’. There’s nothing really wrong with this little group of letters, but if you’re trying to raise your language level or impress your teacher, it’s best to aim higher in terms of … Read more

Vocab Review | Homophones

Last week, we learned about a group of words called Homonyms. It’s time to move on and learn about another important group – Homophones. Not sure what they are? Let´s find out now! What is a homophone? A homophone is a word which sounds the same as another word, but has a different meaning.   Ahead/ a head … Read more

Vocab Review | Homonyms Pt. 2

Last week we learned about a special group of words called “Homonyms” and looked at a few examples. Today we’re going to continue learning about homonyms to help you long in your journey to improving your vocabulary. Horn A ‘horn’ (noun) is a ‘hard, pointed, and often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals’ … Read more