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NO PAIN, NO GAIN - Proverbs in English

English Proverbs – Exercise 1 English Proverbs – Exercise 2 English Proverbs – Exercise 3
The 50 Most Useful English Proverbs

And you know what they say, "where there's a will, there's a way":
- meaning
- Supertramp song

- Lyrics


Do you want to improve your English pronunciation? Well, you've come to the right place. Tim's Pronunciation Workshop shows you how English is really spoken. It'll help you become a better listener and a more fluent speaker. Tim's Pronunciation Workshop

Macmillan REAL SERIES: Grammar, Vocabulary and Real World English

Do you have a couple of minutes a day to spare? I'm sure you do. That's what'll take you to practise grammar, vocabulary and real world English using the Macmillan Real Video series:

Real Grammar

Real Vocabulary

Real World English

BEST OF BE Alcalá de Henares 2018

Birmingham European Festival October 2018. Don't miss it!
BEST of BE FESTIVAL’s tour showcases three of the festival’s favourite shows. Birmingham’s BE FESTIVAL features a genre-bending selection of European theatre, dance, comedy, circus, live music & DJs, food, visual and performing arts.
Some theatres provide the opportunity to take part in workshops with the artist. Check with your local theatre for information.


/ɪtsnɒtðəseɪm/ For the whole EOI Laredo videocast series, click here.

Pronunciation dictionaries:
Read with a British accent


The leap to the C1 level is no small feat. If you really want to get there, there are important habits you must consider. Just coming to an English class is not going to be enough. Having a B2 level is quite good already, though. You might choose to remain there (I hope you don't).

• Communication depends upon mutual intelligibility. That is to say that it is only possible if the language forms produced by the speaker are identified and understood by the listener. It is, therefore, the responsibility of speakers to pronounce them as intelligibly as possible (pronunciation and stress patterns).
• A considerable enlargement of concrete vocabulary.
• The refinement of functional and general notional categories.
• Recognition and limited control of important register varieties avoiding excessive formality on the one hand and colloquial or familiar usage on the other.
• Increased ability to understand and produce longer and more complex utterances. 
• Interaction is less constrained and both…