Happy Christmas in Different Languages

Happy Christmas in Different Languages

Happy Christmas in Different Languages
How do you say “Happy Christmas” in your language?

It’s Christmas time and, being a language school, we started to wonder how you say happy Christmas in different languages. Check out the video above and learn how to say happy Christmas in 54 different languages and once you know all of them, there are over a hundred more below.

Everest wants to wish all of our staff, students, friends and families a very happy Christmas and a great new year. We are really looking forward to hearing lots of new

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IELTS Dublin

IELTS Task 2: Discuss Both Sides and Give Your Opinion

IELTS Writing IELTS Task 2 Discuss Both Sides and Give Your Opinion Paragraph 1 Structure   In Task 2, you are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The issues raised are of general interest to, suitable for and easily understood by test takers entering university or [...]
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IELTS App review

App Review: IELTSpeaking  Reviewed by: Veronica D'Onofrio  Simulate the full IELTS speaking test with a  native speaker  Sorry guys Only for Mac ☹  iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!   This app was designed to help IELTS examinees rapidly improve their English speaking skills. The best thing about this application is that it simulates the IELTS speaking test! So [...]
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Video: How to Learn a New Language (10 Tips)

How to Learn English
or any other language

Matthew Youlden’s second name should be Mr. Languages. This guy from Britain speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than twelve more. Can you imagine? The world would be yours!

 

If you have problems learning another language, check out Matthew’s recommended tips!

 

REMEMBER YOUR REASON FOR DOING IT

 

You need to have a good reason to learn a new language, otherwise you won’t stay focused and you’ll find unnecessary excuses, which might put you off course.

 

“OK, I want to learn this and I’m therefore going to do

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English Grammar: How to use Commas

English Grammar: How to use Comma

7 Tips on How to Use Commas in English

1. The seven coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet demand a comma to separate an independent clause. Example:

“He climbed to the top of the mountain, but he still couldn’t see the sea.”

2. When we put an introductory phrase before a main clause, we use a comma. Example:

“Early one morning, Maria decided to climb Everest.”

3. When we want to add extra (non-essential) information in the middle of a sentence, we use commas to separate this idea from the main sentence.

Maria, who had never

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The Passive Voice

English Grammar Lesson: The Passive Voice

English Grammar: The Passive Voice

In English, the most important information always comes at the beginning of the sentence. The passive voice allows us to draw attention to the object of the verb rather than the agent (the “do-er” of the action). It is also a tool for when the agent is unknown, unimportant or obvious.

 

To construct the passive use the verb TO BE in the necessary tense and then add the PAST PARTICIPLE of the verb required.

 

If you have any questions please ask in the comments below.

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Too much too many not enough English Grammar

Too Much, Too Many and Not Enough

 

 

Sometimes there are too many rules to follow in English. Sometimes learning a language can feel like too much work, especially when you don’t have enough time. We have put together this infographic to help you understand and remember some of the rules for using too much, too many and not enough. If you have any questions please ask us in the comments and if there is anything else you would like us to explain, please ask us below.

TOO MUCH, TOO MANY and NOT ENOUGH

TOO MUCH and TOO MANY

We use TOO MANY

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Your bilingual brain rocks!

We can’t say it enough: Learning a language has, among many other benefits, an amazing impact on your brain. It makes your brain stronger, healthier, more resilient… Keeping your mind active is as important as keeping your body fit. No matter when you start learning a language, even if you are never going to fully master it… it will always be beneficial!

Watch this fantastic TED-Ed Lesson by Mia Nacamulli where she explains three different types of bilingual brains and why is it so good for you!

Start learning a new language

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Do you know how to kiss in English?

Strange Sounds in Different Languages

Sometimes when you’re are teaching English or learning English you discover strange things about different languages. This week in class Anne-Marie discovered that dogs make different noises in Arabic, Spanish, French and Italian! We then discovered other strange things… For example, in English the sound “smack” is what we hear when you hit someone in the face, but in French “smack” is the the sound of a kiss. Another strange one was that in English a pig says “oink” whereas in Hungarian a pig says “hunk”. A

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Why should you learn a language?

“The knowledge of two languages is greater than the sum of their parts”. This means that learning a new language provides us with SO much more than simply knowing lots of words in two languages – watch our video to discover some other advantages of becoming bilingual.

 

Contact us to start learning a new language today! Come to study English in Dublin or join our Spanish courses.

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