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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today we’re focusing on weather, a topic many British people like to talk about! Mainly because of how awful the weather can be on these islands, but it is a very common conversation starter indeed! The way we describe the weather in English is either by […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. For the first blog of December, I thought we’d talk about how to form adverbs from adjectives. Firstly, we need to remind ourselves what an adjective is. An adjective is a word we use to describe something. Whilst many languages put the adjective after the noun, […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. As we are an English school, I thought it would be great to tell you about the history of the language you’re all learning with us! The origins of the English language come from an extinct language known as Proto-Indo-European. This ancient language is actually believed […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today, I’ll tell you about tongue twisters and share a few examples with you. Tongue twisters are a great way to improve fluency when speaking English, and can also help with accent. Tongue twisters are sentences that contain one repeated sound or letter, for example ‘p’. […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today, I’ll take you through reflexive pronouns and their uses. I think this is a very interesting topic because reflexive pronouns are used differently in different countries. Before we find out about their uses, we need to know exactly what they are. Reflexive pronouns include myself, […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today, I’ve decided to write about Bonfire Night. It’s a very British holiday, and you might be wondering two things. What is Bonfire Night, and why is it celebrated? All will be explained. Bonfire Night celebrates the catching and burning of Guido ‘Guy’ Fawkes, who tried […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today I thought I’d talk about gerunds and how they’re used. Gerunds are a very useful grammatical function, and it’s important not to confuse then with the present continuous. First of all, what is a gerund? A gerund is the suffix ‘ing’. We form it by […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today I thought I’d talk about the months of the year and their origins. We all know there are 12 of them, but why did we pick such names for them, are where are they from? First, let’s let’s remind ourselves of the the months of […]

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Hello and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog. Today I thought I’d discuss an interesting topic. The origins of the days of the week in English. First, let’s remind ourselves of the days of the week in English. They are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Monday, the first day of […]

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Hi there, and welcome back to the Crown Academy blog! Today, we’ll be focussing on the ‘Wh’ words in English, words I believe to be essential when learning English, because they just so happen to be the main question words in English! The ‘Wh’ question words in English are who, what, where, why, which, when. […]