On most frequently has a literal, spatial sense; either static (be / lie / sit / sprawl / stand / stay / wait, etc. on the bus / on a bed / on a bike / on a chair / on a horse / on a ..
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Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/t ..
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Thinking maps are ways of arranging ideas clearly. They provide a visual scaffold (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/scaffol ..
I’m abruptly woken to darkness at 5.30am to get the school bus, but it feels like Phnom Penh has been up for hours.
The roads are packed with every mode of transport and the city is go ..
Anyone who has spent time in Cambridge around Christmas will know what we mean when we say the atmosphere is magical. The intricately winding streets are a bustle with Christmas market st ..
In & Into
In and into usually have literal, spatial meanings (come in / get into a car, etc). Figuratively, we can also enter into an agreement.
As mentioned above, we are interested i ..
If we compare European languages, the choice of preposition in many expressions may seem quite arbitrary, e.g. French s'interesser à = German sich interessieren für = English be interested ..
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Welcome to Cambodia or, ស្វាគមន៍ការមកកាន់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា (som svar kom kar mok dol kampuchea)
You're reminded that you're a lo ..
Spending time abroad with a study group is a formative experience for young people. Interacting with those whose cultural habits, views and values do not necessarily match your own is both a ..
In English we have simple, compound and complex sentences. Here we will look at simple and compound sentence forms.
A simple sentence consists of one clause with a subject and a ..
In an increasingly globalised world, the advantages to learning English as a second language are obvious. English knocks down barriers to communication like no other language on the plane ..
Bristol is quite the unique city. It’s arguably the thriving capital of the south west, especially in terms of youth culture and the arts. It’s become a haven for students and graduates who ..