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by Kate Borthwick

A common part of scientific writing in English involves writing about processes. There are two main types of process: consecutive and simultaneous. In consecutive processes, one action happens and finishes before the next action begins, so you might describe this kind of process using vocabulary...
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by Kate Borthwick

Articles in English are the most common words: a, an, the. Their use is governed by a wide range of rules which can seem confusing and annoyingly changeable to learners of English! Understanding when to use 'a' or 'an' is more straightforward than knowing how to use 'the'...
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by Kate Borthwick

Academic writing in English makes common use of the 'passive voice.' This is a grammar construction which is often used in more formal writing. It allows your writing to sound more professional, scientific and impersonal. If you wish to write scientific English well, you need to learn about...
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by Kate Borthwick

When you are writing Academic English, it is important to think about aspects of style: how you are using English. This will make your work more readable and professional. The use of good style in writing will reflect well on the quality of your work. Poor style suggests poor research and poor...
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by Kate Borthwick

It is good practice in academic writing, to show caution in the language that you use. This is true when reporting the results of experiments and when describing your findings or conclusions. Using cautious language means writing information in a way which shows you understand that you cannot be...
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by Karina

Would you like to have fun and test your knowledge of English all at once? Then enjoy the quiz given below.
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by elenaganyushkina

Today, scientists recognize the environmental benefits that wetlands provide, and they are now alerting us to the importance of preserving rather than eliminating our wetland resources. Wetlands are one of the most undervalued ecosystems but provide a range of vital services. They provide food,...
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by NataliaK

Sociology students often have to describe social changes, both in quality and quantity, so it is necessary to know how to use the key vocabulary appropriately.
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by NataliaV

The world is going global today. Anyone who wants to do business internationally faces the necessity of customs clearance of goods at the border.  To avoid any problem connected with the clearance process you should know rules and regulations implemented internationally. 
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by Vitalii

What supermarket brands in your country can you think of? Which are the most successful ones? You are going to read an article entitled 'A driving force in retail' about one of the most wide-spread and successful UK supermarket groups TESCO. But as for now, just watch and enjoy...