Category: Study tips

How to Improve Your English For Free

By Emily Stallard, owner of Orchid English We often get asked how students can supplement their English classes at their companies and improve their English for free.…

What’s the difference between earn and win?

What’s the difference between earn and win? We hear these words used in place of each other a lot, especially by the professionals learning English who have a Lat…

How to Make the Most of Your Notes

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Do you make notes in your English classes? I’m always amazed by the number of adults who don’t make notes…

What’s the Difference Between Shade and Shadow?

Do you like going somewhere hot on holiday? Above all you want to enjoy a bit of sun. And then after a while you say… “It’s so hot in the sun! Let’…

Typical Mistake by Spanish and Italian Students: Double Subjects

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   This is a post for adults learning English whose first language is a Latin one. In our company English classes around L…

5 Common Grammar Mistakes in English You Can Fix Easily

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Over the last month I have been listening to several adult students of English to put together a list of five really co…

When do we use “so” and “such”?

So and such. You’re so busy, we know. But you’re not such a busy person that you don’t have time to read this. How do we use these words in English? This…

When do we use “Work” or “Works” in English?

Let’s have a look at a common mistake: the difference between work and works in English. The good news is that it will be quite easy for you to fix. Read on! Verbs So f…

How to Get People to Correct Your English 

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Do you wish native English speakers would correct your English? As corrections are essential to learning a language…

What is a double negative?

What is a double negative? Do you use them accidentally? Read on and find out! What is a double negative? A double negative is where you have two negative grammar markers…

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