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4 Ways To Talk About The Past In English

One of the trickiest things to do correctly in English is use the correct verb form. Between infinitives, gerunds, participles and irregular verbs how do we choose the correct one!? One way to tackle this problem is to stop thinking about verb forms and to start thinking about the situations we are explaining when we [...]

5 Tips To Help Speed Up Your Business English Proficiency!

Business English is often a necessity in today’s globalised world. English is the international language of commerce, and with so many opportunities to work in multinational companies, start-ups and overseas branches, don't let your knowledge of English hold you back! However, learning English at the level required for work and corporate life can be painstaking [...]

6 English Words With Multiple Meanings

Over a million words make up the English language. Sounds like a lot right? But its actually way more, if you consider that many words have multiple meanings. In English we often use words that sound exactly the same to express totally different concepts, these are called homophones. We also use words that have the [...]

Ace your next business meeting with these 4 skills!

We’ve all been there – a new client is on board and your team needs to discuss how to move forward, a project is well underway and your superiors want an update on its progress, or you might be having an issue with a concept that you’d like to discuss with your colleagues – ping! [...]

6 tips to write effective emails

Nowadays we all receive hundreds of emails, whether personal or for work and it is easy for people to overlook your email if it is not written correctly. Your email needs to stand out and you have to use good writing skills to grab people’s attention.. Below are 6 tips to write effective emails.   [...]

6 differences between IELTS and TOEFL

Join Our New Online IELTS Webinars Both the IELTS and the TOEFL are English proficiency tests needed for either university entrance, immigration or work. They are designed for non-native speakers who need to show organisations around the world that they have a certain level of English. Here are 6 differences between IELTS and TOEFL tests: [...]

5 ways films can help improve your English

We all love watching movies and one of the great things about them is how they can help us improve a language. There are all sort of films out there that can help improve your English, from kids cartoons to more complicated films like thrillers and political movies.    I’m sure a lot of you […]


When do we use the present simple

As an English Institute, we often get asked many questions about grammar. So I have decided to start a weekly blog where I explain short grammar points to help both our students in Dubai and people from all over the world who may be interested. Not only non-native speakers should read these blog articles but […]


How important is English at work?

Yes, yes! We all know that Dubai has won the Expo 20202. Who doesn't know to be honest? We hear about it every time we turn the radio on and each time we stare at a magazine. It even seems like most email signatures have a 2020 logo in it. But what does it really mean [...]

7 tips on how to speak English

Speak English Institute has been working hard to bring you enjoyable, useful information on how to improve your spoken English in Dubai! [hozbreak] Tip 1: Meet people who don’t speak your language! This is arguably the most effective way you can improve your English fluency.  Speak English with others, whether they are native speakers or […]

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