What did three years in London teach me about the English language?

September is usually a big month for me, as there’s always something going on. Be it first day of school, birthday, or starting university. This day three years ago, I made a leap and moved to London. It hasn’t been an easy transition and it taught me a lot. I’ve been learning English since I was eight, but live language I was about to experience in Britain was completely different. Here are top lessons an immigrant learnt about the English language.

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How to start reading more books?

Reading is a hugely important process for all of us. It teaches us new skills, helps to relax, improves grammar, and makes us better writers. But we’re all busy. Constantly running around, trying to keep up with everyday’s chores. I’m guilty of not reading as much as I’d like to, as well. But here are a few methods that helped me in getting more books read.

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How to stay on top of current affairs?

At first, I felt slightly insecure about writing this post. How could you possibly NOT stay on top of current affairs and the news? All it takes is checking a news site. Right? This was back at the times when I was a student. Once I started a full-time role, I’ve realised that busy days can distract you from getting news. But in the job that is about working around the news cycle, you have to be aware of what’s happening around the world. Here are my tips on being informed and always on the top of the news agenda.

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I HAVE GRADUATED!

This is an important post for me. The last couple of months have been groundbreaking. I’ll go as far as to say they were life-changing. I’ve submitted the single longest (and one of the most important) pieces of writing in my academic career — my dissertation. The piece got the highest mark. I’ve passed all the other assignments, too. Today, however, is special. The chapter in my life called ‘higher education’ ends here. Ladies and gents, I’ve graduated. With distinction. Here’s a look back on how I got here.

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