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Glow Up - Britain's Next Make-Up Star, Series 4

Season 4 of the BBC TV reality make-up show, Glow Up - Britain's Next Make-Up Star, was broadcast in May 2022, hosted by TV host Maya Jama, with contestants judged by professional make-up artists (MUA) Valerie Garland (L’Oréal Paris Global Makeup Director and British Vogue…

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Specially vs Especially - the difference

The English Language adverbs Specially and Especially are often confused, even by native English speakers. I will explain the difference using British English usage and examples. Especially means "particularly", "exceptionally" or "above all others". For example "I love flowers, especially pink ones" means that I…

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The Great British Sewing Bee - Season Eight

The Great British Sewing Bee - Season Eight Season 8 of the BBC reality television series, The Great British Sewing Bee (TGBSB), first broadcast in 2022, was filmed in an early 19th century woollen cloth mill complex Sunny Bank Mills in the town of Pudsey…

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Make up your mind vs. Decide

The English language phrases "make up your mind" and "decide" (or "make a decision") have similar but subtly different meanings as I will describe using British English examples. To make up your mind means to form an opinion. When you make up your mind you…

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Dreaded and Scared: the difference

The English Language words dreaded and scared are similar, but different, as I will show using British English examples. Someone is scared when they experience something scary. Scary things cause fear. This fear can be rational or irrational. An example of being scared irrationally is: "I…

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