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Write and improve updated!

Write and improve updated!

Practise your English language writing for college, university, work or business. Get free feedback and improve with this exciting new web service. Also, options for personalised tuition from an experienced native English writer and teacher. Continue reading

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¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

How children learn languages As we know, there are lots of different ways to learn a language. Here, we review some facts from an expert researcher about how children learn best. This article is based  on Cambridge English material. What type of learner is my child? What does he or she enjoy doing? Puzzles and … Continue reading

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Hurry! Free IELTS study materials

Cambridge ESOL are offering free Language for IELTS learning materials online until the end of March 2016 with a platform called Cerego.  Using this, you can learn, use and remember vocabulary for your IELTS test or academic study on your computer, tablet or smartphone. The free adaptive learning system tells you exactly what you need … Continue reading

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Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Yes, it would!  Like anything else, it takes time – but it is important. Do you speak about the past or the future using the present tense? It may be enough in an emergency to communicate on a ‘survival’ basis – but it might confuse people—and it won’t help you pass exams. Perhaps you wonder … Continue reading

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What’s this made of?

How many words for materials could your child name in English? How about in their own language? The Cambridge English: Flyers word list includes the materials card, glass, gold, metal, paper, plastic, silver, wood and wool. Here are two ways to learn and practise using these words: Firstly, your child can do this vocabulary activity online. … Continue reading

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Listening (children)

Listening together Children can have fun and get good practice in listening to English by watching videos made for their age group. If you watch and listen with your child it can be a useful and pleasant experience for you both. YouTube has videos of traditional stories you can easily find, such as Cinderella, Snow … Continue reading

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Spot the deliberate mistake

Can you find the misspelt word? Answers on a postcard, please. (This was a common way in which competition entry descriptions and instructions finished, before we began to use email more.)       Have a good weekend! Terrible translation from Spanish to English

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What level is your child’s English?

Test your English Which Cambridge English exam may be right for your child? These quick, free online tests can help you find out. There is a version of the test for young learners, or learners aged 11 and over can try the ‘for Schools’ version of the test.      

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