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Summer Exam Success | October News

Summer Exam Success | October News

Again, last summer, more students passed their Cambridge English Language exams – including Rosa (Cambridge PET) and Vanessa (Cambridge First, with a C1 Advanced grade). Very well done, and congratulations! Those of you who are still working towards PET (Preliminary English Test), a certificate at B1 level, might like to try some of the topics … Continue reading

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Understanding English—and making yourself understood

Understanding English—and making yourself understood

What you should know: English pronunciation and how to improve comprehension. Why proper pronunciation is especially important for job interviews. How to ensure that you understand more when you listen. Read this for ideas, practise and progress to help you to get a good job with a major employer. Read an email with a professional opinion from an English Human Resources recruitment specialist who interviewed Spanish candidates who applied for jobs in England. Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year! As we start 2018, some people like to make New Year resolutions—eat less chocolate, drink less beer, stop smoking, go to the gym every other day, learn more English vocabulary, and so on. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? You might have more than one – or perhaps you think resolutions … Continue reading

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Getting ready for your English exam

Getting ready for your English exam

Here are some tips which many students have found helpful to revise for English language exams: Make sure you are thoroughly familiar with the structure of the exam, and you know exactly what you have to do. Review your lesson notes and suggestions or feedback. As far as your spoken English is concerned, you can … Continue reading

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Como aprender más inglés

Como aprender más inglés

Para complementar tus clases particulares de inglés, hay otras actividades que puedes hacer regularmente para ayudarte en tu viaje vital de aprendizaje del idioma inglés. Aquí tienes algunas: ¡Imaginaros! Estudia frases y palabras e imagínate en las situaciones en las que pudiera usarlas. Ve unas series de television – preferentemente en inglés britanico, ya que … Continue reading

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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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Do you use a vocabulary notebook?

 Click above to watch If not, why not start soon?  Using a vocabulary notebook is a great way to learn, practise and memorise new words.  Be more autonomous in your language learning and start an alphabetic vocabulary book. Watch this short video clip, and then start keeping a vocabulary diary.  Whether you are studying for … Continue reading

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Telephone English for busy people

Here is an amusing and slightly irreverent ‘conversation’ (watch it and see why that’s in single quotation marks!) with some good ideas for telephone English for busy people : There is also a transcript below and on the page you can click to.  Many thanks to Vicki Hollett for her kind permission to share this … 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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