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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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Football and English language learning

Learn English with this free football smartphone app! Cambridge English FC is for students at levels B2–C1, suitable for Cambridge English: First, First for Schools and Advanced (CAE).  Learning English is now even more fun if you like football, the world’s favourite game.  This FREE app is for the English language game – Cambridge English FC  Answer … 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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Cambridge First Certificate has changed (2015).

Cambridge English: First (FCE)  changes this month, to reflect the latest research in language learning and teaching.   The exam is now about 30 minutes shorter.  It will still cover all the same language skills and tests at the same level as the previous version and has four papers, not five. The ‘Reading’ and ‘Use of … 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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Thank you

Thank you to all the students, individuals and small groups, face-to-face lessons, telephone and video-conferencing who have been studying with ‘MiProfe’ during this academic year.  Many of you are sitting or about to finish your exams – good luck, and let me know how you do (especially with English!). Before we all enjoy a (hopefully … Continue reading

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Learning tips – Present Perfect tense

Learn about tenses with Cambridge and the popular ‘Learning Tips’ series. The content is relevant for all Cambridge English exams. Here, review and practise the present perfect (“I’ve already done the housework today”, “Have you ever been to London?”, “I’ve just had a shower”, etc.)  

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Are you a primary school teacher?

Anunciaros un nuevo concurso de Cambridge: “The Power of Ideas”.  Se destina a los alumnos y profesores de inglés de centros de educación primaria en España, y también trata de celebrar el lanzamiento de Quick Minds.   El concurso está dotado con varios premios, siendo el primero unos €4.000 que se dedicará a la creación … Continue reading

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English Monstruo

Free mobile phone application ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Smartphone application This is a free mobile application for iOS and Android, based on the most common mistakes made by Spanish speakers of English – for example, misspellings such as  “wich”, “confortable”, “becouse”, “accomodation”, “posible”, “bilieve”, “diferent”, “bycicle”, “enviroment” y “beatiful” [sic].   This is a Cambridge English Corpus application … Continue reading

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Reflections on language learning: wáss shí der? wəz ʃi ðeə |

To help students improve their speaking and listening skills, lessons with ‘MiProfe’ are based on modern teaching techniques, using some of the best practises and direct or communicative methodologies.  Historically, until the 1970s and early 1980s the ‘grammar-translation’ method prevailed, when students translated and learnt lots of grammar theory. These days most language schools and … Continue reading

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