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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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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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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Nearly there … hasn’t the year gone quickly by?! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2017 to all. For the benefit of distance learning students, here is a photograph of this year’s Christmas tree.  Students who attend for face to face lessons will have seen this splendid example already. Usually the colour scheme … 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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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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Los números de 2015

Aquí tenemos unas estadísticas interesantes sobre el año 2015 de este modesto blog, originalmente diseñado meramente para ayudar a mis alumnos actuales de inglés aquí en España. No obstante, ya lo han visto en casi cien países, según escribieron. Aquí hay un pequeño extracto: ¡Eso es un total de 97 países! Países principales: España, Estados … 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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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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Happy Easter!

Today, Sunday, is Easter Day – Happy Easter, everyone! Enjoy the rest of your holiday (or short break). It won’t be long till May Day in the U.K., and the Spanish public holiday of el día del Trabajador, so we can enjoy another long weekend very soon!          

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Good luck!

Many students have taken external exams this week.  I know that some of my students have Cambridge KET for Schools and Cambridge First Certificate exams today too – on a Saturday of all days (…phew!). Your dedication to your studies and your hard work over time will pay off.   Good luck!

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