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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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December news

December news

This is the time of year when exams finish, the autumn term draws to a close and the Christmas holiday begins. For many, our thoughts turn to festive celebrations, decorations, presents, mince pies — and maybe some Christmas music and a carol or two: Understandably, we are probably all looking forward to a well-earned rest. … 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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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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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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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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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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