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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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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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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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Happy Halloween! (New game)

Happy Halloween! Originally a pagan or Celtic festival called “All Hallow’s Eve”, Halloween grew in popularity especially in the United States of America with the widely known ‘trick or treat’.  In Britain, this spread more during the second half of the twentieth century, although historians consider it to be based on some other earlier customs.  … Continue reading

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Cambridge Advanced – free webinar (candidates)

Cambridge Advanced English is a lower advanced (CEFR level C1) examination. If you would like to know more about Cambridge First (level B2) instead, click here. New webinar for students  – get ready for the exam Monday, 21 October 2013 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) – get ready for the exam is for students who have … Continue reading

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The longest day

…. and shortest night of the year occur tomorrow, Friday 21st June. It’s the summer solstice!   Also known as midsummer (for example, ‘midsummer night’ in Shakespeare’s plays), it is in fact (astronomically) the beginning of  summer as a season. The term summer solstice is actually the moment when the earth is most inclined towards the sun … Continue reading

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