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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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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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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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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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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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