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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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What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold? An often-asked question, many of us would like to know what the future holds. Although it would be nice to know Saturday’s winning lottery numbers in advance, one thing we can say for certain is that the English language will continue to be important in business, international relations, science and … Continue reading

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¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

How children learn languages As we know, there are lots of different ways to learn a language. Here, we review some facts from an expert researcher about how children learn best. This article is based  on Cambridge English material. What type of learner is my child? What does he or she enjoy doing? Puzzles and … 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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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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Telephone English for busy people

Here is an amusing and slightly irreverent ‘conversation’ (watch it and see why that’s in single quotation marks!) with some good ideas for telephone English for busy people : There is also a transcript below and on the page you can click to.  Many thanks to Vicki Hollett for her kind permission to share this … Continue reading

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Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Yes, it would!  Like anything else, it takes time – but it is important. Do you, like many new students, speak about the past or the future using the present tense? This is acceptable at elementary levels and to communicate on a ‘survival’ basis – but it’s considered by some to be “Emergency English”. Or … Continue reading

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What’s this made of?

How many words for materials could your child name in English? How about in their own language? The Cambridge English: Flyers word list includes the materials card, glass, gold, metal, paper, plastic, silver, wood and wool. Here are two ways to learn and practise using these words: Firstly, your child can do this vocabulary activity online. … Continue reading

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