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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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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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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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Christmas and New Year holiday fun

Play an online game – children and young adults love playing Cambridge ESOL games.  They’re a good way to develop English language skills, while having fun. Academy Island An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get around including shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an … Continue reading

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Results reporting from January 2015: Cambridge exams

The future of results reporting From January 2015, Cambridge ESOL will start using a new way of reporting results for their exams, to give students and candidates more detailed information about exam performance. Exams on the Cambridge English scale  The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used for reporting their results. It is … Continue reading

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Listening (children)

Listening together Children can have fun and get good practice in listening to English by watching videos made for their age group. If you watch and listen with your child it can be a useful and pleasant experience for you both. YouTube has videos of traditional stories you can easily find, such as Cinderella, Snow … 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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What level is your child’s English?

Test your English Which Cambridge English exam may be right for your child? These quick, free online tests can help you find out. There is a version of the test for young learners, or learners aged 11 and over can try the ‘for Schools’ version of the test.      

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Are you a young adult learning English?

What are the English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe? What kinds of English do 18-24 year olds want to speak, and why? Has the development of new technologies and online communication affected the ways in which young adults use English, and if so, how? Has the emergence of English as an … Continue reading

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