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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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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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Learning tips – Present Perfect tense

Learn about tenses with Cambridge and the popular ‘Learning Tips’ series. The content is relevant for all Cambridge English exams. Here, review and practise the present perfect (“I’ve already done the housework today”, “Have you ever been to London?”, “I’ve just had a shower”, etc.)  

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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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Are you a primary school teacher?

Anunciaros un nuevo concurso de Cambridge: “The Power of Ideas”.  Se destina a los alumnos y profesores de inglés de centros de educación primaria en España, y también trata de celebrar el lanzamiento de Quick Minds.   El concurso está dotado con varios premios, siendo el primero unos €4.000 que se dedicará a la creación … 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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What are the easiest and hardest languages to learn?

The following information is published by the U.S. State Department, similar to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They publish all sorts of information about other countries and are responsible for embassies etc. Looking at the data, we can see that the easiest languages for English speakers are those that share a common root with … Continue reading

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Swedes are on top…

… according to the following article published in the Costa Blanca English press.The Basques get a mention though, for having a good level of English. Remember, to speak and understand English well you really need to talk with – and listen to – a native English speaker twice a week. Contact Mark for further information … Continue reading

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