By Helen Sharpe | 05 March 2015

Today is World Book Day – an international celebration of books and the joy they bring to their readers! It’s not just an English event – in fact over 100 countries around the...

By Ken Bateup | 02 March 2015

Last week in class we were learning some vocabulary and phrases to do with going food shopping. A student in the class told us a great story about a confusing time he had recently had at his...

By Brian Hart | 20 February 2015

Following on from my previous blog post ( Classic errors at IELTS ), here is another set of classic mistakes students often make in the writing paper of the IELTS exam . All of the sentences...

By Brian Hart | 14 February 2015

A true love story for Valentine’s Day. Many years ago, soon after meeting my wife, we went on holiday to a little village near Valencia in Spain. It was a beautiful area with mountains...

By Caroline Davidson | 12 February 2015

If you’re planning to go to university in the UK , an important part of the application process is to write a strong personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell the university...

By Brian Hart | 05 February 2015

Today, we are going to look at some simple ways of comparing things.  It’s not the most difficult area of English grammar, but it’s still easy to make mistakes with it!...

By Vicky Westmore | 28 January 2015

Students and teachers at Bell share their experiences and top tips to help you succeed. It’s the beginning of the year and many Bell students are already busy preparing for their exams. We...

By Michael Williams | 23 January 2015

Working on your pronunciation is always a good idea, right? I mean we all want to make ourselves understood, but what about understanding native speakers? Have you ever considered how working...

By Brian Hart | 20 January 2015

In an exercise in class last week, one of the questions was “Have you ever seen a ghost?” I said “Maybe, I’m not sure...” This is a true story. I have never really...

By Brian Hart | 14 January 2015

Prepositions are very important in every language, but in English they are essential not only to describe time, place etc but also to create phrasal verbs and, as you will see in the following...

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