By Ken Bateup | 05 February 2016

In class this week we have been finding out about Chinese New Year from the Chinese students studying in the Cambridge school .  Fill in the gaps in the text below with words from the box....

By Ken Bateup | 25 January 2016

Monday the 25th January 2016 is Burns Night. On this day in Scotland, and among Scottish communities around the world, people get together in the evening for a Burns Supper to celebrate the life...

By Ken Bateup | 12 January 2016

Correct spelling is essential if you are planning to take IELTS. It is an important part of the writing test, both Part 1 and Part 2, and is especially important in the listening and speaking...

By Ollie Bircham | 11 January 2016

On January 8 th , we took our Bell Cambridge students on a trip to the lovely little city of Ely. Meeting at 2 o’clock we jumped on a train and headed to Ely. After a short walk up the...

By Ken Bateup | 07 January 2016

Making a New Year's resolution is a common tradition here in the UK, and is something that many people choose to do at this time of year. At the beginning of the New Year on the 1 st of January,...

By Ken Bateup | 28 December 2015

This term our students have been thinking about how to structure an academic essay correctly. This blog is about essay introductions . Essay introductions are written to give the reader a...

By Ken Bateup | 18 December 2015

As the holidays are approaching, in class we were talking about what happens in the UK over Christmas. Traditions include: decorating Christmas trees, eating mince pies, drinking mulled wine,...

By Ken Bateup | 15 December 2015

A student was talking to me about learning vocabulary last week. She has been studying English for a long time and, as a high level English speaker, had been coming across lots of new words and...

By Ken Bateup | 11 December 2015

In the previous blog, ‘ How to proofread your writing ’, I talked about the skills you could learn in order to ensure your writing is free from mistakes.  Here are two tasks for...

By Ken Bateup | 08 December 2015

The students in our academic English classes spend a lot of their time planning and writing essays. Something that students sometimes forget to do is to proofread their essays before handing them...

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