By Roseanna Whitelegg | 21 April 2015

Today (21st April), we wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a very happy 89th birthday.  The Queen celebrates her birthday twice each year – once on her actual birthday (21st April) and...

By Johnathan Rudland | 15 April 2015

The students from our young learner centre in St Albans enjoyed a half-day study tour this week to Knebworth House in the fine English sunshine. Knebworth House is one of England’s most...

By Alex McGarry | 13 April 2015

Today, April 13th, marks the start of the Songkran festival, the traditional Thai New Year’s Day, which runs up until April 15th. The word Songkran is derived from Sanskrit and means the...

By Brian Hart | 10 April 2015

On Sunday 29th March, a group of my students from Bell Cambridge went on a trip to Greenwich in South London. Greenwich is the starting point of global time. Different countries’ times...

By David Hetherington | 10 April 2015

Cambridge is famous for many different things. Its history, its buildings and its university attract people from all over the world, but there is another important part of life in Cambridge that...

By Roseanna Whitelegg | 07 April 2015

With weekly start dates, Bell is always busy helping students prepare for their English exams to demonstrate their proficiency for their future academic or professional careers. We recently met up...

By Michael Williams | 01 April 2015

Guiding the listener through what you are saying is a skill which is often lost in a second language. Sometimes it seems that when I listen to students in class, they are so focussed on their...

By Ken Bateup | 01 April 2015

Today (01 April) is April Fools’ Day. This special day is celebrated every year as a time when people can play practical jokes on each other. The jokes played and the victims of the jokes...

By Brian Hart | 26 March 2015

If you have had English lessons, you will probably have used a course book. However, because of the massive number of words and phrases in English, many very common words seem to get forgotten....

By Ken Bateup | 18 March 2015

Are you taking an IELTS speaking test in the future? Here are some useful tips from IELTS speaking test examiners to help you do the best you can on the day. Try to relax, make eye...

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