By Ken Bateup | 09 February 2016

Tuesday the 9 February is Shrove Tuesday and in the UK this day is also known as Pancake Day. People all over the UK eat pancakes with sugar and fresh lemon or orange juice. Pancakes are linked...

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...

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