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 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...

By Brian Hart | 13 March 2015

At the weekend I was reading about a couple called Colin and Christine Weir, who are the UK’s biggest ever lottery winners. They won £161 million! I don’t know what I’d do...

By Roseanna Whitelegg | 09 March 2015

Lab coats and test tubes at the ready - it’s time for the University of Cambridge’s annual Science Festival .  Taking place from 09-22 March, the twenty-first Science Festival...

By Ken Bateup | 06 March 2015

Last Sunday (01 March) was St. David’s Day and you might have noticed the sudden appearance of daffodils. Some of my Welsh friends happily spent the day celebrating with dinners, parties...

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...

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