By David Abbott | 15 April 2014

When I was a student at school studying subjects like English Literature and History, as well as later at university studying Sociology, the general answer to this question was a resounding...

By Michael Williams | 08 April 2014

What are the most important aspects of good English pronunciation? Pronouncing words and sounds properly? Undoubtedly. Putting the stress into the correct place in words? Certainly. Sentence...

By David Hetherington | 04 April 2014

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 David Abbott | 31 March 2014

In academic essays we are usually required to make references in the body of the essay and include a full list of references at the end of the essay. In this post I think it might be helpful to...

By Matt Miller | 21 March 2014

In a previous Bell English blog post , I recommended that all English language students should read the following five non-fiction books: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, The Golden...

By Chris Edgoose | 18 March 2014

Line Graphs Another very common element of IELTS part one of the writing exam is the line graph. Line graphs may be on any subject and you may have more than one to deal with. As with the...

By David Abbott | 11 March 2014

This week I am going to write about link phrases. Last week I was discussing paragraphs and explaining how you need to use what I call ‘linking phrases’. In any piece of writing,...

By Matt Miller | 10 March 2014

It was a cold and rainy Monday morning when I arrived at class to find one of my students reading a book. This always gives me a warm feeling and I love engaging with students about what they are...

By Julie Stradner | 05 March 2014

I had a bit of an off day off recently: that is, a day off that didn’t go very well.   I’m not exactly a morning person: in fact, some people have even accused me of being...

By David Abbott | 28 February 2014

Last week I discussed how to plan your essay and I want to elaborate a bit more on that this week. I suggested that you need to get a good shape to your essay; ideally you want a clear...

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