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Mindmap to learn new vocabulary

How to use a mind map to learn new vocabulary

24 September 2020
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6 Mins Read

We've got a trick that could help you learn your vocabulary faster (and more successfully). Find out more about how a simple memory technique can help you creatively learn, memorise and easily recall new vocabulary.

5 TED talks to watch before starting your language course

11 September 2020
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10 Mins Read

At Bell, we are dedicated language enthusiasts. It’s a passion. So here are a few suggested talks to get you feeling motivated, energised and 'ready to go'. 

Shakespeare's influence on language [Quiz]

Shakespeare's influence on language [Quiz]

23 April 2019

We still use many of Shakespeare's words and phrases today. Take our quiz to learn more about Shakespeare's influence on the English language.

Reduplication words

Reduplication words

1 March 2019

Learn about and test your knowledge of reduplication - words with repetition in the sounds made by the two words. 

Palindromes

Palindromes

9 January 2019

This week we're learning about palindromes - words that are spelt the same forwards as backwards. Test your knowledge with this IELTS style task.

IELTS reading: football

IELTS reading: football

7 December 2018

Test you IELTS reading skills and try to answer the 6 IELTS-type questions.

Prepositions after verbs in IELTS speaking and writing

Prepositions after verbs in IELTS speaking and writing

24 September 2018

Learn about prepositions after verbs, essential knowledge for the IELTS exam.

A story with modal verbs

A story with modal verbs

10 August 2018

There are lots of modal verbs in English. Test your knowledge of modal verbs with our blog.

Adjectives that begin with WELL

Adjectives that begin with WELL

18 July 2018

Our students have been thinking about using a variety of adjectives in our speaking and writing, as it is easy to use the same ones over and over again.

Criminal Vocabulary

Criminal Vocabulary

22 June 2018

Crime is one of the topic areas that often comes up in all areas of the IELTS test: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Test your knowledge of criminal words, and their meaning.

Silent Letters at the Beginning and at the End of Words

Silent Letters at the Beginning and at the End of Words

17 May 2018

Some English words have silent letters. Find out more about them and try to guess the word being described in our task.

Sentence Variation in IELTS Writing Part 1

Sentence Variation in IELTS Writing Part 1

16 May 2018

A challenge of IELTS writing for Part 1 is to try to have sentence variety. Practice with our task below.