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Tips for the IELTS listening section

Are you preparing for the IELTS exam and need some help with the listening section? If so, then you’ll know that the listening section can be one of the most challenging parts of the test. However, by the end of this blog post, you’ll have all the tec... Read More

  • By: Sandra

7 new English words to improve your vocabulary in 2023

A new year is a perfect opportunity to focus on your language goals. Maybe you are working towards an official exam. Perhaps this is the year you are going to spend summer abroad in an English language speaking country. 2023 might be the year you finally ... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How to Write a C1 Advanced Email and Letter

Did you know that there are two parts to the C1 Advanced Writing exam? Part 1 is always a mandatory . Part 2 has three different tasks, however, you only need to choose one of them to write about. They can be: [list type="" icon="icon-ok"] [lis... Read More

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5 Interesting Christmas traditions from around the world

When you think of the word Christmas, what springs to mind? For most people, it will be words like home, family and tradition. Most of us associate Christmas with spending time with our families, warm and cosy on the sofa in front of our favourite Christm... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How to write a C1 Advanced Report/Proposal

Are you preparing for the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam and need a hand with writing your report/proposal for Part 2 of the Writing paper? Perfect! You’re in the right place. By the end of this blog post, you’ll know exactly what the C1 reports and pr... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Tips for the IELTS Reading section

Looking for some tips to get a high band score in the IELTS Academic Reading exam? If so, then you’re in the right place! Let’s take a look at what the IELTS exam is, how many sections are in the reading exam, the types of questions you’ll find,... Read More

  • By: Sandra

The 5 best Halloween movies to improve your English

Boo! Are you a fan of Halloween? It’s that scary time of year again when the creepy creatures come out to play, and there’s an excellent resource to help you learn English: Netflix! Netflix has an extensive selection of Halloween movies to choose ... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How to Write a Review for Cambridge C1 Advanced

Are you planning to take the Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) exam? If so, you will need to complete two pieces of writing during the Writing paper. Part 1 , while part 2 gives you two different questions and you must choose only one of them to complete. O... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How To Use Relative Pronouns in English

Today we’re taking a look at some English grammar that sometimes trips up language learners. In fact, we’ve just used it in that first sentence…can you see it? That’s right – we’re talking about relative pronouns! We’ll show you what the... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Get A High Score In The B2 First Speaking

So you’re preparing for the ! From wanting to live and work abroad to going to university in an English-speaking country, whatever your reason, this high-level English qualification is perfect for you. Yet, it takes some preparation, particularly whe... Read More

  • By: Sandra

10 English Idioms To Take To The Beach This Summer!

Is there anything better than cooling off in the sea on a hot summer’s day? Well, if you live in Barcelona you have lots of opportunities to do just that! Whether you go up the coast to a little beachside town or you brave the crowds on the city bea... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Tips for IELTS speaking section

Are you preparing for the IELTS test? If so, you’ll need to do the speaking section. While many people find speaking the most nerve-wracking part of the exam, it doesn’t have to be for you. In fact, we think the speaking section is one of the best par... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How to use 6 different English pronouns

Just when you think English couldn’t get any more confusing, we introduce you to English pronouns! The reason why people quiver when they see pronouns is because there are so many types. Luckily, we’re here to show you that they’re not so diffic... Read More

  • By: Sandra

8 Vocabulary Mistakes Spanish Speakers Make

If you ask a Spanish speaker what they find difficult about English language learning, they may mention false friends and different uses of verbs. Not only have you got to get to grips with the grammar and pronunciation, but you’ve also got to rem... Read More

  • By: Sandra

12 Business Phrasal Verbs to Know

Want to improve your English for professional reasons? You’re in the right place. When working in English, it’s common to use a lot of specific business-related vocabulary and expressions. This includes phrasal verbs too! If you don’t know alrea... Read More

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How to use articles (a, an, the) in English

Knowing what articles are and when to use them in English can be difficult for language learners to pick up. Especially considering that in some situations there is no article at all. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. In English there are ... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Passing B2 First Part 3: Reading and Use of English

Are you studying for the B2 First exam? You’re in the right place! In this series of blogs we want to show you all you need to know about passing the B2 First with flying colours! We’re going to offer you tips and tricks, as well as explore some ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

8 new English words you need for 2022

New words spring up each year! They often come from popular culture, social and political issues, and innovations in technology from around the world. Last year we introduced you to the . Now, we’re bringing you the ones making it to the dictionary ... Read More

  • By: Sandra

7 of the Best Apps for Learning English Grammar

If you find yourself commuting often and spending a lot of time on the bus, you’ll most likely turn towards playing games or doing something on your phone. Why not take advantage of this free time to practise your English grammar? There are lots of g... Read More

  • By: Sandra

4 Different Types Of Modal Verbs

What are modal verbs? They are not quite the same as regular verbs such as play, walk and swim. Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb, which go before the main verb, and help to show a function such as permission, probability, ability and obligation. ... Read More

  • By: Sandra