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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

  • By: Sandra

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

Useful Expressions For Negotiating In English

A lot of our global business is conducted in English. So, there’s a strong chance you may have to learn how to negotiate using it. Fortunately, there are a number of key phrases, expressions and words that can help you effectively communicate when d... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Passing C1 Advanced Part 8: Reading and Use of English

If you’re wondering how to do Part 8 of the Reading and Use of English paper, you’re in the right place! After sitting through the first seven sections of this paper, you’ll start to feel like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel – y... Read More

  • By: Sandra

The Difference Between IELTS General and IELTS Academic

You’ve probably heard of . It’s the world’s leading test for study, work and migration after all. And as the world begins to travel again, applications for foreign universities and visas are on the rise. But did you know there are two types of I... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Passing C1 Advanced Part 7: Reading and Use of English

Welcome to Part 7 of the Reading and Use of English paper. This task is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. One where you have to arrange pieces of a text, until everything reads perfectly. Undoubtedly, this is one of the longest, and most difficult tasks in... Read More

  • By: Brenda

The Benefits Of Learning English In Your 60s And Beyond

Who said learning English was just for the young? You're never too old to learn something new. There are plenty of benefits of learning new skills, especially languages, in our senior years. And with increasing research showing the advantages to our brain... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How To Get A High Score In The B2 First Listening Test

So, you’re preparing to take the . You’ve been studying for each of the four sections; reading, writing, speaking and listening. They all have their challenges - but listening is tricky. You never know what people are going to say - and you’re a lit... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Reels Accounts to Learn English

Are you looking for ways to learn English during the summer holidays? We’ve got you covered – Instagram Reels is a new and exciting way to practise English! Read on to find out how it can help you learn English and the top six accounts you can fol... Read More

  • By: Brenda

8 Resources To Help Beginner English Learners

Learning a new language is hard, but fun. If you are learning English but need some help, our monthly course is what you need. It is for people who are learning English for the first time. You will learn all the basic skills including reading, writi... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Famous Speeches To Help you Learn English

Everyone likes listening to inspiring speeches. Gifted speakers have a way of making people want to listen and take action to change their lives. But speeches aren’t just interesting because of their content. They are also great tools to help you im... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Write A B2 First Formal Email/Letter

Dear reader… We sincerely hope you enjoyed our previous blog posts about the Writing section of the B2 First. As promised, here’s the latest instalment in the series. That’s right, today we’ll be teaching you how to write a formal letter or email ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

4 Conditionals In English And When To Use Them

Conditionals? Is that something you use after shampooing your hair? Not quite. You may have heard your English teacher talk about conditionals. Who knows, you may have even learnt a couple:   [list type="" icon="icon-ok"] [list_item]If it rains, y... Read More

  • By: Brenda

7 Of The Best Apps For Learning English Vocabulary

There are roughly 170,000 words in use in the English language. Thankfully, most native English speakers only have a vocabulary of . Still, that’s a lot of language for you to study! The good news is, with the right app in your pocket, it has never bee... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to write a B2 First informal email/letter

You're probably very familiar with sending emails (and sometimes letters) in your first language. But how about in English? Writing in another language is not always so simple. If you want to pass your B2 First Certificate exam (FCE), this is an essential... Read More

  • By: Sandra