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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

4 Future Tenses In English And How To Use Them

“Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” - Doc Brown, Back to the future. Just like the and tenses, there is more than one future tense in English. These change depending on the function and what we want to say. Today we... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Tips For Reading The News In English

We spend hours consuming the news. With one click of a button we have access to thousands of news stories all on our phones. And with so much happening in the world right now, it can be difficult to avoid those breaking news updates. So why not use th... Read More

  • By: Brenda

8 English Words You Need For 2021

Back in December 2019, we sat down and attempted to make a list of . No one could have predicted the year that was about to unfold. Nor, could we imagine the vortex of new words needed to make sense of the pandemic. For the , it was a year for unpreced... Read More

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5 Christmas Movies On Netflix To Practise Your English

Christmas movies are one of the best things about the holiday season. They’re fun, they get you in the mood for the holidays, and they’re a great excuse to practise your English! Netflix has a wide selection of Christmas movies to choose from. Resist... Read More

  • By: Sandra

6 Ways You Can Learn English with Alexa

“Alexa, what exactly are you?” Alexa is a virtual AI assistant owned by Amazon. She is voice-activated - like Siri for Apple devices, and can be used in conjunction with a number of third-party apps known as Alexa Skills. One of the challenges ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Learn English With TikTok

Are you bored of Facebook? Tired of Instagram? Don’t feel part of the Twitter generation? Perhaps what you’re looking for is TikTok. Currently one of the fastest growing apps with , TikTok is quickly becoming a platform for learning - and that include... Read More

  • By: Brenda

A Brief Guide To Different British Accents And Dialects

It’s a fact! The UK is obsessed with the way people talk. And with , it’s no surprise why. That’s right, accents and dialects* vary greatly across Great Britain, and there is no such thing as a single ‘British accent’. Instead it’s an amalgama... Read More

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5 Free Online Resources For Cambridge English Exams

Are you preparing for a Cambridge English qualification? Have you devoured all of your past papers and need some extra exam practise? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a number of websites for you, with helpful resources related ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Different Uses Of The Word ‘Get’

The word ‘get’ is one of the most common and versatile verbs in English. It can be used in lots of different ways, and is usually seen in informal writing or speaking. You can use the word ‘get’ on its own, with a preposition to make a phrasal ver... Read More

  • By: Brenda