1          Read the title and subtitle of the passage to orientate yourself to the text. 2          Look quickly at the questions to analyse what kind of questions are being asked but don’t read them individually.  This wastes time and without a context for the questions, it will be difficult to understand them. 3          Skim the

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IELTS Tips for the listening section

Thursday, 07 May 2015 by

In the 30 seconds before each part of the listening, make sure you read the questions to identify what kind of information you require. Try to predict what the answer may be before listening. At home, practise listening and writing at the same time.  Take notes while watching TV to get into the habit of

Review about Live Language by Ekaterina

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 by

I have been studying at Live-language school for 5 weeks in February-March 2015. I was happy to be a part of school and its life. I enjoyed absolutely everything about school. First of all, I would like to mention that I had a perfect teachers – Jane, Heather, David, Allison. They are really professionals! I

CAE Exam – What you need to know

Thursday, 16 April 2015 by

What is CAE? Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a globally recognised certificate of language skills. The exam is intended for use in academic and professional life. The exam is extremely popular with around 60,000 candidates each year in more than 60 countries opting to take it. It is recommended for learners who have attained an

New research by Cambridge scientists has revealed the personality types of the UK by region.  “There’s a widespread belief that people in different parts of the country have different characters and in some ways this research was testing that idea,” Jason Rentfrow, a psychologist at Cambridge University said.  For example, people who live in London

What have we to be happy about, I hear the cynical among you cry! Its always raining and grey! Well, according to recent research by Britain Thinks, the people of Glasgow are 12% happier and prouder about our city heritage than the rest of the UK.   Heritage plays a powerful role in bringing people

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How to Improve Your Spoken English

Thursday, 05 March 2015 by

How To Improve Spoken English Learning English can be tough and one aspect which many people struggle with is spoken English. The number of ways which you improve your spoken English is endless. Something that works for you might not work for other and vice versa. Many of the techniques can be fun and we

This week we are talking to our Live Language Director Studies, Sharon Chalmers, about her up and coming presentation at the English UK Management Conference in York in March 2015.   Sharon, tell us about your role here at Live Language…. I’m the Director of Studies which means I’m in charge of the all aspects

Learn English for free!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 by

How to learn English for free   You may study with us from 3 hours to 25 per week, but what can you do to improve outside class without spending any money?  This blog looks at some of the ways to learn during all 24 hours of the day.   At Live Language – Take

Ask your English school what free learning resources they can recommend to you, perhaps you can borrow some listening CDs or some text books to practice your grammar.  Maybe your school has a Study Centre or quiet area where you can work independently.  Don’t be afraid to ask – they should be happy to see

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