What to do in Glasgow when it’s raining?

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 by

As you’ve probably noticed, we are not having the greatest of summers this year.  This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your time in Glasgow. Check out the museums! http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/Pages/home.aspx Lots of the museums on the following link are free – we can heartily recommend the Museum of Religion and the Kelvingrove. Check out the

In Task 2, take time to analyse the question carefully and plan what you are going to write.  The examiner needs to see a relevant and coherent answer, not just one which talks generally about the topic. Make sure you understand what kind of essay it is:  advantages/disadvantages, problems and solutions etc. Use linking words

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Free Online resources for FCE and CAE

Thursday, 23 July 2015 by

Preparing for an exam is never easy – finding time is a major problem but so is finding the money for practice materials.  Luckily, there are plenty of free resources available on the internet to help you improve your skills and help pass the exams. http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/ – probably the best website for the Cambridge exams. 

Sporty Outdoor Scotland – gap fill

Thursday, 25 June 2015 by

Here’s a description of what I like to do in my free time – fill in the prepositions (for example: in, on, with, from, across) One ___ the great things about Scotland is that you can walk or cycle anywhere you like ___ the countryside. You can also swim ___ or use a boat ___

1.   It’s not London! Glasgow is MUCH cheaper than the south of England. The average cost of living is significantly lower in the north. On average you will pay more than double to rent a property in London, 14 % more on weekly shopping and 10% more to eat in restaurants. Even a cup of

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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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

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

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