Countdown to EXAM day

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 by

Spring is a wonderful time, preparing for summer holidays and enjoying more and more time outdoors. It is also a busy time for exams as a lot of language learners are sitting their IELTS, FCE and CAE exams in the next coming week. 7 days to go… Try to do a complete exam under exam

Everyone learns better when they are studying in a way which suits their learning style. Personally, if I haven’t seen something written down, I will not be able to remember it. This means I am a visual learner. The other two main types are auditory (people who prefer to hear things when learning) and kinaesthetic

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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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          Become familiar with the common topics that come up in the speaking exam such as family, places, the environment, education etc 2          If you don’t know it, don’t use it.  If you’re not sure about a piece of grammar or vocabulary before you go into the exam, don’t use it. 3          If you know

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

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

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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