Have you ever wondered what the best way to become a better reader is? Well, the answer is, that you learn to read, and to improve your reading, by doing more reading. If you read in your native language, this is true, and, if you read in English, this is also true. It is important
In many cultures, it is traditional to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year, in January. Many people believe that the custom of making resolutions goes back for centuries and was started in Chinese antiquity. Some researchers believe that the reason we are more likely to make resolutions at the beginning of a
What are the most important cultural celebrations and holidays in your country? How are they celebrated? Here in the UK many people love celebrating because it is a good opportunity to spend time with friends, family and neighbours and to have some fun. Throughout the year, many celebrations of all kinds take place annually. Some
Did you know that 2021 is the UK Year of Climate Change? From 31st October – 12th November, more than 200 world leaders have been in Glasgow, to attend the international conference, COP26. This means ‘Conference of Parties’, and it is the 26th meeting of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. These members have
Scotland is famous for its many beautiful lochs. Have you visited any lochs? Do you know the names of any? Many of our lochs are beautiful tourist attractions that can be easily reached from Glasgow. Did you know that the word ’loch’ is the Scottish Gaelic word for lake? There is only one lake in
Do you like reading for pleasure, either in your language or in English? What kind of books do you like to read? If you like reading, did you know that this is one of the very best things you can do to improve your overall level of English? Reading for pleasure (extensive reading) has
Are you studying for the IELTS Academic test at the moment? From early next year, 2022, there is going to be an exciting new way for some people to take the test. If you need to take the IELTS Academic test for visa or immigration purposes, you will still have to go to an IELTS
When you study English, whether it is in a face-to-face classroom or online, you will find that you will be learning lots of new vocabulary every day with your teacher. However, it is very important to revise and practice all the vocabulary that you learn, in your own time. The best way to help you
Glasgow Voted the World’s Friendliest City! Roughguides.com’s readers recently voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city. While we at Live Language were not surprised about this ranking, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you why we think that Glasgow is not only the world’s friendliest city, but also the best place
To learn English vocabulary and pronunciation as quickly as possible, you can use an online dictionary. You can find out new words and more information about words you have learned with your teacher in your live online lesson. Five top tips for getting the most out of your online dictionary. There are many dictionaries available
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