10 reasons to learn another language
There are many ways that the addition of a new language can enrich your life. Here are just some of them: Travel – make your holiday a more enjoyable experience and get to know the locals. Take the stress out of travelling by feeling more comfortable in your chosen country. People really appreciate tourists making
Recommended websites for practicing languages
All languages: Radiolingua.com – website and podcasts Duolingo.com – website and apps http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ http://www.bbcactivelanguages.com/ http://livemocha.com/ http://www.linguascope.com/ · https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/languages/Pages/default.aspx http://ankisrs.net/ – downloadable software to learn languages Babbel app Busuu app http://www.linguascope.com/ · https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/languages/Pages/default.aspx http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/feb/09/top-podcasts-learning-language-german-japanese For specific languages: Spanish: Coffee Break Spanish episodes and poscasts on radiolingua.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/ http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/ www.newsinslowspanish.com http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/mimundo/default.htm – Spanish for children http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/feb/11/singing-spanish-portuguese-language-skills-accent-pronunciation
5 Top free resources to practise French
Who said that language learning has to be boring? Here are 5 links that prove the opposite. Practise French through hit songs that you can’t stop listening to or stories you’ll remember. 8 French songs you’ll want to listen to Songs are a great way to help learn a language and if they’re catchy tunes,
Knowing your learning style, improves your study technique!
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
What you should do in Glasgow when it is raining
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
Free Online resources for FCE and CAE
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
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 ___
Trying to decide where to study? Here are 10 reasons why you should choose Glasgow.
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
IELTS tips and techniques for the speaking section
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
10 IELTS Tips for the Reading Section
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