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
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
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
Every country in the world has regions who have a variety of accents and dialects. A Spaniard from Galicia speaks differently from someone in Barcelona, for example. The UK is the same. A list of just some of the dialects are listed in this website. http://dialectblog.com/british-accents/ If this is your first time living in the
Listening Section 1 is a dialogue between 2 people arranging something. Try listening to a conversation and write down any numbers and well known names of people, cities and countries you hear. For example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/video/ Listening Section 2 is a monologue, often about a tour or changes to somewhere. If you’re in the U.K.,
The reading section of the IELTS exam is often one of the most difficult for students. The academic style of the text can be unfamiliar and the vocabulary is more challenging than everyday English. Here are some tips to improve your score: Don’t read intensively – at school and university it’s important that you understand
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