Christmas vocabulary

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 by

Christmas is soon upon us, and everyone at Live Language is very excited about two weeks of holiday to spend with our families, celebrating the 25th of December.  The picture below show 14 things familiar to most who celebrate Christmas, but do you know what they are called?  Read below for clues to help you.

Student Interview by the English UK

Monday, 02 December 2013 by

Yuanyuan Zhou is 30, works in marketing, and comes from China. She is studying for IELTS at English UK member centre, Live Language, so that she can take a Masters’ degree. Hello Yuanyuan. Why did you want to study English in the UK? I am here to prepare for a Masters degree in marketing. I

St Andrew’s Day – 30th November

Friday, 29 November 2013 by

Although it’s not as widely celebrated as Burns Night, which celebrates our national poet, St Andrew’s day is an important one in the Scottish calendar as we remember our patron saint. He’s not only the patron saint of Scotland, he also represents Greece, Russia, Romania and other countries. It is believed that he was chosen

Who was Guy Fawkes and why do we celebrate this day? Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of English Catholics who attempted to kill Protestant King James I of England in November 1605. They wanted England to become a Catholic country once more and believed that killing James I would achieve this. The

Lonely Planet has unveiled its list of best countries to visit in 2014 and Scotland came third, after Brazil and Antarctica. The guide said Scotland will “jam-packed schedule of world-class events” in 2014. But let’s have a look at what to expect if you head to Scotland next year: The XX Commonwealth Games will be

7 good reasons to study in Glasgow

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

1) Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city, but with a population of just 600,000 people, you won’t get lost!  You can find everything you need here, it has the second biggest shopping area in the UK, (London is number one, of course!). 2) Glasgow and Scotland have a smaller population than London and England, so are

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