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Tips for the Speaking Part of Exams

Tips for the Speaking Part of Exams

Most exams, IELTS, SLP, all the Cambridge exams, involve a speaking part or interview. These can either be individual, or as with the Cambridge exams, with another student. They are often the most worrying and stressful for students, so here are some ideas to help...

The 5 Ss to Describe Graphs, Numbers and Tables

The 5 Ss to Describe Graphs, Numbers and Tables

TIP NUMBER 1 How many times have you been describing a graph or chart and only used increase or decrease? You know there are more words you can use, your teacher has given you lists of them, but then the panic comes and it’s back to good old increase and decrease. So...

Kids – The Circle Activity

Kids – The Circle Activity

We think this is a great activity to do with your kids. You draw a simple a circle on a piece of paper and divide into 4, 6, or 8. In each section write something personal to you. Have your child/children do the same. Then by asking Yes or No questions, they have to...

Listening Resources

Listening Resources

ted.com – If you click on "watch" at the top of the page, you can then choose topics, length of the listening, and language. www.topdocumentaryfilms.com-  there are some really good ones on here! I really like the Louis Theroux ones. They’re about an hour long and...

The 30-day Challenge

The 30-day Challenge

We don't know about you, but at this time of year we're always ready for new challenges. Maybe it's that unescapable back-to-school feeling we get in September of new possibilities and opportunities. For that reason, we'd like to share this video from Tedtalks. I've...

Used To – Understanding how to use it

Used To – Understanding how to use it

  Used to refers to past habits we no longer do/have. Structure: used to + infinitive Ex. - I used to play with Barbie dolls.- In the past, this was a habit but it's not now. To be used to refers to something you are accustomed to doing. It’s something that may...

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