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¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

¿Cómo aprende mi niño inglés?

How children learn languages As we know, there are lots of different ways to learn a language. Here, we review some facts from an expert researcher about how children learn best. This article is based  on Cambridge English material. What type of learner is my child? What does he or she enjoy doing? Puzzles and … Continue reading

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Do you use a vocabulary notebook?

 Click above to watch If not, why not start soon?  Using a vocabulary notebook is a great way to learn, practise and memorise new words.  Be more autonomous in your language learning and start an alphabetic vocabulary book. Watch this short video clip, and then start keeping a vocabulary diary.  Whether you are studying for … Continue reading

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Hurry! Free IELTS study materials

Cambridge ESOL are offering free Language for IELTS learning materials online until the end of March 2016 with a platform called Cerego.  Using this, you can learn, use and remember vocabulary for your IELTS test or academic study on your computer, tablet or smartphone. The free adaptive learning system tells you exactly what you need … Continue reading

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Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Would it be good (to practise the basics)?

Yes, it would!  Like anything else, it takes time – but it is important. Do you speak about the past or the future using the present tense? It may be enough in an emergency to communicate on a ‘survival’ basis – but it might confuse people—and it won’t help you pass exams. Perhaps you wonder … Continue reading

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‘live’ vs. ‘life’

How to say ‘live‘ and ‘life’ – recommended video. Listen and practise.   Also, remember the difference between: the ‘short i’ – /i/ – such as “live in”, “Is it in the middle of the city?”, etc. and the ‘long i’ – /i:/ – for example, “She’s leaving soon.”, “He needs to leave the meeting … Continue reading

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Are you a primary school teacher?

Anunciaros un nuevo concurso de Cambridge: “The Power of Ideas”.  Se destina a los alumnos y profesores de inglés de centros de educación primaria en España, y también trata de celebrar el lanzamiento de Quick Minds.   El concurso está dotado con varios premios, siendo el primero unos €4.000 que se dedicará a la creación … Continue reading

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English Monstruo

Free mobile phone application ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Smartphone application This is a free mobile application for iOS and Android, based on the most common mistakes made by Spanish speakers of English – for example, misspellings such as  “wich”, “confortable”, “becouse”, “accomodation”, “posible”, “bilieve”, “diferent”, “bycicle”, “enviroment” y “beatiful” [sic].   This is a Cambridge English Corpus application … Continue reading

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CAE: “study abroad” webinar

If your current level is Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) and you would like to progress your studies abroad and get internationally recognised certification, here is some information from Cambridge Language Assessement (previously known as Cambridge ESOL) about Cambridge Advanced Examination ( CAE ) which is at level C1. There will be a 30-minute webinar which … Continue reading

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