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Las ventajas de las video llamadas

Las ventajas de las video llamadas

¿Qué ventajas tiene el uso de la videollamada como recurso educativo? Las escuelas del siglo XXI están de enhorabuena. Gracias a la constante innovación y a los imparables adelantos tecnológicos, por fin sus puertas pueden ser abiertas fácil y cómodamente al exterior. Pueden dejar que fluya el aprendizaje más allá de sus cuatro paredes, cumpliendo … Continue reading

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Understanding English—and making yourself understood

Understanding English—and making yourself understood

What you should know: English pronunciation and how to improve comprehension. Why proper pronunciation is especially important for job interviews. How to ensure that you understand more when you listen. Read this for ideas, practise and progress to help you to get a good job with a major employer. Read an email with a professional opinion from an English Human Resources recruitment specialist who interviewed Spanish candidates who applied for jobs in England. Continue reading

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What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold? An often-asked question, many of us would like to know what the future holds. Although it would be nice to know Saturday’s winning lottery numbers in advance, one thing we can say for certain is that the English language will continue to be important in business, international relations, science and … Continue reading

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Football and English language learning

Learn English with this free football smartphone app! Cambridge English FC is for students at levels B2–C1, suitable for Cambridge English: First, First for Schools and Advanced (CAE).  Learning English is now even more fun if you like football, the world’s favourite game.  This FREE app is for the English language game – Cambridge English FC  Answer … Continue reading

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Telephone English for busy people

Here is an amusing and slightly irreverent ‘conversation’ (watch it and see why that’s in single quotation marks!) with some good ideas for telephone English for busy people : There is also a transcript below and on the page you can click to.  Many thanks to Vicki Hollett for her kind permission to share this … 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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It’s a sunny day

… and there will be a few more of them this month, too. A few limited timetable places are available for summer lessons this month. Enjoy the holiday period, and see you in the autumn! Mark. P.S. Coming soon … a few holiday pictures.      

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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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What are the easiest and hardest languages to learn?

The following information is published by the U.S. State Department, similar to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They publish all sorts of information about other countries and are responsible for embassies etc. Looking at the data, we can see that the easiest languages for English speakers are those that share a common root with … Continue reading

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