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Cambridge First Certificate has changed (2015).

Cambridge English: First (FCE)  changes this month, to reflect the latest research in language learning and teaching.   The exam is now about 30 minutes shorter.  It will still cover all the same language skills and tests at the same level as the previous version and has four papers, not five. The ‘Reading’ and ‘Use of … Continue reading

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Are you a young adult learning English?

What are the English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe? What kinds of English do 18-24 year olds want to speak, and why? Has the development of new technologies and online communication affected the ways in which young adults use English, and if so, how? Has the emergence of English as an … Continue reading

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(From an English newspaper): what do YOU think of this?

We don’t normally talk much about politics in English language lessons, as different people often have very different views! However, in the (hopefully) relative safety of this electronic forum, you might like to read the news article below about Gibraltar. As I read and watch the news (and current affairs and discussion programmes) both on … Continue reading

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Terrible translations

When speaking, it’s best not to translate because it slows us down and can cause “blocks”.  Let’s consider a written text or when you want to prepare (in advance) what you’re going to say – perhaps something important.  You might find yourself trying to build a sentence and asking “¿Cómo se dice [palabra en cuestión] … Continue reading

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