STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

VOCABULARY BOOST: THE USE OF HAVE

HAVE is one of the most basic words in the English language, but its use can be a little difficult as in its use as an auxiliary verb. This post will have a look at HAVE and in which situations we can use it. It will also offer a vocabulary boost with useful collocations with… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: THE USE OF HAVE

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: YET VERSUS STILL

This post is about the differences between still and yet. We will discuss some of the simple differences between still and yet and also offer a vocabulary boost with some important phrases using yet and still. DOWNLOAD THIS POST IN PDF (HERE)   Grammar: Yet and still can have a similar meaning, but this depends… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: YET VERSUS STILL

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

VOCABULARY BOOST: THE USE OF TAKE

Take is the next KEY WORD in our series on boosting your vocabulary. We are going to look at TAKE in this post to clear up any doubts that you may have about its use and also to improve your vocabulary with phrasal verbs and fixed expressions:   FOR EXERCISES USING TAKE IN PDF CLICK… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: THE USE OF TAKE

STUDENT

EXAM PREPARATION

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ACTIVITIES · STUDENT

TRINITY SPEAKING: CONVERSATION TASK

In part 3 of the trinity, whether it be the ISE II (B2) or the ISE III (C1), the candidate needs to carry out a conversation with the examiner about a topic chosen by the examiner. It is important to remember that the examiner is looking for a free-flowing, easy to maintain and informal conversation.… Continue reading TRINITY SPEAKING: CONVERSATION TASK

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

How to Learn and Use Phrasal Verbs – FREE PDF EXERCISES IN THIS POST

Phrasal verbs are almost always the achilles heel of English language learners. They can be confusing to learn as they are all very similar looking, they are difficult to translate and they take a lot of time and practice to understand. Many of the prepositions included in phrasal verbs, such as UP, DOWN and ON… Continue reading How to Learn and Use Phrasal Verbs – FREE PDF EXERCISES IN THIS POST

exams · STUDENT

A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE CAE (C1)

This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED EXAM, or CAE. The CAE is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level C1 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES   The CAE consists of 4 different parts: SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL POST FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH PART   The use… Continue reading A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE CAE (C1)