Practical advice for the day of your Cambridge Exam

The next sitting of the Cambridge exams is nearly here and our students have been working hard to prepare. While it is important to focus on your English language and skills of course, there are some other practical things you can do to help the day of your exam go more smoothly.  If you forget…

Tips for getting top marks in the Cambridge First (FCE) Exam

Tips for getting top marks in the Cambridge First (FCE) Exam Are you planning on taking the Cambridge First (FCE) exam?   It’s important that you have a good B2 level of English but it’s also important to prepare carefully for the exam to make sure you get the best possible result.  Hundreds of students take…

Skills: Listening Part 2

Last week, we looked at extensive listening and ways to improve your overall listening for gist and keeping your ears “tuned in” to English.  This week we will focus on intensive listening, which is listening for particular details and information. This is the type of listening used in exams and also in the classroom. What…

Skills: Listening part 1

In the last few weeks, this blog has been giving tips and ideas to help you improve your English vocabulary. This week we move on to one of the four skills – listening. (The other three skills are speaking, writing and reading. We will take a look at all of these skills in future blogs.)…