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IELTS - what to expect and how best to prepare for success!

Posted by April Pugh on 06-Dec-2018 15:15:18

The exam tests all four main communication skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Take a look at our helpful table which provides an overview of each part of the exam and some of the rules. 

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Topics: Study English

Verb patterns: Using Infinitive or Gerund

Posted by April Pugh on 22-Nov-2018 13:13:34

Verb patterns in English can be confusing. There are some instances when the verb is in the infinitive form, and others when the verb is in the gerund. Here are some guidelines to help you understand when to use each one. 

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Topics: Study English

World Nursery Rhyme & Song Week

Posted by April Pugh on 18-Nov-2018 11:09:00

Let's take a walk down memory lane and celebrate some great rhymes and songs from our childhood! 

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Topics: Celtic teachers, traditions, Learn English, Vocabulary, reading

English Phrasal Verbs

Posted by April Pugh on 27-Oct-2018 13:19:20

Understanding English Phrasal Verbs can be difficult. Don’t worry, this is something that many students struggle with. Here are some examples which explain the meanings and show how you can use them. By reading this post your English vocabulary will soon take off!

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Topics: Study English, Vocabulary

Stand Up to Cancer

Posted by April Pugh on 26-Oct-2018 09:32:58

Celtic supports Stand Up to Cancer 

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Topics: news, charity

Colourful Idioms for Autumn

Posted by April Pugh on 18-Oct-2018 22:46:38

Why Autumn is my favourite season!

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Topics: Autumn, Vocabulary

Black History Month – Brilliant, Black and Welsh

Posted by April Pugh on 13-Oct-2018 11:35:38

What is Black History Month?

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Topics: Explore Wales

Junior Group

Posted by April Pugh on 29-Nov-2017 14:00:00

A warm Welsh Welcome to our students from Guatemala!

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Topics: Junior Groups

Junior Programme Summer 2017

Posted by April Pugh on 17-Aug-2017 13:12:00

It's been an extremely lively summer with our Junior groups at Celtic English Academy. We had students from Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Russia and Turkey all studying with us. It was fantastic having all the different nationalities together; sharing their culture and improving their English skills.


The teenagers studied a diverse range of topics and produced some excellent project work. Highlights included: "The Dirty Sock Museum", an infographic on the history of coal mining in Wales, an invention which made your dreams come true (The Magic Hat) not to mention a play which the students wrote and performed themselves! 

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Topics: Junior Groups

Wales or Whales?

Posted by April Pugh on 23-Jun-2017 13:30:00

Wales may be a relatively small country with only around 3 million inhabitants, but it has a mighty history and rich culture. You may have heard journalists or scientists make reference to Wales' geographical size......"an area was flooded, similar to the size of Wales"....but we feel it is about time Wales' other attributes took pride of place. 
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Topics: Wales

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