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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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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

Football vocabulary and idioms

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 17-Jun-2018 09:00:00

With the World Cup 2018 in full swing, why not brush up on your ‘football’ vocabularyCheck our new Study Tip lesson and learn new verbs, phrases and words.

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English Plus Football Programme

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 10-May-2018 11:27:00

What a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend! Not only did we have glorious sunny weather here in Cardiff over the full 3 days, Cardiff City Football Club also achieved promotion to the Premier League!

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How the English language changed thanks to Shakespeare?

Posted by Mila on 10-May-2018 08:36:00

Last month, the UK celebrated National Shakespeare Day. William Shakespeare died on the 23rd of April, 1616 at the age of 52. He is considered to be the greatest British writer of all time and he is the most quoted author in the English-speaking world.

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Your First Day at Celtic English Academy 

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 05-Feb-2018 09:00:00

The decision to study English abroad is a major one. We are here to support you from the moment you enrol to the day you return home. When you join Celtic, you join a big family – friendly and welcoming. Your first day will be an induction day to help you settle in and we can answer any questions that you may have.

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Adverbs of Frequency – English Grammar

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 14-Jan-2018 09:46:00

There are many times in an English conversation when you need to say how often you do something. For example, if you were asked the question,How often do you study English?, “Do you often travel abroad?”.

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How to use English idioms – Food idioms

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 12-Nov-2017 07:51:00

Idioms can be difficult to learn because the meanings of the expressions are different to the individual meaning of each word. But if you want to push your English to the next level, it’s worth learning them. In this lesson, we will share our favourite food idioms. Check it out.

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Change or cancel plans in English

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 29-Oct-2017 09:00:00

Have you ever made a plan with someone, but then you needed to change or cancel, but you weren’t sure how to say it in English? In this lesson, we will look at some useful expressions that will help you to cancel or change plans, and do it in a polite way.

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