Archive for June, 2014

  1. Top 10 apps for learning English

    iPads or tablet PCs are the most wonderful tools for learning and teaching English. Students are more attracted towards iPads as compared to other devices, and use them to access online resources in their classrooms. With the help of the thousands of education and language apps available in Apple’s app store, students make effective use […]

  2. Words in the news: Faux

    Origin: Ross Sinclair is belting out Annie Laurie in the middle of a faux Highland glen, surrounded by stuffed fauna. For those who remember the original performance of Real Life Rocky Mountain at the CCA in 1996, it’s a chance to get nostalgic about a work of art which is at least partly about the […]

  3. IELTS Writing: The pros and cons of tourism

    International travel is becoming cheaper, and countries are opening their doors to more and more tourists. Do the advantages of increased tourism outweigh its disadvantages?

  4. IELTS Speaking: Hometown vocabulary and ideas

    One of the topics you are most likely to be asked about in part 1 speaking is your hometown. This lesson gives you some vocabulary and ideas to help you along. Talking about quality of life These ideas should help you discuss what you enjoy/dislike about your home town. Remember to try and give examples/reasons […]

  5. Influences of British weather

    The main influence of the British climate is our close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, our northern latitude, and the warming of the waters around the land by the Gulf Stream (a warm current of the northern Atlantic Ocean). Britain is a small island compared with the other land masses in the northern hemisphere – […]

  6. Words in the news: Anthem

    Origin: Few things can rally a country’s pride – and unite its people – like a stirring piece of music. Clemency Burton-Hill dissects what makes an anthem great. Ever since I was a child I’ve been spellbound by national anthems. Not because I’m fervently patriotic but because I come from a family of passionate football […]