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Speaking help

Speaking help If you’re currently studying for your First certificate, Advanced or Proficiency exam, you may be interested in the following clips. Below you will find some videos showing candidates sitting their speaking test. Each of the first three videos shows a...

Globalization

In one of my classes this semester, I have been teaching my teenage students about globalization.  The first time I said this word and asked what it meant, the entire class responded with blank faces.  They had possibly not heard this word before, and had no idea what...

STORYTELLING

Spin 2 group of Oxford Language School decided to write a children’s short story for the school blog. We used Storybird, an amazing tool to create you own stories in which you can find a wide variety of really good artists who share their drawings with everyone...

Dowton Abbey

Set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, it’s a British historical period drama television series. Throughout its 6 seasons, it depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family as well as their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian...

Book of the month: The Bell Jar

Written in the early 1960s, and Sylvia Plath’s only full-length prose work, The Bell Jar is an autobiographical novel that relates the childhood longings and descent into madness of Plath’s alter-ego, Esther Greenwood. The story relates a year in...

HOW PEOPLE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

CANADA. – Mummering is one of a tradition which mainly takes place in the province of Newfoundland, more commonly in small towns and villages rather than large towns and cities. It’s also sometimes called ‘Jannying’. – Many Canadians open their...

English for Kids

Anglomaniacy is a great website for kids learning English. There’s a section on vocabulary, grammar, expressions and even songs. It’s a fun and great way for kids to study as there’s also plenty of games and extra material to print. Check it...

bbc lingohack

BBC Lingohack Breaking News! The BBC have launched a great website for learning English with videos of the week’s news. Munch on your cereal and gulp down your morning coffee while watching real BBC bulletins. You’ll learn some new vocabulary and expressions that’ll...

Ready for Halloween?

The 31st of October is fast approaching! Do you have all you need? A scary costume? Sweets? What about your very own jack-o’-lantern? No? Then let’s start with the pumpkin carving!  These are Martha Stewart’s instructions on how to carve a...