What is the IELTS? The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education admission, work admission and migration.  Why is the IELTS important?  More than 11,000 organisations globally believe that this is one of the best ways of assessing a candidate’s English level. It is […]

The Queen’s weekend residence – intermediate English article B1.

Ask anyone where the Queen of England lives, and many people will say that she lives in Buckingham Palace, central London. However, many people don’t realise that the Queen actually has many homes. For example, the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, or Balmoral Castle, Scotland. And then, the Queen has Windsor Castle, which is known as […]

Suppose – how to use it.

Suppose is such an important word in the English language. Check out this post and try to add “suppose” to your English conversations!  Suppose means – ‘take it to be true,’ ‘assume,’ ‘imagine,’ ‘think.’ Pattern: …SUPPOSE (THAT) + CLAUSE. “I suppose it will train this evening. Look at the clouds.” “I suppose it’s a good idea […]

How to learn English by yourself?

Learning English can be an expensive challenge! That’s why so many people learn English on their own. But where do you start? What materials do you use? How do you organise your study? In this post, we aim to answer these questions and give you some tips to help you speed up your learning process. […]

How to use “going to” to talk about the future.

In the English language, we have a few ways to talk about the future. This can be very useful as it will help to demonstrate your level, making you look and sound like a native speaker. It is so important however to use the correct future tense when speaking.  Today, let’s look at the future […]

The conditionals – how and when to use them.

The English language is full of tricky grammar which makes even the most confident English speaker feel confused! The conditionals are just one of those difficult grammatical aspects that you will need to overcome. Use our handy conditional guide to help you understand them! Zero Conditional- If+ Present Tense+ Present Tense. This is used to […]

How do I improve my IELTS score?

As IELTS tutors, this is a question that we are asked constantly, how do I improve my IELTS score? Well, of course there are so many factors to this! But, generally there are a few things that you can do to quickly improve your score. 1 – Practice all aspects of the IELTS exam.  It […]

How to encourage your child to learn English?

Getting your child to study any subject can be really difficult right? I think most parents accept that shouting until your child does their work isn’t the best way to solve the problem. With that in mind the question is, how do you encourage your child to learn English? Here are a few of the […]

IELTS topic – Daily routine

Use this post to develop your vocabulary for the IELTS exam. Learn the vocabulary and practice formulating answers to the questions below.   Word Definition Example Bedside table A small table positioned next to a bed. “I always put water on my bedside table, just in case I get thirsty in the night.” Lunch break You […]

Top 10 IELTS phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs are a solid building block on the way to a band 6.5 score and higher. If you are able to use them freely, then then your speech will come across more natural. This can only be a good thing, especially when looking for the highest score possible. Here are our top 10 phrasal […]