Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3
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Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3

Students preparing for the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Exam often have difficulty preparing for the Listening Module. How can you actively improve your listening skills for this part of the exam? Follow these tips for Part 3 of the CAE Listening test. Tips and Practice for CAE Listening Part 3 CAE Listening Part...

CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice
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CAE Listening Part 1 + Podcasts for CAE Listening Practice

Are you planning to take the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Exam soon? Don’t stress: in addition to structured test preparation classes, there are many ways to prepare for the exam using self-study! Do you know these CAE Listening Part 1 tips and how to prepare for this part of the test when you’re not...

5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student
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5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student

Forget listening to podcasts about learning English: instead, learn about English through podcasts about interesting subjects! If you need to improve your academic English skills for the American college or university setting, spend some time listening to these fascinating podcasts about science, the humanities, culture, and technology. 5 Podcasts for the Academic English Student Astronomy...

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Listening Part 4 Tips
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Listening Part 4 Tips

Are you taking the Cambridge CAE exam soon? Many students struggle with the Listening Module, particularly with Part 4 of the test. The following CAE Listening Part 4 tips will help our students prepare for this section of the test. Cambridge CAE Listening Part 4 Tips Before reading the CAE Listening Part 4 Tips, let’s...

The Five Best TED Talks about Language
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The Five Best TED Talks about Language

CISL’s English classes give students plenty of opportunities to improve speaking, writing, listening, vocabulary, and reading skills. However, we also believe that learning doesn’t stop when class time does: we encourage our students to continue learning English after the school day ends! The following five best TED Talks about language are designed to motivate our language-loving...

Love as a (Non-action) Verb: Grammar through John Mayer Lyrics
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Love as a (Non-action) Verb: Grammar through John Mayer Lyrics

There is a popular song by John Mayer called “Love is a Verb.” In the song, Mayer says that love is a verb, and something that must be shown. We agree, love IS a verb: specifically, a Non-Action Verb! Today we are looking at love as a Non-Action Verb (and how LOVE can also be...

Christmas Pop Songs + Holiday Vocabulary
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Christmas Pop Songs + Holiday Vocabulary

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the traditions of this time of year: drinking eggnog, giving gifts, hanging stocking by the fireplace, ice skating, and of course decorating the tree! Another holiday tradition? Famous pop stars often produce a Christmas or holiday-themed album. Sometimes the songs are old favorites remade to fit...

Grammar Lesson of the Month: Irregular Verbs in Christmas poetry
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Grammar Lesson of the Month: Irregular Verbs in Christmas poetry

One of the most difficult aspects of learning English is the language’s irregular verbs. These verbs make it tough for students to correctly use grammatical structures that require a past tense or past participle verb, such as the Simple Past, the Present Perfect, or the Passive. Students spend hours practicing long irregular English verb lists,...

The Best of TED: 5 Great Videos for English Learners
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The Best of TED: 5 Great Videos for English Learners

TED.com is a much-loved website for learning about everything from the wonders of the ocean to how the internet is so powerful. Because of its vast amount of videos on many subjects, its transcripts, and its subtitles in many languages, TED is also a great place to learn English! Want to learn a little more...

IELTS Writing Part II + Lyrics Training
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IELTS Writing Part II + Lyrics Training

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein Would you like to use music to improve your English? We suggest an incredible website, Lyrics Training! With this website, you...