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Past Modals

Jun 25, 2015

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Using modal verbs in the past can be tricky since they can be used in different ways with slight but important differences in meaning. The first way in which we use modals in t…
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Making Predictions

Jun 10, 2015

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If you think something is possible in the future, you are making a prediction.  I think England will win the next World Cup.  These are the most common expressions for making …
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Polite Requests

May 26, 2015

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Do you ever get annoyed with English people continually saying please, thank you or sorry? It’s important to remember that English is a very polite language which uses a lot of in…
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Adventure Time!

May 12, 2015

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Are you an adventurous person? Do you take many risks on a day-to-day basis? Coming to a foreign country to learn a new language is very brave but what other adventurous things ha…
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Pub Quiz

Dec 11, 2014

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Do you and your friends have good general knowledge about TV and other things? You should go to a pub quiz! This is quite a traditional thing for English people to do during the w…
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Subtitles in English

Dec 05, 2014

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How much do you practice or use your English skills outside of the classroom? You should try and do it every day!! It’s really important to find something that you find interestin…
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Do you like reading books in your own language? Have you seen the two libraries that we have here at ICE? There’s the one in 98 White Lion Street in between zones 7 and 8 with all…
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I think I said in an earlier blog post that listening is the skill that you use the most, how often do you practice it at home? Here’s an exercise that you could do at home – have…
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It can be difficult to learn new vocabulary sometimes. Last year a CAE student told me what she did to try and learn something really well – everyday she chose a new word that she…
https://ip-92-204-209-177.ip.secureserver.net/blog/2014/09/keep-practising-your-english-vocabulary/


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Does your teacher encourage you to read more in English? Do you find it difficult to understand normal news websites like BBC News, The Guardian or The Daily Telegraph? Why don’t …
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I've written a lot on this blog about learning vocabulary, which is because I think it is one of the most important things to do to help you improve your English. Hopefully you al…
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Developing your reading skills is so important. Lots of students think that when reading you have to understand every word and make sure that you read each one – this isn’t really…
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Did you know that listening is the skill you use the most out of all of them (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Most people think that they speak more, but it’s not true!…
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So you're enjoying watching different TV programmes and reading books in English, what do you do when you hear or read a word that you don't know? Put it in your vocabulary notebo…
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Category: Hello from Ally

The Learn English blog is a great place to come to help improve your English. I'm Ally, the Senior Teacher here at ICE (see my picture in the post below!), and I'll be updating th…
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