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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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In this week’s Intermediate class, the students have been revising Defining Relative Clauses. Initially they may seem complicated and confusing but, with practice, they can be use…
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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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Mini-Sagas

May 14, 2015

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In this week’s Writing Skills Class, the students have been creating their own ‘Mini-Sagas’. These are short stories which have to follow certain rules: They must be exactly 5…
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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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When you read or listen it’s important that you have idea of what it’s going to be about first. It doesn’t matter if you’re wrong or right, as long as you have some kind of pictur…
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In class student’s love using their phones to translate words that they don’t know, which of course is useful and important. But another skill is just as important to develop – wo…
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In class student’s love using their phones to translate words that they don’t know, which of course is useful and important. But another skill is just as important to develop – wo…
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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…
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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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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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Do you have a vocabulary book? Do you record all the new English vocabulary that you hear and see or learn in your class every day? It’s a good idea to do this because it helps yo…
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Do you have a vocabulary book? Do you record all the new English vocabulary that you hear and see or learn in your class every day? It’s a good idea to do this because it helps yo…
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Do you have a vocabulary book? Do you record all the new English vocabulary that you hear and see or learn in your class every day? It’s a good idea to do this because it helps yo…
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Learn English Blog

Mar 24, 2014

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Welcome to the ICE Learn English blog.  We've got lots of great, free tips to help you improve your English language. 
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Hi guys, Welcome back to my English speakers' blog. Today we're going to have a quick look at the differences between used, used to, be used to, get used to and usually. Then afte…
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