Monthly Archives: October 2018


As you probably know the passive is commonly used in English when we don’t know or don’t want to say who did something: In Spanish we often resort to the structure ‘se’, which makes us (or rather, people from other … Continue reading

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Listening: changing jobs

What would make you change jobs? A better salary? More prospects of promotion? Improved job satisfaction? You’re welcome to make a comment!! Your teacher will definitely appreciate it!!  Five different people are talking about how they gave up office jobs to do … Continue reading

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Listening: training courses + a cloze

Let’s spend 30 minutes improving our listening and reading skills, and, as a byproduct, practising for the test! As we are involved in the topic of education and training, you can listen to some people talking about training courses (multiple … Continue reading

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Education, learning, creativity and divergent thinking

On pages 15, 16 and 17 of our book (Advanced Expert) education and learning are dealt with briefly. It is advisable to delve into it further more. This tellingly enlightening documentary, with brilliant graphics and layout, throws light on the … Continue reading

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Perfect Tenses

Are you sure you master verb tenses in English? You have two possible testing options: The ones where you have to type or thumb the thumb the tenses: this quick test or this one. They can be done very fast and easily. … Continue reading

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At work- listening

Things that have recently happened to people at work (different speakers, multiple matching). You can use the link to youtube or this more mobile-friendly page:

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What are the secrets to success?

However, success is a continuous journey….   Why Some Students Fail And Other Students Succeed

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