Category Archives: Vocabulary


At some point we all have talked about it, but have you heard of the new surge, self-isolation, curfew? Have a look at this interesting article with all the vocabulary you need to talk about the virus:

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Passive houses? Active saving

What do you think if you could spend 10% of the electricity you are using to keep your house heated or cooled? Watch how passive houses work in 90 seconds only! It can also be applied to our Mediterranean climate. … Continue reading

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Gradable and ungradable adjectives

I’m very happy. I’m really happy. Thrilled! I’m really thrilled! I’m absolutely thrilled! Can you see a difference between happy and thrilled? Which one is gradable? Some adjectives are extreme or ungradable: Find out more on the BBC webpage with a video and an … Continue reading

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Listening and vocabulary: TOURISM & TRAVELLING

An excellent leisure activity is travelling. Here’s a listening on holidays (exam format) Are you sure you know the difference between travel, trip and journey? Some interesting collocations on tourism are always useful to deal with the topic. More vocabulary and expressions in … Continue reading

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Crime. Is Forensic Science To Be Trusted?

When talking about ‘crime’ knowing the precise vocabulary is mandatory: cae 16 crime You can also find inspiration in the following videos. Remember you can turn on the subtitles in English. What happens to people coming out of prison?

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EDUCATION useful-expressions-for-talking-about-teaching2 Have a look at an interesting article on our EEOOII in The Guardian. The newspaper’s general section on education is really inspiring.

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Spoken English Adjectives and Adverbs

Powerful adjectives and adverbs to impress the examiners…

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CAE VOCABULARY cae 1 jobs cae 2 hobbies and activities cae 3 vocabulary education language learning cae 4 people , family and relationships cae 5 science and environment cae 6 technology cae 7 vocabulary feelings psychology cae 8 cities traffic houses … Continue reading

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Phrasal Verbs for Reading

Phrasal Verbs for Reading Sometimes we read to find out information and at other times, we read simply for pleasure. We may read the whole of a text or only parts of it. To describe the different ways in which … Continue reading

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I messed up! (Phrasal verbs for problems)

I messed up! (Phrasal verbs for problems) by Kate Woodford Bjorn Vinter/UpperCut Images/Getty Last month we focused on words and phrases that are used to describe problems and difficult situations. This week we’re looking specifically at phrasal verbs in this area. In … Continue reading

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