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What is the IELTS Exam?

Posted on in About IELTS exams, English exams preparation, Learn English Advice, Link School of English

IELTS Open Day – 17th August, 5.30 pm
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What is the IELTS Exam?

If you are thinking about taking an English exam and not sure which to choose you may be asking what is the IELTS exam.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is the most popular English proficiency test in the world. It is designed to assess your language ability to determine if you can adequately study or work where English is the primary language.

Since 1989, IELTS has proven to be a secure and valid test recognised by universities and employers in over 130 countries, including:  the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by immigration authorities, professional bodies and other government agencies.

Check also:

IELTS Essay Correction Service

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3 Great Things to Do in London during Autumn 2012

Posted on in British Culture, Cool things to do in London, London attractions, London for free, Social Activities

Great things to do in London

 

Autumn is a great season to be in London. Even though it begins to get cooler and days become shorter there are still plenty of activities you can enjoy around town.

Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in London during this season.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions are a great way to spend time learning something new…
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Link School of English at Expolingua Berlin

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Link School of English in West London taking part in Expolingua Berlin

Learn about our English courses for adults, become our student or recruit students for us.

We are exhibiting at Expolingua in Berlin 26 – 28 October 2012 and it would be a great opportunity to meet up if you are going to attend. Come and meet us at our stand, the venue address is:

Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur, Friedrichstrasse 176 – 179, 10117 Berlin.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.

If you would like to get in touch in advance of the event please contact office (at) linkschool.co.uk or +44 203 5815 806.

We will be presenting our offer of English courses for adults in London, English summer course programme, English plus courses, social activities for adults and more…

There will be special offers available for those who visit us at our stand at Expolingua in Berlin.

We hope to see you there.

Check our offer of English Language Courses in London

Read more about Link School of English in London

Quality English School – Award for Link School


Is an Evening English Class right for you?

Posted on in English Courses at Link School, Learn English Advice, Link School of English

Is an Evening English Class right for you?

If you’re looking to work and study English at the same time, an evening English course may just be ideal for you.

Here we look at some of the advantages of our evening classes to help you decide if this is right for you.

Firstly, as availability of jobs globally (and especially in countries like Greece and Spain) continues to reduce, many students who come to Link School find the need to work and study at the same time in order to be able to fulfil the cost of not just improving their English language skills but also of supporting themselves during their stay in London.

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8 ways to improve the way you speak English

Posted on in English language tips, Improve English speaking, Learn English Advice

How to improve the way you speak English?

If you want to improve your English speaking skills or learn a more “natural” English accent, there are many things you can do to make this happen.

Here we discuss 8 tools and techniques you can use that could help improve your skills in this area.

1) Watch and learn from mouth movements

An easy way to improve your spoken English skills is to…
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Common mistakes in English: stationary vs stationery

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Learn English Advice

Common mistakes in English: stationary vs stationery

Are they two different words or is it just a spelling mistake?

These two words are often confused. Stationary is an adjective. Means standing still, not moving.
Stationery is a noun. Means writing materials, as pen, paper, envelope, ink, ruler.

Words origin

Word origin: from Latin ‘stationem’ (station). ‘Stationarius’ in Medieval Latin was a stationary seller. (Peddlers were more common in the Middle Ages). ‘Stationers’, sellers with a fixed location, were often bookshops. From the 18th century ‘stationery’ was used for articles sold by a stationer, seller of books and paper.

Do you know if the pronunciation of these words is the same of different? Write in your comment below if you know the answer.

Read more about common mistekes in English and how to get it right:

– Common Mistakes in English: Adapt vs Adopt

– Common Mistakes in English: Connect to or With

– False Friends in English

– Our Weekend English Courses

Free London Attractions – Art Galleries

Posted on in Cool things to do in London, London attractions, London for free, Social Activities

Art Galleries in London

One of the best things about London – its art galleries. 

Entry to all galleries listed below is free of charge!

 
Top 10 Art Galleries in London – our list by Link School of English.

The National Gallery – impressive collections of Western European art
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

TATE – a family of four art galleries housing the UK’s collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art
www.tate.org.uk 
Tate Britain www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain
Tate Modern http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern
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Learn English: connect to or with

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Improve English grammar, Learn English Advice

What is correct: connect to or with?



Actually both may be correct depending on the context. Each of them collocates with different words.


‘Connected to’ usually means a physical connection. E.g. ‘Your computer is connected to a printer’.

‘Connected with’ someone or something means a relationship. E.g. ‘He is still connected with his school colleagues’, ‘symptoms connected with kidney stones’.

Read about:

– What is correct: anyone or anybody
– Stationary vs Stationery

– What is correct: Does anybody or Do anybody

– Our Evening English Courses



Common mistakes in English: adapt vs adopt

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Improve English grammar, Learn English Advice

Common Mistakes in English: Adapt vs Adopt

There are some very common mistakes in English that even native English speakers make.

‘Adapt’ means to change something and make it suitable for a specific use or situation. ‘Adopt’ means to make something one’s own.

Examples of adapt and adopt:

The key to success is often the ability to adapt.

Martin and Anna adopted two orphans.


More common mistakes in English:
– Stationery or Stationary?

Read more about:
– Does anybody or Do anybody?
– 4 Tips to Improve Your Grammar
– Our English Conversation Classes


Learn English: anyone vs anybody

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Improve English grammar, Learn English Advice

Anyone vs Anybody

What is the difference between anyone and anybody?

Which one should I use, ‘anyone’ or ‘anybody’?

Have you ever wondered which form is better to use? Here we have some help for you.

The answer is: both are correct and both mean the same. However ‘anybody’ is less formal and ‘anyone’ will suit more formal expressions. You will want to use ‘anyone’ in formal English or in writing whereas ‘anybody’ will sound natural in everyday informal English.

Read more about:

– Does anybody or Do anybody?

– How to Learn English outside of the School

– Intensive English Courses in London