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Weekend IELTS Workshop

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IELTS Workshop in London
Saturday 1st June 2019

IELTS Tips and Exam Preparation Advice

Free IELTS Event in London

Please note, we work on first come first served basis. The number of places in limited – arrive early to secure your place.

Our weekend IELTS workshop is for those who are planning to take the IELTS exam and want to find out what more about the test requirements and how to prepare for IELTS. During this IELTS session we will give you an overview of IELTS task types in reading, writing and speaking modules. Apart from that, you will be able to try and complete some IELTS task on your own and ask questions to an experienced IELTS teacher.

Student writing during weekend IELTS workshop

IELTS workshop

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IELTS Tips – IELTS Open Day

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IELTS Preparation Open Day in London
Friday 17th August 2018

IELTS Tips and Advice How to Approach the IELTS Exam

Free IELTS Event

Please note, we work on first come first served basis. The number of places in limited – arrive early to secure your place.

Are you planning to take the IELTS exam? Not sure what to expect or how to prepare? A bit nervous? Come to our free IELTS Open Day at Link School of English. Find out what what to expect on the exam and how to maximise your score. If you are considering taking an IELTS course, you will be able to attend a free demo lesson to help you decide on your exam preparation.

Happy university graduate who passed IELTS exam successfully

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IELTS Open Day – How to Pass the IELTS Exam

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*NEW*
IELTS Open Day 17th August 2018, 5.30 PM

IELTS Open Day in London – 7th July 2018

IELTS Exam Introduction and IELTS Exam Tips

Free IELTS Event

IELTS Essay Correction Service

Please note, we work on first come first served basis. The number of places in limited – arrive early to secure your place.

Are you thinking of taking the IELTS exam? Not sure what to expect? A bit nervous? Come to our free IELTS Open Day event at Link School of English. Find out what what to expect on the exam and how to get the score you want the first time.

IELTS student stresses before IELTS exam
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English Exam Preparation

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English Exam Preparation Tips and Advice

English language certificates are required by many educational institutions and employers. Passing an English language exam is an important step in your education, which can determine your future career prospects. Once you have decided which English language test to take, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS or any other, you can start your English exam preparation.

How to study for an English exam effectively?

Here are some tips on what to check before an English language exam and how to prepare.

Self-study vs English exam preparation course

The most important part of English exam preparation is learning the material. Check the syllabus carefully and make sure that you are aware which grammar points you are expected to know at this level of exam. It’s also important to research the kind of vocabulary you will need to use. The safest way of making sure that you cover all the material is to sign up for an exam preparation course. This will also give you access to a teacher who can help you when you get stuck. The teacher will correct your mistakes and give feedback on your progress.

If you can’t do that, then buy a textbook that you can work through alone. Self-study English test preparation books are available for all of the major English language exams. Make sure that you have a good grammar textbook and a decent sized dictionary as well. Remember though, that a textbook can’t help you to work on your weak areas, practise speaking with you, or correct mistakes the way a teacher would.

Student with books preparing for English language exam at Link School of English

English Exam Preparation Tips

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Cambridge Exam Centres in London

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Cambridge Exam Centres in London

Open Cambridge Examination Centres to take English FCE and CAE Exams

If you have just completed your FCE exam preparation or CAE exam preparation course, you need to register for your exam. Here is a list of Cambridge exam centres in London where you can take the Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced Exam in English.

1. The London Exam Centre (Platinum Centre)

Cambridge examination centre number: 14537

Address:
Tuition House
27-37 St George’s Road
Wimbledon
London, SW19 4EU
United Kingdom

Contact:
020 8971 9342
exams@wimbledon-school.ac.uk
www.londonexams.co.uk

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Cambridge Examination Centres in London. Student writing and English language exam

Cambridge Examination Centres London

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English Levels Compared

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English Levels Compared – Table

Want to know what is your level of English?

Are you confused by many different names used to describe English levels?


One of the most common questions asked by our students or people enquiring about our English courses is related to English levels. That’s we we prepared a comparison of levels.

There are different terminologies used to describe levels of English language fluency. Very often different language exam centres or language schools use the same names to describe different English levels or the other way round – various names are being used to describe the same level of language skills. So it may be easy to get confused about your actual language skills, to decide what English exam to approach or what English language course to choose to reach the desired English level. Here is a table with English levels compared, we hope you find it helpful!

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How to Improve Reading in English

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How to Improve Reading in English

6 Tips and hints from an English teacher at Link School of English

There are various ways to improve your speed at reading in English, these ideas apply just as much to English native speakers as to English learners. You may find that you have imported some of your bad (or good) habits from your own language.

Tip 1: Don’t say the words in your head

When you are reading in English for speed, don’t say the words in your head or by moving your lips. This is called sub-vocalization. It can really slow you down and doesn’t look good either. Not everyone does this, but watch out for it in case you do it. If you do tend to do it, try to keep your mouth shut or chew some gum etc.
Try to see words as pictures, not something you need to say.
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How to Register for an IELTS Test in 4 Steps

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IELTS Open Day – 17th August, 5.30 pm
Maximise your IELTS Score

Happy university graduate who passed IELTS exam successfully

How to Register for an IELTS Test in 4 Steps

Short guide on how to sign up for an IELTS exam

Are you planning to take the IELTS exam?
You can prepare for the IELTS exam at Link School of English in London. After completing your IELTS preparation course, you will need to sign up for your exam. To make it easier for you we have prepared a short guide on how to register for an IELTS test.

Step 1
Find your nearest IELTS examination centre

You will find a list IELTS exam centres in London here: IELTS Test Centres in London
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IELTS Examination Centres in London

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IELTS Open Day – 17th August, 5.30 pm
Maximise your IELTS Score

Happy university graduate who passed IELTS exam successfully

IELTS Examination Centres in London

Looking for an IELTS Exam centre near you?

We are running IELTS preparation courses and we are often asked about address of IELTS exam centres in London. For our students and other exam takers we have prepared a list of places where you can take the IELTS test in London. Currently there are eight IELTS examination centres in London. Here are their addresses and contact details:

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
Gunnersbury Lane, London, UK
ielts@wlc.ac.uk
08000 344 015

Eurocentres
70 Court Road, London, UK
ielts@eurocentres.com
020 8297 1488
020 8318 9057
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About CAE Exam

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About CAE Exam – Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

What to expect on the Cambridge CAE exam?

The Cambridge CAE Exam

is an advanced level test for speakers of English at C1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference. It is widely accepted by universities and academic institutes as a measure of the language level necessary for higher education. As such, if you are planning to study here in the UK, the CAE can be an invaluable qualification. C1 is the equivalent of an IELTS exam score of between 6.5 and 8.0 points.

Current CAE Exam Formula – 2015

The CAE tests five key areas of language usage: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. As of January 2015, the exam format has changed slightly however, with Reading and Use of English modules now being assessed in the same exam paper. As with any Cambridge examination, it is important to be aware of which skills are being tested at each stage. There is a large amount of material to cover in each paper, and knowing what to expect (and what is expected of you) will help you to manage your time efficiently.

CAE Exam – Reading and Use of English Paper

The Reading/Use of English paper is worth 40% of your overall CAE mark and is divided into eight parts.
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