Conversation Time Fillers

Time fillers

How to Avoid Awkward Silences and Keep the Talk Going Mastering the Art of Engaging Conversations in Cambridge Exams Scenarios and Everyday Situations Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where the silence becomes so uncomfortable that you desperately search for something to say? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s at a social get-together, … Read more

Exam Day Important Information

Exam day information

Updates to Speaking Exams There has been a minor change that has been introduced to the beginning of some Speaking exams. Starting from this year, 2023, the introductory section of the exam has been slightly modified in some cases.  To be specific, the questions ‘Where do you come from?‘, ‘Where are you from?‘, and ‘Who … Read more

Commonly Confused Words in English

confused words

English is immense. It is the language with the vastest vocabulary in the world. On top of that, there are new words emerging every single day. Through wide usage, these words become so trendy that they are eventually officially recognized. No wonder we, English learners, have words we often confuse. The reason could arise from … Read more

Preparation for Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam

preparation for cambridge c2 proficiency

Sharing my experience as a learner of English with our community of fellow teachers and students has been going over and over in my mind. In one of my very first entries, Cambridge English Qualifications, I promised to tell you. I don’t mean the very start from the very first English lesson of mine, which … Read more

Can Learning English Be Fun? One App not to be missed!

Can Learning English Be Fun? One App not to be missed! 18

Associations, phrasal verbs, speed reading, spelling, topic match. These are just a few of the keywords a Cambridge Exam  candidate is familiar with when one has almost reached the preparation level for a specific exam. For instance, in the Speaking paper, one must talk on a specific theme using a rich and varied vocabulary. Practising brainstorming … Read more

What About Function Words?

What About Function Words? 19

We have heard of the multiple-choice cloze task and its multiple-choice questions where the options given are tricky synonyms, the open cloze task with its missing, simple though challenging, words, the word formation task and its “prompt” words, which must come in the shape required by the context, and the key word transformation one, the … Read more

Going Beyond The Obvious!

Going Beyond The Obvious! 21

How to express possibility, probability and certainty during your long turn in the Speaking Paper of the Cambridge Exams? Join me and you will find out! A2 FLYERS Speaking Paper, Part 3 SubjectIt look(s) look(s) likemust bemay/might be an adjective (feeling word)a nouna verb”ING” a placea clause Write down your examples below: Listen attentively to … Read more

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