Study in Canada: Pathway to success
What are the most important things to consider if you want to study in Canada? Here at the London Language Institute, we’ve been working with students from all around the world for the past 20 years, so we know that with a bit of planning you can transform a great experience into an extraordinary one.
Lights, camera, byline: how to write a film review
Films are one of those topics that pretty much everyone likes. They’re also very common on exams like IELTS. How to write a film review.
Football idioms: Back of the net
The beautiful game has inspired some beautiful language. We kick around some football idioms so that you can banter with the best of them.
Study better, not harder: How to make the most out of...
If you want to make the most out of studying English then these tips will help you up your efficiency and make every second of study count.
A question of language: How to form questions in English
Are you OK? Do you need a helping hand? This month Phil Stoneman looks at how to form questions in English.
Lost in translation: Translation tricks between Spanish and English
Translation can be difficult, but these little tricks and similarities can help you move between Spanish and English with ease.
Making comparisons: The good, the better, and the best
Making comparisons is as important as any other aspect of language. In this edition, we look at different ways to compare one thing to another in English.
English language: New Word Order
One of the big differences between English and Spanish is word order, which is the order that we say, or write words. Different languages have different ideas about this. We look at some of the basic points and problems to remember.
Speaking English in a foreign land
You’ve studied hard, planned your trip and booked your ticket to an English-speaking country. Here are some tips to surviving, learning, speaking English and enjoying yourself when you get there.
Formal language and written English letters
In the first of two articles on letter writing, we look at writing in formal English. A difficult part of language learning is formality. It’s easy to chat with friends, but that’s not always an appropriate way to talk to everybody. Whether on email or snail mail, it’s important to be able to use formal language. Oliver Pritchard looks at some do’s and don’ts of formal communication.