Do you live in a hot climate or a cold one? What do you like about the climate in your country and what do you NOT like? Watch Sophia's latest video then tell us about your country in the comments!

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Hot or cold climate?

Sophia compares living in Sicily with living in Scotland, and talks about some of the differences between life in a cold climate and a hot one! Visit our web...

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Don't miss our special Exploring English: Shakespeare Language Clinic right here on the LearnEnglish – British Council Facebook page! The course educators will be here to answer all your questions so click below to check your local time then come and join in!

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Shakespeare 4 second live Facebook Clinic

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In our Exploring English: Shakespeare course this week we've been looking at a great play called 'Much ado about nothing'. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Try out the quiz below and tell which heroine you are!

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Here's another useful activity to help you describe a bar chart! Have you ever done this at school or in a test? [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Do you ever feel stressed because of school work, exams or other situations? Look at the chart and try describing the information for yourself, then click here to see a model answer, and learn lots of useful vocabulary: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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If you liked Cristina Cabal's five tips on how to write a for and against essay earlier, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this too! Opinion essays are a bit different but these five tips will help you master them!

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Five Steps to Writing an Excellent Opinion Essay

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Do you need to improve your academic writing? Then our Writing for a Purpose resources are the best place to start! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Learn all about different types of academic writing, try lots of practice exercises to help you improve, and read examples of assignments from successful students.

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Writing for a Purpose

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The answer to yesterday's quiz was (b) goes. Did you get it right? We use go + -ing for lots of activities in English, like fishing, swimming, skiing, running etc. Can you think of any more?
Watch our new episode of Starting Out for lots more useful vocabulary!

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Episode 12 - An old friend

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How can you write a good for and against essay? Well, this five-step guide from Cristina Cabal is a great place to start! Try it and let us know how you get on!

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Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay

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Do you find it difficult in exams like IELTS to describe graphs, tables and other data?. Check out this video for some great advice! We're looking at academic writing this week in Understanding IELTS, our free online course so click here for more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Do you check our Faceboook page on your computer, laptop, phone or tablet? What do you use most often for checking the internet? Practise and learn lots of useful vocabulary for describing pie charts with these activities:
Describing a Pie Chart 1 - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Describing a Pie Chart 2 - [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Happy birthday to our LearnEnglish Teens – British Council website!
LearnEnglish Teens was launched five years ago today and if you haven't checked it out yet, you should! It's full of fantastic resources to practise and improve your English skills, and there are lots of great new features coming up soon! Click here to find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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In the latest episode of #StartingOut, Julia doesn't want to meet Sammy's old friends. What is she nervous about? Watch and find out...

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Episode 12 - An old friend

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Check out these great free literary resources for #WorldPoetryDay...
1) Stories & Poems for all levels bit.ly/StoriesPoems and bit.ly/LiteratureUK
2) Lit2Go - free classic poems, novels and stories to read online, listen to or download bit.ly/2jOeZv3
3) BBC Bitesize - twenty great poems complete with learner guides and activities bit.ly/BitesizePoetry

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Stories & Poems

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This is perfect for #WorldPoetryDay and the first day of spring... a beautiful reading of Wordsworth's classic poem 'I wandered lonely as a cloud...'
Visit our website to read the poem and try some language activities [ Bit.ly Link ]

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It's #WorldPoetryDay, and one of my favourite poets is Emily Dickinson. Watch this great video from John Green on Crash Course to learn all about her work and her unusual life. Do you have a favourite poet?

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Before I Got My Eye Put Out - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

In which John Green concludes the Crash Course Literature mini-series with an examination of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Sure, John explores the creepy bi...

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It's #WorldPoetryDay, so the perfect time to watch this powerful and moving poem about the refugee crisis. Watch and tell us what you think.

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Emi Mahmoud — Bird Watching on Lesvos Island

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It's also the first day of spring for some of us :)
This is a wonderful poem ... listen to the recording then have a go at the exercises and using your memory of the poem, your understanding, and the clues provided by the rhyming scheme, see if you rearrange the lines into the correct order.
#WorldPoetryDay,
Tina

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud…

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Happy Nowruz! Nowruz is the Persian. or Iranian New Year celebration - the most important festival of the year in Iran, and a public holiday there and in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Albania and other countries. Do you celebrate it in your country? Read this article to find out more

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Nowruz

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Happy World Poetry Day!
Do you have a favourite poem to share with us?
#WorldPoetryDay,
Tina :)

28 of the most 28 of the most powerful lines of poetry ever written powerful lines of poetry ever written

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