'How can I improve my speaking?' Our fantastic Speaking Skills videos can help! [ Bit.ly Link ] With videos at four different levels and lots of everyday situations, they're a great way to learn new expressions, improve your pronunciation and build fluency!

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Have you ever seen any photos of your parents when they were young? Did they look like you? Here's a lovely poem for Mother's Day! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Not Yet My Mother

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Today is Mother's Day in the UK - when is it in your country? Read more about it here!

Neil

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A woman's work is never done
If you don't believe me ask my mum ...
This is a wonderful poem by Levi Tafari, have a read and then why not write a poem for your mum?
#MothersDay
Tina

The First Woman in my Life

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Do you know where this is? Learn lots about British countryside, nature and history in our next free course, Exploring English: Language and Culture! It starts on 3 April so click here for more information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Neil

Exploring English - Online Course

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Today is Mother's Day in some parts of the world ...
Which ✿kind✿ words would you use to describe your mum?
Thanks to American English at State for the graphic!
#MothersDay
Tina :D
It's Mother's Day today :) Find out all about it in this article below.
When is it Mother's Day in your country? Tell us below!
#MothersDay

Tina

When is Mother's Day? Everything you need to know about Mothering Sunday

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Improve your English and learn lots about British culture in our next free course! Exploring English: Language and Culture starts on 3 April and we'll be looking at language, music, literature, the countryside and more! Click here for more information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Neil

Exploring English - Online Course

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If you ever need to take an international English exam like IELTS, you will need to describe statistics. In this Premier Skills English podcast, Jack and Rich talk about some of the vocabulary you need to describe numbers!

Premier Skills English Podcast 16 - Describing Statistics

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Did you take part in Earth Hour today? Earth Hour is an annual event which asks people to switch off all lights and use no electricity for an hour,between 8.30 and 9.30 in the evening to get people thinking about the planet they live on and the energy they use. Find out more here!

Neil

Earth Hour UK

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Have you watched Sophia's latest video yet? She talks about the moving from Scotland to Sicily and the difference between living in a hot climate and a cold one. What's the climate like in your country? Click here to watch:

Neil
You know how in the IELTS exam and lots of other English exams you have to write about statistics? Well one great real-life example where people do the same thing every week is football! In this podcast, Jack and Rich talk about vocabulary you can use to talk about facts and figures.

Podcast: The language of statistics

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It's Friday...and you know what that means! It's time to explore some great new UK music with Goldierocks on The Selector – British Council! This week we hear from Toothless about their great new album. There's music from Circa Waves, King Nun, Desperate Journalist, Oliver Wilde, Laura Marling, Emmy The Great and more, and Mark Fanciulli is In The Mix. Take a listen and let us know what you...
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The Selector w/ Toothless & Mark Fanciulli

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Do you recognise this beautiful place? Maybe from a famous film? :-) Sign up for Exploring English: Language and Culture to improve your English and learn lots about life in the UK! It starts on 3 April so click here for more information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Neil
Don't count your chickens before ...
Can you complete the phrase? Have a go at the quiz below and see how you get on and learn some new phrases too :)

Tina

Can you complete these phrases? | OxfordWords blog

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How many words are spoken per second, at normal English speaking speed?
Watch this interesting short video, find out the answer and get the most out of using a dictionary to help you learn English. :)
Here are some other online dictionaries you could also try:
Oxford Dictionaries
Cambridge Dictionary

Tina :)

Smart learning with Red Words and Stars

Which English words are the most important to know? Macmillan Dictionary has found the answer -- watch this video to find out.

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How do you write a good for and against essay or opinion essay?It's easy - just follow the advice in these activities!
A for and against essay (B1) - [ Bit.ly Link ]
A for and against essay (B2) - [ Bit.ly Link ]
An opinion essay (B1) - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Life Skills essay (B2) - [ Bit.ly Link ]

Neil
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!

Neil

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 over on the LearnEnglish – British Council Facebook page! The course educators will be there to answer all your questions so click below to check your local time then come and join in!

Neil

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!
Tina :)

Which of Shakespeare’s heroines are you? | OxfordWords blog

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