Tips and Vocabulary

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How to handle self-isolation in 7 easy steps!

11 November, 2020  

So, you’ve arrived in the UK for your Language Gallery course. However, depending on which country you came from, you might need to self-isolate for 14 days before starting your course. This means you can’t leave your accommodation. Self-isolation is difficult but luckily we’re here to help you with our simple guide to self-isolation.

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15 APRil, 2020 Tips and Vocabulary, Exam tips

What exams do you think of when applying for school or university as a non-native speaker of English? IELTS? TOEFL? Traditionally these have been some of the exams that students have studied for in order to prove their level of English so they can apply to study in the UK. Duolingo has now stepped up to the plate and are offering a comprehensive online English language test accepted at multiple institutions around the world as proof of your level of English. This guide will help you with some top tips on HOW TO PASS THE DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST with a high score and set you on your path to your education.

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16 APRil, 2020 Tips and Vocabulary, Exam tips

Are you thinking about taking the duolingo exam to prove your level of English? Are you unsure of the best way to go about it? Then this is the blog for you!

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15 APRil, 2020 Tips and Vocabulary, Exam tips

If you’re planning on TAKING THE DUOLINGO ENGLISH EXAM, then check out OUR TOP TIPS GUIDE TO PASSING with the high score that you want! You will be asked to complete various tasks that test your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills, scored using the Duolingo score system but in relation to IELTS and TOEFL scoring. You can expect tasks such as:


Top Tips for the IELTS Speaking Exam

24 January, 2020 Tips and Vocabulary

Are you preparing for the IELTS exam? Are you worried about the speaking part of the test? Lots of students find this part of the test the most stressful and the long turn in part 2 can be particularly nerve-wracking. It’s really difficult to keep talking and talking for 1 to 2 minutes and it feels like a lot longer! I’ve been helping students with the exam for over 10 years, so let’s see if some of my advice will help you too.

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Reading Skills Tips

04 December, 2019 Tips and Vocabulary

Reading in class is something that has gained stigma over time, from students and teachers alike, for being “boring”.  Nevertheless, reading as part of a course of study is integral to a learner’s overall advancement and, unfortunately, something that is often overlooked.  Reading is required in most aspects of everyday life, and, for my learners living in an English-speaking country like the UK, something as simple as reading a newspaper article can be a great challenge or source of frustration. 

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How Critical Thinking Helps in Your Career

10 August, 2018 Tips and Vocabulary

Critical thinking, today, is an essential quality in every profession.  The Language Gallery (TLG) understands its importance in today’s era, hence, it is an essential part of TLG’s curriculum.

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A new way of preparing for a speaking test

25 January, 2018 Tips and Vocabulary Erin O'Neill

Students generally find it difficult to prepare for a speaking test because they have nobody to practise with or correct their mistakes - but that doesn’t mean you can’t test yourself! 

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Useful tips for business writing

03 January, 2018 Tips and Vocabulary Erin O'Neill

English is the language used by professionals all over the world, regardless of industry, so it’s important to know how to communicate properly in business settings.

Here are some of our top tips for making sure your writing is up to scratch!

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How to prepare for an English language examination

29 November, 2017 Tips and Vocabulary Erin O'Neill

Whether you are preparing for a Cambridge ESOL, Trinity GESE, or IELTS examination, there is always a way to increase your chances of getting the result you want.

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