You will inevitably be confused and uncertain at times when you are learning a language. This is natural and not something to worry about. It’s all part of the learning process. However, you need to be able to communicate your confusion. As soon as possible, you should aim to acquire the ability to express this...
Do you have to take a SELT English test for your visa to work or study in the UK? If this is the case, you should keep reading. We will try to answer as many questions as possible about SELT exams. Please note that all information is correct at the time of writing and to...
Are you wondering how to pass the CAE exam? These are Alba Enlishe School's CAE top tips & helpful information from exam teachers and students
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If you want to apply for British Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you must take a Secure English Language Test that shows speaking and listening skills at B1 level. Don’t worry, B1 is an intermediate level and most people that have lived in the UK and interacted in English will be able to pass. However, it’s a...
Learn great expressions to use with your teacher and classmates! Students take English classes to improve their English – but are you using the correct language for the classroom? Students ask lots of questions in class. It is important to ask them correctly so you learn the correct sentence structure. Here are some sentences we...
Do you know how to talk about coronavirus in English? Find out useful words and expressions, with examples! For the last few months, we’ve all been talking about one thing – COVID-19. But do you have the vocabulary to talk about it in English? We have some useful vocabulary and expressions to help! Words to know...
Need IELTS 6.5 for university? Refer to this post to explain the band scores, exam dates and how to pass the IELTS exam. Are you planning to study in an English-speaking country? An Academic IELTS band score of 6.0 or 6.5 is valuable if you want to study at University. You can learn how to...
Want to improve your English pronunciation? Sound like a native speaker with the Alba Phonemic Chart and a video below. Why do we sometimes find it difficult to speak and understand English? We can write an email, read a magazine but sometimes we struggle to understand native people talking to us. One of the reasons for that...
English pronunciation can be very confusing. Want to know why this is and how to improve your pronunciation, read below… Every learner of English can struggle with English pronunciation. Unlike many other languages, English sometimes seems to be completely illogical in the way words are pronounced. Take ‘wind’ and ‘mind’ for example.  Both words end on the...
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