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The English language has many mothers and fathers.
Celts, Germans, Greeks, Romans(Latin) and Normans (French) through conquest of the British Isles created the English Language.
However, because of the British Empire and also due to globalisation and multi-culturalism the English Language has many words borrowed or adopted.
Ooh……Today is Friday the 13th!
It is the unluckiest day in the calendar. This year, 2012, there have already been 2 Friday the 13ths so far and this is the third.
Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't eat in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date.
The BBC World Service has left finally left its home of the last 71 years – Bush House in Central London.
The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting in over 25 languages to almost every part of the globe.
What is FCE?
Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an exam for people who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes.
Who accepts FCE?
Your certificate is accepted by thousands of employers, universities and government departments around the world.
What is BEC?
Cambridge English: Business Vantage, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage, is an upper-intermediate level qualification that shows you can use English with confidence in a business environment.
Who accepts BEC?
Below is a list of websites that we think are useful and offer the best FCE / CAE / BEC exam practice.
· The official FCE website - http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/fce/index.html
Happy 4th of July!
Today is America's Independence Day!
On the 4th of July 1776 The USA declared independence from Great Britian. However, America may have become independent but they still keep English as their national language.
Top 10 tips for BEC
1) Don’t guess an answer – always check the text.
2) Don’t use the same words and phrases too many times – use a range of vocabulary.
3) Don’t mix formal and informal language in the Writing tasks