Why do people fail the CAE exam? | 5 BIGGEST Problems

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Why do people fail CAE? I have been teaching students CAE exam preparation lessons for the last few years. I am therefore able to locate problem areas and create strategies to help students pass the CAE. In this article I discuss the most common reasons why people fail the C1 Advanced (CAE) exam. Hopefully this […]

What is an uncountable noun? | 1 FREE Cambridge Course

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FREE Cambridge Course Uncountable nouns are nouns which cannot be counted. A lot of nouns in English are countable, so you can say: 1 orange, 2 oranges, 1 biscuit, 5 biscuits, 1 house, 10 houses etc. Uncountable nouns do not change their spelling and you cannot put a number (1,5,10 etc) directly before them. Here […]

Very useful lessons

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I think these are very useful lessons – it is difficult to find a youtube video for everything you want and it takes so much time. You can just ask your online FCE teacher and you have an answer. He tried to answer everything I wanted and I think it was good for the price […]

This is a very good school

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This is a very good school. The teacher was really nice and friendly and knew lots about the CAE exam. I passed the exam and I am very happy because I got into university. I started with the free CAE course without a teacher, but then I had a few private lessons. Some other student […]

The Most Common Errors At B2 First 15

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes I leave work at 10 to 6 today (talking about the past). I make an example. I prefer to back home. This is a think that I don’t use it before. We meet specialist who come from other country. When I was manager. […]

The Biggest Mistakes At FCE 13

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes I start at 7.30am until 9am (for the past) To take my son in the airport During the summer it’s too much hot It’s not too breeze at our beach   Solutions I started at 7.30am until 9am (past) To take my son […]

Teacher was really good

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Writing was the worst area for me. This course really helped me to understand what the examiners want and I am very happy. I also got a lot of good ideas for exam technique which I think will be really useful! I should recommend this course for everyone who want to pass the CAE exam. Laura M […]

Rory helped me with lots of technique

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I wanted to get the CAE exam. I am waiting to get the results but I feel confident! Rory helped me with lots of technique and useful language topics. He is very generous with his time and in fact he had lots of information for free, this page is one of the best. I’m really glad […]

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Learning English in China, Japan and South Korea | 1 FREE Course

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Learning English – China, Japan, South Korea In this blog post I will look at the different approaches to learning English in China, Japan, South Korea and other countries. There has been much debate in a great number of countries if their approach to teaching English is useful or not. I have been researching different teaching […]

Improve English Listening | 1 Great Method

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Improve English Listening | 1 Great Method My students always say to me:  “Rory, it’s so difficult to understand native English speakers when they talk. How on earth can I improve my listening skills?” For sure, listening is one of the hardest parts of learning a language.  BUT, there are ways you can improve your […]

I utterly reccomend

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I needed an English certificate but I was having trouble in finding time to study. I joined this CAE speaking course and thanks to Rory I learned a lot in a very short time and I seriously couldn’t wait for the next lesson. I am still in contact with the teacher and he helps me to […]

I passed the CAE

I passed the CAE

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I like the CAE exam practice course. It’s very quick and easy to follow structure. At first I just bought the course for $10 which I thought was soooo cheap. Then I thought it will be really useful to ask the teacher questions etc. and for less than 5 individual lessons I cannot complain! If […]

I passed First Certificate (FCE)!

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Rory helped me to pass the First Certificate (FCE). Now I have a B2 level English certificate and I want to get C1. The Prepare First Certificate Online Course + skype lessons is really good. I also bought a book to study for me. Rory recommended me this book. The course means that you practice […]

I made it into university because of Rory!

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I made it into university because of Rory! What a good teacher…I particularly recommend his Speaking and Listening video courses and I even did some private lessons with Rory. These are amazing to everyone who would like to go to a university or a gain a job. You can also do the FCE course, depending on […]

I love learning with Rory

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I love learning with Rory. He is patient and reliable. I’ve improved my reading and writing since I study with him. This fce writing examples page I find really useful. He knows what I need to learn and therefore he gives me the most suitable exercices. Ana Montealegre (Spain) FCE Course WITH Native Skype Teacher […]

I am so happy that I achieved my target in the exam!!

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I’m delighted with my improvement in English. Rory is a teacher with lots of resources. Moreover he is able to adapt to my needs. I am so happy that I achieved my target and passed the FCE exam!! I didn’t think that I would get such a good mark, but Rory really helped me to achieve […]

His flexibility is fantastic!!

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Rory really helped me in preparing for the FCE exam. I am so happy I did lessons with him. I think the fce course with native skype teacher were especially useful to learn the strategy. I learnt a lot to help me get higher marks in the exam because of this. The great thing about […]

He is really professional

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He is really professional, helps you to improve your English and is very patient. If you are looking for someone with credentials for teaching English it’s perfect. I wanted to pass the CAE exam and after taking some of these CAE courses I felt really comfortable and had a plan to prepare myself. It took me […]

He helped me pass FCE exam

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I needed help to pass exam and get better job in UK. I found Rory and I am very happy. He helped me pass FCE exam. This is what I wanted to improve my chances of finding job. We have to wait and see 🙂 but I am hoping. Some parts of FCE are tricky….you […]

FCE Writing Error Correction 8

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes I’ve been only in Tate museum. She know how promote instagram account. She degree second time.   Solutions I’ve only been to the Tate museum. Only is an adverb. Adverbs of frequency normally go between the modal verb and the main verb in […]

FCE Mistakes 11

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes The day are beautiful. We taked the sun to get a tan.   Solutions The day was beautiful. We lay in the sun to get a tan. We don’t say ‘take the sun’ in English. If you do use the word take in […]

FCE Mistakes & Corrections 4

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes It is necessary use winter tyres Some years ago I know the owner We started to do kitesurf together You don’t understand what are you looking for   Solutions It is necessary to use winter tyres – We say ‘necessary to do something’ […]

FCE Error Correction Practice 10

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes He try to learn they language I search the word – for the future When he started go to the future it was the beginning of 19th Century The book say that in the 18th century In the book write that it’s all […]

FCE Error Correction Exercises 7

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes He promotion Daft Punk I very like San Francisco We been in Los Angeles 2 days Kat care of these plants When Russia won Spain I want to visit concert Eric Clapton long time   Solutions He promotes Daft Punk/He is promoting Daft […]

FCE Error Correction Exercises 3

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes We were like 15 To them house You have to concentrate to what you’re doing When i’m with my own The first 2 year This tattoos   Solutions There were 15 of us To their house – You need to use a possessive adjective […]

Exercises FCE | 5 Useful Exercises

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Contents NEW FREE FCE Video Course Use Of English Exercises Exercises FCE – Use of English Part 1 Exercises FCE – Use of English Part 2 Exercises FCE – Use of English Part 3 Exercises FCE – Use of English Part 4 Exercises FCE – Answer Key More FCE Tips & Information How My FCE […]

Everybody should try this….

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What a good teacher! The lessons are surely fantastic!!! I did the Speaking video course and now I am training with private lessons and they are good. I didn’t think to learn so much with an online teacher but I am really happy. Learning at home and the flexible of class times is great. Everybody […]

Error Correction Exercises Cambridge FCE With Answers 9

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes I don’t know how say in English You can study informatic I do a lot of error of grammar You say me There was a lot of windy I would like to live in other city how my sister She work for the […]

English word families and sentence structures | 2 Great Resources

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English word families and sentence structures If you want to learn more about word families and sentence structures in English this page will help you. This information is very useful when learning to speak English. If you know the basics of how the English language works, you will have a good foundation on which to […]

English Errors By Spanish 5

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English errors by Spanish speakers: When the animals have any healthy problems as you can check it’s a book about football how the different do the movement how one team defender or how the other team attack explain you the different problem there are on internet Sevilla attack a lot of for the wing left […]

DO/DOES – Emphasis & Confirmation | 1 FREE Cambridge Course

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In English, people often use the words ‘do’ and ‘does’ to add emphasis or to add confirmation to a sentence so watch out! The verb changes depending on the subject and the verb tense (past, present etc) it is also followed by the bare infinitive form of the following verb. Emphasis – E.g. “This website […]

Common Mistakes At FCE

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Common Mistakes at FCE Exercises | B2 FirstThe Most Common Errors At B2 First 15June 29, 2019Common Errors At FCE 14June 27, 2019The Biggest Mistakes At FCE 13June 24, 2019Biggest Mistakes At B2 First 12June 22, 2019FCE Mistakes 11June 17, 2019FCE Error Correction Practice 10June 15, 2019Error Correction Exercises Cambridge FCE With Answers 9June 12, […]

Common FCE Mistakes and Solutions 6

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes Yesterday I don’t want to go to work We are 6  I don’t cancel the mail (referring to the past) It’s more gradual change of the temperature The gulf current who is coming… The grass is every time green She is treating my […]

Common Errors At FCE 14

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes We are near of the Adriatic Sea. When I will return in office. When I was 25 years.   Solutions We are near to the Adriatic Sea. When I return to the office. Don’t write the word ‘will’ after the word: ‘when’. You […]

Common Errors At B2 First (FCE) 1

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See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below) Mistakes She don’t speak more My youngest son are studying for the exam Superior school A neighbourhood where are lots of cinemas We can to find the… She is scared by the snake Solutions She doesn’t speak much – only use ‘more’ if you […]

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 4

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Mistakes: Now I have 3 partner more I have a lot of mistakes if not see Paul, I see another partner If I get a flat tyre tomorrow, I won’t able to go to work   Solutions: Now I have 3 more partners I make a lot of mistakes. The word ‘mistake’ collocates with the […]

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 3

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Mistakes: The another players were very good They were impolite and rude person She didn’t feel like to go out with the bad weather In front to Wetherspoon Beehive Bar is the third pub we went. Since the first day I have a van It’s important for that reasons My car give me freedom to […]

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 2

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Mistakes: An agency recruit 4 people more the people doesn’t speak a lot with me I think I am old in the house Every time he see me I have 3 partners more, Tom, Dick and Harry. Some weeks I am with them all days. Sometimes I am annoying with them I think is a […]

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 1

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Mistakes: I would like introduce you Paul again she do some mistakes they love learn English she’s thinking in moving to Scotland they was thinking of going I need ask permission to my government the relation between different administration I didn’t know where was that music When people is Polian, Russian Apart of his duties […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 8

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Mistakes: in different occasions the husband of my sister he went with her wife he does a comparison the accuse and the defendant I studied in 6 years a lot of valley Padua is not so bigger than Bergamo Solutions: On different occasions My sister’s husband he went with his wife he makes a comparison […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 7

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Common English Mistakes Italians Make – 21.4.18 Mistakes: too much plans The day next tomorrow one of my best friend That comes in my house You have to wake up her We took a coffee To go in my grandma house After that i have to met my best friend I will met another my […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 6

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Common English Mistakes Italians Make – B2 (FCE) Level – 19.4.18 Grammar Mistakes: One man of this family become Pope Near my house not are truffles of high quality My father don’t work my wife and other friends would study the dance (past) I don’t watch many film in the last 6 months you never […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 4

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Mistakes you can’t do a lot of mistakes -you can read the describe of information don’t is true when I application for this test don’t is necessary a lot people responsability it’s possible to collaboration the area governed from the dolphin   Solutions you can’t make a lot of mistakes *‘Can’ is a modal verb, […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 3

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Mistakes I don’t like celebrate my birthday we are in 3 people there are no strange rumours I do shopping what do I say instead do   Solutions I don’t like celebrating my birthday there are 3 of us there are no strange noises I go shopping what do I say instead OF do   […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 2

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Mistakes smaller than old drone when I go in holiday I take drone with me they don’t see the different between Germany & Poland   Solutions smaller than the old drone when I go on holiday I take the drone with me they don’t see the difference between Germany & Poland   Mistakes depends of […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make 1

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Mistakes Sometimes I lose me in the computer menu You have no problem with virus you can find all that you need you need a pc very power you don’t pay anything on top the laptop you don’t know where are the files with your criterial the menu is not the same to windows my […]

Common English Mistakes Italians Make – 5

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Common English Mistakes Italians Make – 19.4.18 Grammar Mistakes: My mother cooking sausages for dinner. The trains usually 10 or 15 minutes late. I have saw I’m sick since today morning Solutions: My mother is cooking sausages for dinner. The trains are usually 10 or 15 minutes late. I have seen – after the verb […]

Common English Errors Italians Make – 9

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Common English Errors Italians Make: My hobby is see 1 serie tv take 1 or 2 hour for relax this serie tv isn’t for everybody you can see what do you want for my holiday summer the skills necessary for check it? the clime is very wonderful   Solutions: My hobby is watching 1 tv […]

Cambridge English Exam Resources

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Cambridge English Exam Resources This page is full of my recommendations for good books and exercises to help you pass the B2 First Certificate (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) examinations. The Cambridge English exam resources on this page will help you prepare yourself for the exam. If you follow the strategies I teach you on […]