Category Archives: Writing

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS

HERE ARE SOME QUOTATIONS ABOUT READING. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEM? “Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.” Bell Hooks “Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an … Continue reading

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PRACTISE COMPLAINT LETTERS

Practise complaint letters. Use the following web pages. They’re extremely useful! –COMPLAINT LETTERS 1: here you’ll find many samples of the most common complaint letters. Then go down on the page and you’ll see tens of FILL-IN-THE-GAP exercises. Try them!! … Continue reading

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LETTERS, LETTERS!!!

Here is a very useful web page for you to improve your writing of formal and informal letters and e-mails. You’ll find many different samples of texts which will surely be useful to you, as well as some helpful advice. Take … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR A JOB

Looking for a job in the Anglo-Saxon world is a very different experience from the one we are accustomed to in Spain. For a start, there isn´t the same concept of becoming a civil servant and having a job for … Continue reading

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Discourse markers

 Some words and phrases help to develop ideas and relate them to one another. These kinds of words and phrases are often called discourse markers. There are a large number of discourse markers. Here are a few of the most … Continue reading

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How to maximize your exam writing

Think about what the question is actually asking. What are you expected to include in your answer? What material will be relevant? The most common complaint from markers is that the student didn’t answer the question. 1. Prove that you … Continue reading

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Book/Film Reviews

Watching a film or reading a book are always extremely pleasant experiences. But what about writing a review on them? I know you must all think it is a really tough activity but if you practice writing reviews on a … Continue reading

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