Whilst everywhere homes are beginning to get ready for Christmas, in the USA there is one very important holiday beforehand, Thanksgiving. It is celebrated on the last Thursday of November, and this year it is on the 23rd.
The traditional story behind Thanksgiving is that when the first settlers came to America in 1620 they suffered a terrible winter, finding the climate difficult and struggling to produce food. The following Spring, the local Native American tribe helped t
Series to watch: The Crown A great series to watch to practise your English is ‘The Crown’. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch (currently 65 years) and is an icon of the United Kingdom. The series ‘The Crown’ tells the story of her sudden accession to the throne at the young age of 25, and shows the subsequent four years where she learnt to acclimatise to rule. It also tells the story of other famous historical figures such as prime minister Winston Ch
Hello, I’m Daisy, a new teacher at West One. I’m from England and grew up in a small village near Cambridge; my family now live in Cornwall by the sea in the South-West of England. One of my biggest passions is reading and I studied a degree in English and Classical Studies, and then a Masters in English literature. I love travelling too, and have been to many places including: Morocco, Namibia, India, Australia, America and New Zealand. I’ve always had an aspiration to try l
Sleep, eat and be on time! Listen to or speak some English before your oral exam. Avoid typical mistakes (simpatic=nice, camping=campsite, university career=degree) Study useful writing phrases before the exam. In writing, check you’ve answered the question and used paragraphs. Watch the time in the reading comprehension. Re-read the gap-fill listening to make sure it makes sense. For Use of English, go back at the end of the exam and read it again. Remember the word formatio
JK Rowling has done it again! An excellent story with lots of imagination captivates you from the first minute. The story is about witches and wizards in New York 70 years before Harry Potter is at Hogwarts. Fantastic Beasts is the story of Newt Scamander who is writing a book about fantastic animals around the world. The special effects are brilliant! The animals are sometimes strange, sometimes scary (a veces da miedo) and sometimes cute. When evil forces destroy the buildi