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Why we love... practising listening with Podcasts

Listening can prove to be one of the most difficult skills to improve, especially for students who don’t live in an English-speaking country. Students sometimes feel nervous or even afraid of listening, perhaps because there are so many accents ...

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Posted on
May 05, 2017
by atlas

Why we love... writing app 'Grammarly'

In our previous post we looked at a great little website that can help you improve your writings 'Write and Improve'. However, as we mentioned, it doesn’t really give you information about why your sentences and vocabulary are wrong. Also, we are ...

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April 11, 2017
by atlas

Why we love... 'Write and Improve.com'

Students who come to Ireland to learn English tend to improve their listening and speaking the most. Certainly developing everyday conversation and fluency skills are the main focus of most of our General English Fluency classes.

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April 06, 2017
by atlas

Atlas Job Shop: Volunteering and Internships

Volunteering and internships are two jobs paths to consider. While they tend not to be paid, they do allow you to spend time practising your English skills in an English-speaking environment, and also give you some valuable work experience that ... Continued
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March 31, 2017
by Atlas Language School

Why we love... online learning tool 'Quizlet'

Learning and retaining vocabulary can be quite difficult for a lot of people. Also, when you get to higher levels of English, it can be more difficult to retain vocabulary that is not so common. Continued
Posted on
March 23, 2017
by atlas

IELTS Listening: How to Improve your Listening

The IELTS Listening exam can be very difficult. In the exam, students have to listen to both monologues (a single person talks for a period of time) and dialogues (two people discussing a topic or having a conversation). The exam will be testing ... Continued
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March 11, 2017
by Atlas Language School

IELTS Reading: Read Often, Read Widely

The IELTS Reading paper can prove to be the trickiest part of the whole exam. You are given three texts to read and you will be asked questions from a variety of different question types - from multiple choice questions to the dreaded True / ... Continued
Posted on
March 09, 2017
by Atlas Language School

Atlas Job Shop: Talking about previous Jobs

If it’s your first time applying for a job in an English speaking country, you may have never talked about your previous work experience in English.  Also, when writing your CV in English, you have to make sure you write the job roles you did in ...

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Posted on
February 27, 2017
by Atlas Language School

IELTS Writing Task 1: An Overview

The IELTS Writing Task 1 asks you to write a summary of at least 150 words about some visual information, usually in the form of a graph or chart. You will need to pick out the main features and describe and compare the data given.

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Posted on
February 24, 2017
by Atlas Language School

Atlas Job Shop: PPS Number and Taxes

What is a PPS number, how much can you work in Ireland, what are you entitled to, how much do you have to pay in taxes - all these are questions that arise when you find your first job in Ireland. In this post we will tackle these questions so ... Continued
Posted on
February 20, 2017
by Atlas Language School

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