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December 13, 2013

Exhausted Students!


This is one of our IELTS groups after some intensive work!
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 11:26 AM GMT | Comments (0)

November 27, 2013

Phrase of the Week


- Fair Enough -

Definition:
What you say when you initially disagree with another's opinion or behaviour, but after hearing their explanation you can now see their point of view. Something that you say in order to show that you understand why someone has said or done something. In conclusion, it is not a nasty thing said to close a conversation but another way to say ok.

Second meaning: to express something that is acceptable, admissible.

Synonym:
Okay; that's reasonable; I agree; I understand.

Example sentences:
Well, if you want to go on your own that's fair enough.

I totally can't get over how wild you are......fair enough

Resources:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fair+enough
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fair%20enough
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 12:36 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 19, 2013

Phrase of the Week


- You're kidding? -

Definition:
Asking someone if he/ she is joking or if he/ she is not serious.
When you are kidding, you are just joking around with somebody; you say something that has not to be taken seriously. Teasing or speaking for fun, to be facetious.

Synonyms:
You're joking? You're teasing? You're laughing?

Synonym of kidding: funning; teasing; jesting; joking; rallying

Example sentences:
You're kidding yourself if you think you're going to teach them anything else.
Are you going to the end of the year party in jeans? You are kidding?

Resources:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=just%20kidding
http://dictionary.babylon.com/you're_kidding/
http://www.reference.com/example-sentences/kidding
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 1:16 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 15, 2013

Phrase of the week


- You'll get over it -

DEFINITION
Used for telling someone to stop worrying, complaining, or being upset about something.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES
Don't worry, you'll get over your exam.
Her finance broke up with her but she'll get over it with time!

A. Oh, no..I feel air-sick!
B. Don't worry you'll get over it when the plane lands!

SYNONYMS
You'll do it. You'll overcome it. You'll pass it.

RESOURCES
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/get-over
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I'll%20get%20over%20it
http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/phrasal-verb-get-over
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 4:27 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 6, 2013

Phrase of the week


- We have a lot in common -

Definition:

Describing people with the same/ similar qualities, interest, etc. To share interests, experiences, or other characteristics with someone.

Synonyms:

Share something with
Belong to an idea with

Example sentences:

We don't really have much in common.
I like to spend my time with you because we have a lot in common.

Resources:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/common_5?q=have+in+common
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/have+in+common
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 1:14 PM GMT | Comments (0)

November 5, 2013

- Guy Fawkes Night/ Bonfire Night -


BONFIRE NIGHT, GUY FAWKES NIGHT WHAT IS IT?

An annual commemoration observed on 05 November in Great-Britain.

On 05 November 1605, Guy Fawkes, a Catholic, was arrested for trying to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and blowing up Parliament, by putting explosives under the House of Lords. He didn�??t succeed and was arrested and executed for treason.

Even though the true story behind the celebration is serious and sad, Bonfire Night is traditionally celebrated as a night of fun and fireworks and Guy Fawkes has come to symbolise the anti-establishment protest movement. The Guy Fawkes mask is worn by protestors around the world and the story inspired the graphic novel and film, V-for-Vendetta.
Guy Fawkes Mask

You can find more information about this traditional celebration on http://www.bonfirenight.net/:

WHERE TO GO FOR BONFIRE NIGHT IN LEEDS?

Roundhay Park hosts the city�??s biggest bonfire
Bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm
Fireworks will start at 8.00pm

In the following parks Bonfires and Fireworks will be displayed:
Bramley Park
East End Park
Middleton Park
Springhead Park (Rothwell)
Woodhouse Moor
Bonfires will be lit at 7.00pm
Fireworks will start at 7.30pm

Also at Kirkstall Abbey.
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November 1, 2013

cakes, cakes, cakes


Hello again students!

On Friday 8th November, I would like to invite you to a coffee morning and bake sale. There will be cakes available to buy and all the money will be used for the shoe box appeal. You will also have the opportunity to meet other students and practice your English!

It will take place in Room 3 from 11 ?? 12. I look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you,
Cat
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 5:32 PM GMT | Comments (0)

Shoe Box wrapping! - HELP NEEDED!


As you know I am running the shoe box appeal this year and many of you have already contributed with some fantastic gifts. Thank you for this. I am now looking for some wonderful volunteers to help me wrap the shoe boxes before we send them to the children. This will take place on Thursday 7th November at 3.30pm (after class). You can stay for as long as you want and there will be snacks provided!

If you are able to help, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you!
Cat
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October 31, 2013

Special Screening of 'Nosferatu' at Kirkstall Abbey


Dear Students
There will be a special outdoor projection of the film 'Nosferatu' at Kirkstall Abbey tonight (31 October 2013) at 6.00pm. There will also be another film later. For tickets and prices please contact Kirskstall Abbey:


http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Kirkstall-Abbey.aspx

Kind regards,
Leeds Language College Ltd.
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 12:50 PM GMT | Comments (0)

Phrase of the week


- Can I have a word with you? -

Definition:

Have a word with someone = to have a conversation with someone, usually about something serious or important.

Synonyms:

Speak with, discuss a problem with

Example sentences:

- May I have a word with you about your son's behavior?
- He had a word with James to explain the problem to him.

Resources:

http://www.idiomquest.com/learn/idiom/have-a-word/
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/have+a+word+with
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 12:47 PM GMT | Comments (0)

October 24, 2013

Phrase of the week


- I'll be in touch -

Definition:
If you get in touch with someone, you contact them by writing to them or telephoning them. If you are, keep, or stay in touch with them, you write, phone, or visit each other regularly.
If you are in touch with a subject or situation, or if someone keeps you in touch with it, you know the latest news or information about it. If you are out of touch with it, you do not know the latest news or information about it.

Example sentences:
Send me an e-mail = Please keep in touch !
I will have to see other candidates, but don??t worry we??ll be in touch.
I have stayed in touch with my childhood friends.

Synonyms:
I??ll keep in touch, stay in touch

Resources:
http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/i%20'll%20be%20in%20touch%20with%20you
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 11:38 AM BST | Comments (0)

October 19, 2013

Cambridge Examination Entries December 2013


Dear Students
If you are interested in taking the Cambridge K.E.T, P.E.T, F.C.E, C.A.E and C.P.E in December 2013, you must submit your application next week, by 24th October 2013.
Any applications made after this date will be late entries and will cost £20 more.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website on the following page:

http://www.leedslanguagecollege.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=2


Kind regards,
Leeds Language College Ltd.
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 10:23 AM BST | Comments (0)
Tags: cambridge, esol, exams

October 18, 2013

Phrase of the week


- Calm down -

Definition:
Become quiet. To stop feeling upset, excited or angry.

Example sentences:
*I was angry at first but later I calmed down.
*She was crying but after a few minutes she calmed down.
*The men in the street were fighting but when the police came they calmed down.

Synonyms:
To relax, to take it easy, to keep cool

Sources:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/calm-sb-down
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/calm+down
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 1:46 PM BST | Comments (0)

October 9, 2013

Conference Held at Leeds Language College Ltd.


Dear Students
On Saturday 5th October 2013, a very important conference was held at Leeds Language College Ltd.

It was the English UK North Academic Conference, which takes place every year. This year Leeds Language College was chosen as the venue because Leeds is a good location for a conference. The organisers were also impressed with our college, offices and the rooms we had available for the conference.

Approximately 100 delegates attended the conference. These were English teachers and academic directors from other colleges in England, as well as publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Pearson Longman and Macmillian and representatives from universities and other educational organisations.

Three of our teachers - Clare Voke, Catherine Wilson and Stephanie Sanger were able to give a very informative presentation on teaching with new technologies. The audience enjoyed the talk and gave very positive feedback after the training sessions.

Here is a link to some photographs from the conference:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151880724744431.1073741838.237510424430&type=3

Kind regards,
Leeds Language College Ltd.
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September 27, 2013

Photos - York Trip


Dear Students

Here is a link to some photos from the trip to York on 20th September 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151854838514431.1073741836.237510424430&type=1

The students and teachers enjoyed the trip.

Kind regards,
Leeds Language College Ltd.
Posted by      LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD at 10:17 AM BST | Comments (0)
Tags: york



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