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Islington Centre for English's Director of Studies and Cambridge Examiner, Vanessa Lister BA DELTA, offers the following advice for the Speaking part of the First Certificate English (FCE) exam:"Students must remember to fully answer the question, otherwise they will lose marks.  For example, "What do you think the difference is between watching TV and going to the cinema?  The answer should be exactly what they have asked you! It does not mean, "Which do you prefer...?"  Many students make this mistake and give their preference and don't compare the two.   Also note that the examiner is givin…
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Hi all IELTS course in London students!  Here's a word-or-two of advice:  always aim to book your IELTS exam place 5 weeks in advance.  Places get booked up very quickly and students can be disappointed when they can't get the exam date they want.  Many times students arrive saying something like, "I need an IELTS exam result of 6.0 for next Monday.  Is that possible?"  The answer is often, no, I'm afraid for 2 main reasons:1.  There are no places left at the exam centre of your choice.2.  The student may be currently assessed at an IELTS score of 5.0.  We generally say that it will take an av…
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There's more to an English School than just studying! Social and cultural events are a great way of improving your spoken English, making life-long friends and discovering London's secrets...The Islington Centre for English is about to run an experiment: a Social/Cultural Programme event every day for a month from February 6th!  If students enjoy it and feedback is good, we will continue (we are very hopeful about this and it seems likely).  New social events include club nights, Shakespeare's Globe theatre, London walks, excursions to Oxford, Cambridge & Brighton and loads of other exciti…
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The mean average overall IELTS exam result in 2011 at ICE was an excellent 6.5.  Scores ranged from 5.0 to 8.0 and is based on scores from both evening and day courses.  This is a 0.5 increase on 2010's average score of 6.0 and is great news!  Well done to our IELTS exam course tutors; Aviva, Jan and Heather for their hard work and excellent academic support and, of course, to all our  students.  Next year, Islington Centre for English aims for an average IELTS score of 7.0 on both day and evening courses.Coming soon:  Jan Ball's IELTS exam tip videos.  Watch this space!More IELTS course infor…
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New, revised Legal English evening course for the ILEC exam start date is  September 10th 2012.  The course is 12 weeks in length and runs every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm.  Class size is small, with a maximum of 6 students per class only.  Course tutor is both Law to degree level & CELTA (Cambridge English teaching Certificate) qualified.  This course has limited space, so do apply now to reserve your place. ILEC exams run at the following dates:Exam and feePB/CBReading, Writing, ListeningWindow for SpeakingClosing entry dateResults availableCertificate despat…
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Experience our Business English Courses for a free one-hour taster at 12.15pm and 3.30pm on the 24th January 2011.  Put your name down at reception to reserve your place on this free class with Tara Laing, our Business English trainer.  Students will learn the course contents and participate in sample activities in a variety of business contexts.  We look forward to meeting you!
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New start date for Business English day classes at the Islington Centre for English from 3.30 to 6.30pm is now Monday February 13th.  Students can study 15, 20 (both pure Business English) or 25 lessons (Business English plus language skills workshops) per week.  Maximum class size is 10 students.Students will practice English language in a variety of business contexts such as presentations, phone calls, emailing, pitching a business idea, discussing budgets and writing a business proposal.  All tutors for this course have specialist training and additional qualifications in addition to a CELT…
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The ICE Business English Evening course is now gearing towards the Cambridge BEC Higher & Vantage Exams.  The course runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30 to 8.30pm.  Students can book 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 weeks courses.  The exam dates can be found here: http://www.londoncrestopencentre.com/examinations/exams-dates-and-fees-professional-english.html
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End of school term

Dec 15, 2011
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It has been a wonderful few months with some new teachers, some new students and some new courses (Business English and Legal English to mention two great developments).  Courses finish this Friday 16th December.  Looking forward to seeing you all in January.  For those who have finished their English courses; best of luck back in your home countries with improved language skills!  Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!
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