Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood. Mother’s Day is an American invention and is celebrated the world over in many different countries, sometimes on different days. In Britain it is celebrated on March the 10th compared to South Korea where it is on May 8th. Father’s day is also included! When is Mother’s Day in your country? What do you buy your parents? Do you have any other special days that you celebrate? Some countries have Children’s Day and even a Teachers day! Did you know: The UK has fewer public holidays than any other European country Before 1871 only Christmas day and Good Friday were official holidays for everyone There are now 8 bank holidays in Britain How many public or special days do you have in your country? Is Mother’s Day the most special?
This March, we will see Punting return to the EC Cambridge activity programme! What better way to spend a Morning than a relaxing punt ride down the River Cam. Or you can have a go at doing it yourself. You get to see so many amazing things, on the River and get a completely differnet view of Cambridge! So when you have a break from your English Classes in Cambridge, why not join us for this relaxing activity!
Just a reminder that we have some very special VIP tickets for Lola Lo and Ballare night clubs in Cambridge. We also have tickets for Fez Club and Nusha. So if you want to let your hair down whilst studying at EC Language School in Cambridge, see Mike and buy your tickets! Its also a great way to practice your English after classes and make new friends of all differnet nationality and cultures!
How many words do you think you know in English? 100? 1000? 5000? The English dictionary has approximately 80,000 words, yet English native speakers probably use around 15,000 to 20,000 of them. It’s possible to survive in an English speaking country if you know around 1000 words, from booking hotels, ordering in restaurants to making everyday conversation. EC language school Cambridge, wants you to expand your knowledge. Take a look at the following situations and decide what the best answer is, but be careful! One is correct, one is rude/impolite and one is grammatically wrong. You’re at a restaurant. The waiter has brought you chicken but you asked for duck. What could you say? A: I didn’t ask chicken, I ask duck B: I don’t want this chicken! C: I ordered duck, not chicken 2. You’re on holiday and you’re trying to find the train station. You stop a stranger in the street. What do you say? A: You! Tell me where the station is. B: How I get to station? C: Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the station? IF you’re having problems, why not ask a friend or your teacher, and discuss which you think are rude, grammatically incorrect and why. Good luck!
So below is the activity programme for March at EC Cambridge! I am pleased to announce that Punting will make its first appearance of the year! So when you have a break from your English course at EC Cambridge, why not take this oppurtunity to see more of Cambridge, practice your English, make friends and have a bit of fun! If you are not already a student, why not check out our main website, or pop in and see us! http://www.ecenglish.com/school-locations/learn-english-in-cambridge
At EC Cambridge we don’t just provide English Classes. Our mission is ‘helping students suceed in a global community’. So when are group from Turkey offered to host an evening of food and dancing, we couldn’t say no! So after their English Classes they cooked and prepared some food and taught us some traditional Turkish dancing! It was a great evening and every one really enjoyed themselves. Take a look at the photos below!
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday we have extra english classes for our current students. As well as this we offer a free activity programme. We visit some of the colleges, go Punting down the River, see some museums and visit some amazing attractions like Cambridge Botanical Gardens. So if you are looking for a Language School in Cambridge that gives you extra help and the chance to meet new people whilst having some fun, look no further!
EC Cambridge has managed to get hold of some tickets for Aston Villa vs Manchester City. The tickets cost just £42 and include all coach transportation and of course the match ticket! See Mike to book your place and hurry as places are filling up fast!
Are planning to further your English studies in the UK? Don’t know which English university to choose? Need some advice? Then help is at hand! EC is offering students the opportunity to talk to EduGold. But who is EduGold? EduGold provides a careers service for international students. They help students: • who are planning to study at a UK university who would like further information on where to study • who would like full support throughout the application procedure to study at a UK University • who need supporting application documentation to be translated • who need help creating a CV in English • who would like some support and guidance throughout the process of getting a professional job • who would like to arrange an internship to gain valuable work experience in the UK (EU passport holders only) • who would like advice on where to get a temporary job whilst studying in the UK (EU passport holders only) EduGold also provide tailor-made courses for individuals and groups who are looking for specialized courses to progress their international students in specific areas of study, locations and timetables. If this interests you, EC has organised for an EduGold agent to visit EC every month, offering advice for students who are studying at EC Cambridge. If you’d like to know more, please contact Mike in the computer room, or Kavita at the Guildhall school.
What’s the first thing you do every day? Brush your teeth? Have a shower? Watch TV? NO! The first thing you do every day in English is a phrasal verb! Phrasal verbs are very common in every day English. It’s possible that an English speaker might use 30 to 50 in a day! They are very important to know and important for your studies. At EC, we feel it’s important that students try to learn as many as possible, so students speak as natives do. Here are some typical morning actions. See if you can put them in an order that’s true for you. Turn on the radio Turn off the radio Put on your seat belt Set off at 7.30 am Get up and make the bed Get in your car Put on your clothes Have a shower Wake up at 6.30am Lock the door Lay in bed for a short time If you’re having problems, why not look up the phrasal verbs in a good dictionary or check online.