IELTS on the web!!

Here are a list of websites that we recommend you check out for your own personal preparation for the IELTS.  Please post any other sites that you have found useful.  The more we can add to the list the better. http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/index.php http://www.testpreppractice.net/IELTS/Default. … Read more

Practise your listening and vocabulary using songs!

If you would like ideas on how to improve your English outside the classroom in a fun and interactive way, you should try http://www.lyricstraining.com/! You can choose from three levels of difficulty and there are many different songs with their music videos. All you do is listen and fill in the bl … Read more

Why are people in London wearing poppies?

Have you noticed people wearing and selling poppies in and around London? Do you know why? The week before 11 November, you’ll see people on the TV and in the streets wearing a poppy. Poppies are red flowers which are worn to show others that you are remembering those who died for their countr … Read more

Election Day 2010!

Its an important day in the world of politics today folks, with the General Election being held across the UK. Millions of voters will be choosing who THEY want to elect as our Prime Minister. The three main parties are the Conservatives (the blues), Labour (the reds) and the Liberal Democrats (the … Read more

To blog or not to blog – that is the question!

By Sarah Goodyear As you are looking at the EC London blog page, you know that we have a school blog! But do you actually know what blog means? www.dictionary.com defines the noun as “a personal web site that provides updated headlines and news articles of other sites that are of interest to the use … Read more

Postcode personalities: you are where you live

I read a very interesting article today in The Times newspaper which  suggested that people from certain areas within the UK share certain personality characteristics. For example, Londoners were said to be more open and extrovert but less friendly than other parts of Britain, whereas people from th … Read more

April 1st – will YOU be fooled?

Tomorrow is the first day of April, a day we also call “April Fools‘ Day”. It is quite common for people to play jokes on others, tell lies or generally be a bit silly. There is usually a story in the newspaper or on the radio which sounds unbelievable – and it probably is! B … Read more

If you like music, you’ll love this website!

I was reading The Sunday Times today and read an article about Spotify, a website which is like a music library or a jukebox. It has only been around for a month and it is already very popular with music lovers. I had heard about it from two of my colleagues but until today had not tried it myself. … Read more