7 ways to ace your Cambridge CAE Speaking Test

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What you need to know about the Cambridge Advanced speaking test The CAE speaking test has 4 parts and lasts 15 minutes (about 23 minutes for a group of 3). You will take the test with another candidate and both you and your partner will be given an equal opportunity to speak. Part 1 is

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Cambridge exam classes starting soon

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Starting on 19th March 2018, Languages International is running twelve-week, intensive Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE courses at our school in Auckland, New Zealand. Languages International’s Cambridge exam preparation classes are great for improving your everyday communication in English, and the Cambridge English tests are internationally recognised. Languages International is one of few schools around that can provide

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Michael on graduation day.

Congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on gaining his second Master’s degree!

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A huge congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on his recent graduation from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – MA(TESOL)! This is Michael’s second Master’s degree. The first was a Master of Arts with Honours in English. Michael has also

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Brian, the school cat, and his Kiwi friend

Brian – our much loved school cat

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I’m not sure if it is true but I believe one of the gardening staff found a small black and white cat one day, in Albert Park. One of the park staff had recently died and his name was Brian so the staff named the small cat Brian, in that man’s memory. They looked after

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All that we share: students make videos on the theme of ‘Community’ See their short films.

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The Advanced General English class had been learning language for discussing and sharing ideas. To put into practice what they had learned, I assigned a collaborative group project in which the students created films that explore the idea of community. The lesson started with students discussing what comes to mind when they think about “community”.

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New Zealand Road Trip

🌌 “Bésame Mucho” trip 🌠

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Our student Kyotaro Ishikawa from Japan writes about a trip he took with a group of friends from all around the world that he met at Languages International. Enter Kyotaro: Do you know the Spanish expression “Bésame Mucho”? I went to Cape Reinga from 10 to 12 November with my friends. It’s the northernmost tip

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LI Students Travel to Mount Maunganui

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It is always wonderful to see students making friends with students from other countries. It is such a great opportunity for them to practise their English together and to learn about each other’s cultures. These photos are from a trip that a group of friends from 6 different countries took together recently. One of the

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Filming the school in Auckland, New Zealand

Students make videos with the theme ‘What if…’ See their creations.

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One of the videos made by Kate’s students on the theme of ‘What if…’   Another of the videos made by Kate’s students on the theme of ‘What if…’   The Upper Intermediate students made short videos to show the experiences and possibilities international students have when they study English at Languages International in New Zealand.

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Ann did CELTA in Auckland

Where are they now? What our CELTA graduates are doing: Ann

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Ann is teaching in New Zealand. 1 Where are you teaching at the moment? I recently finished my teaching contract in Wellington at MCLaSS: Multicultural Learning and Support Services teaching refugees and migrants. I have now moved back to Auckland, looking forward to continuing my career in teaching ESOL. Since finishing my contract with MCLaSS,

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Learn English in New Zealand and eat pavlova

A delicious end to the term: Pavlova Decorating Competition

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At the end of last term, Sally’s Lower Intermediate General English class had a pavlova decorating competition. Pavlova is a traditional New Zealand dessert. In the competition, there were four teams. Their teacher Sally gave each team half a pavlova, cream, kiwifruit, strawberries, and some chocolate buttons. Their job was to make their pavlova look

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