What you need to know about the Cambridge C1 Advanced speaking test The C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge 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
Cambridge exam classes starting soon
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
A taste of kiwi
Written by: Thomas, an FCE student at Languages InternationalKevin Rose preparing for his bungy jump in New Zealand last year Some of the most popular places to visit in New Zealand are the Northland, Rotorua,Queenstown and Milford Sound.In the Northland there are the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga and the 90 miles beach.In the Bay of Islands, you
“It’s actually the best time of my life”
Written by: Patrizia, a student at Languages International Ahipara Bay, Northland, New Zealand I’ve been studying here [at Languages International] for two months and I’m really enjoying my time. I’ve already gone through many experiences and it’s actually the best time of my life.Last weekend, I drove up towards Northland. Those four days were amazing,
Written by: an FCE student at Languages International Let’s go and grab some lunch! Certainly you all know that feeling: you put all your effort in your English studies but at the end of the morning class all you can think about is FOOD!!!A nice place to satisfy your appetite is the Uni food court,
Should I stay or should I go?
Written by: Lucy, an FCE student at Languages International These days, it is generally said that going to an English speaking country is an effective way of studying English. However, some people argue that it can result in disadvantages as well as benefits. Personally, I think learning a language overseas outweigh the drawbacks. To begin with,
How to be a geek
Written by: Sarah, an FCE student at Languages InternationalThe aim of this report is to present how your vocabulary knowledge can be improved efficiently.Suggestions• You could focus on studying phrasal verbs and collocations. In the Learning Centre there is a very helpful resource book called Essential Idioms in English. It provides plenty of sentences which you use
Top 5 Must Dos in NZ
Written by: May Ann’s FCE class at Languages InternationalGoat Island ReserveWell, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts and welcome to our top 5 places. You should visit them while you are in New Zealand. We promise that they will spice up your life.Goat IslandFor all sea life enthusiasts, Goat Island is an extraordinary spot where
Is it really better to study English in a native-speaking country?
Written by: Joe Park, an FCE student at Languages InternationalPeople have argued about studying English in native speaking countries. Although some people believe it is a waste of time and money, my opinion is that it has more advantages than drawbacks.To begin with, some people insist students don’t have to go to foreign countries to
Yummy food to die for!
Written by: Martina, an FCE student at Languages InternationalDo you have problems with choosing places to eat? Here are some options where you can eat nice, cheap and delicious food:Domino’s:In this pizza fast-food corner you can have very good pizzas and fresh oven-baked sandwiches. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the meals are only $5.90. You can find