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Real English Greetings

Informal British Real English greetings:
1) Hiya! (Meaning: ‘Hi’)
2) Alright? (Meanings: either ‘Hello!’ or ‘How are you?’)
Common answer 1: I’m alright thanks! Y’alright?
Common answer 2: Alright?’ (Depending on the situation, it can just mean ‘Hi!’ so you don’t need to state if you are okay or not :-))
3) How you doing? (Meaning: How are you?)
4) What’ve you been up to today? (Meaning: What have you been doing today in general)
Common answer: ‘I’ve just been at work … nothing special!’

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Cambridge Real English Intensive: May 17-30th-Schedule

Please come and join in our Cambridge1English Real English intensive course in Cambridge 17th – 30th May. I can’t wait … can you?! 🙂

Have a look at our Schedule!

Book with a friend and both get £100 off!

Cambridge1English Real English is an intensive course of twenty 50-minute classes per week, for either one or two weeks accompanied by a rich timetable of trips, activities and events which provide more practice opportunities as well as fun.

The schedule is unique in that there is a class every day dedicated to:
-Colloquialisms, slang and phrasal verbs,
-Vocabulary or grammar the way native speakers use it,
-Pronunciation and accent reduction,
-Handling situations.

Benefits:
-Maximum group size: 8
-A free audio progress report is provided for each student.
-Visits are arranged to e.g. London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ely, various museums/galleries. Special social/cultural events are also organised (visits and events may incur extra costs though we do several free, educational and fun activities around Cambridge too!)

Please note:
-Cambridge1English does not have an academy building – we hire premises.
-Although occasional refreshments are provided by Cambridge1English, accommodation, day-to-day food, transport including airport transport, ticket entry costs and other living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Contact us to book if you have any questions 🙂

 

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Pronunciation Workout for the Day: Contractions 1

Use contractions e.g. ‘I’m’ (not ‘I am’) and ‘she’s got’ (not ‘she has got’) and transform how natural you sound. This is just a quickie 1-minute recording for you to listen to and repeat. Try recording yourself into your phone and listening back. Compare your pronunciation with the MP3. Check: Are your vowel sounds as powerful?

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Real English: City – one week in January

Real English: City intensive courses provide active and essential English sessions in Cambridge for adults. All the sessions are about British culture and every day there are two indoor sessions and one ‘out and about’ session in the city of Cambridge.

Real English: City is an intensive course of fifteen sessions in one week 10am-3pm. Every day, there are two indoor sessions and one outdoor session in the city of Cambridge (See below).

By the end of each day, you will be able to talk about, express opinions on and show your friends, family and colleagues interesting things regarding Britain, Cambridge and its people. 

-Lots of new vocabulary, expressions and sentences
-Lots of speaking and listening
-Some reading and writing
-Lots of help expressing yourself in discussions
-Even more personal error correction!

-Paper materials containing all the key language from each session are provided to take home

Day 1: History & geography of Cambridge
Day 2: British culture
Day 3: British education in Cambridge
Day 4: English comedy and joke telling
Day 5: Storytelling and drama in English

Free audio progress report!

To see their progress, all students who complete a whole week’s course get a free audio progress report. A 3-4 minute audio recording is recorded at both the start and on completion of the course and an error correction report is provided.

Let’s talk!

Message me to organise a free 20-minute Skype chat to discuss your needs or check out our website for more information about the course, costs and course dates. Sign up a friend too and get 10% off both your course bookings (complete week bookings)!

Real English: City – Day 1

Monday, Jan 23, 2017, 10:00 AM

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ
28 Chesterton Road Cambridge, GB

3 Students Went

Day 1: History & geography of CambridgeReal English: City is an intensive course of fifteen sessions a week. Every day, there are two indoor sessions and one outdoor session in the city of Cambridge.By the end of each day, you will be able to talk about, express opinions on and show your friends, family and colleagues interesting things regarding…

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Taster Accent and Business English sessions in December

Pronunciation & Accent Transformation for Non-Native Speakers – Free

Friday, Dec 16, 2016, 1:30 PM

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ
28 Chesterton Road Cambridge, GB

9 Students Went

Pronunciation & Accent Transformation for Non-Native Speakers – 90 minutes -FreeDiscover some of the secrets to achieving a natural, native-like English accent.https://youtu.be/7aiadfnxUNAPronunciation & Accent Reduction Transformation includes a seminar in which you are given some of the key secrets behind native British English-sounding speech…

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Business Interactions for Non-Native Speakers – Free

Friday, Dec 16, 2016, 3:30 PM

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ
28 Chesterton Road Cambridge, GB

4 Students Went

Business Interactions for Non-Native Speakers – 80 minutes – FreeWe look at the story of a company which is famous for a good, bad or unique reason, for example Amazon, BP or perhaps a company with particularly strong ethics. Their story is the starting point for our discussions and you receive a business-related task to tackle in English.The sem…

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Advanced Pronuncition & Accent: Noticing weak sounds

To try to create a recording which contained natural, hesitant, fast speech features, I asked myself a spontaneous question and recorded my answer. I didn’t plan what I would say. The result is a lot of ‘a lot of’s! 🙂 Look at the transcript and try mimicking the weak, fast words and phrases in bold. Record yourself and compare with mine. How do your weak phrases sound different from mine?

How Cambridge Has Changed_Transcript

 

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Real English intensive courses starting this summer!

Cambridge1English is very excited about our intensive Real English courses here in Cambridge!

This course is something special! It’s designed and written by Cambridge1English to give students the true language they will experience every day while visiting or studying and working in England.

The intensive course of twenty 50-minute classes per week, for one or two weeks accompanied by a rich timetable of trips, activities and events which provide more practice opportunities as well as fun.

The schedule is unique in that there is a class every day dedicated to:

  • Colloquialisms, slang and phrasal Verbs,
  • Vocabulary or grammar the way native speakers use it,
  • Pronunciation and accent reduction,
  • Handling challenging situations.

We also give every student a free personal audio progress report! 

Read more or contact us now!