Tagged: English as a second language

Do YOU need the Cambridge First Certificate?

Hey there!!!

How are you? We have got a question for you…

viejecitaHave you been wondering if YOU need the Cambridge First Certificate?

Check out these 5 reasons to take the First Certificate Exam!

1. Over 4,000,000 million people take one of the Cambridge examinations every year.

The rest spend their time playing solitaire.

2. Did you know, that the number of people who speak English as a second language, already exceeds the number of native English speakers?

I guess Esperanto was not needed after all. I bet the creator is now looking for an English teacher…

3. It is estimated that over 55% of web pages are written in English.

The rest are written in Chinese.  Chinese has about FIVE different tones for each word…sounds much easier right?

4. 75% of information from different media (books, newspapers, radio, television, etc. ) is written in English.

How well informed are you?

5. The First Certificate is accepted by more than 13,500  universities, companies and institutions worldwide.

But my grandmother doesn’t need it, do YOU?

We are talking about this at https://www.facebook.com/NowFirstCertificate, join us and meet other people from around the world who also need the Cambridge First Certificate and their reasons why!  🙂

Can’t wait to hear from you!

The NOWSquad


Living The Walking Dead

walking dead 4Hello there,

How are you today?

Watching films and TV is a very good practice to improve your English.

Nowadays the genre of TV series has reached a cinematographic level that, in some cases, is higher than Hollywood’s best films.

I love watching TV series, do you? Do you have a favorite one?

We could talk about TV series as a way to practice your English comprehension and expression, couldn’t we?

Let me tell you about one of my favorites…

I do not like zombies, but I love The Walking Dead!

To me there is a lot more to it than just a bunch of horrible zombies and the very disgusting scenes they are involved in.

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Someone to look up to


How are you?malala_yousafzai

Do you remember Malala Yousafzai?

She is the Pakistani school girl, and education activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last year, because she was not afraid to speak up! Malala speaks up to defend girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, as well as, children’s education worldwide.

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To use (something) up

Hello there!

How are you today?

Are you green?  Do you worry about the environment and try to take better care of our natural resources?

We believe that we should all start taking better care of our planet and be careful not to use all our natural resources up

Today you are going to learn about the phrasal verb to use something up.

To use something up means to use all of what you have or your supply, of something.

It is a separable phrasal verb and let me give you an example:

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Let’s stand by the world…

Playing for changeHello,

How are you today?

To stand by is a phrasal verb

You can stand by someone which means to be loyal to someone who is in a difficult situation.

You can also stand by something and this means to continue to have a particular belief or opinion regardless of what other people may think.

So, how about if we all stand by the world and the belief that there can be peace all over…

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Bring or take?

Bring or take?Hello there,

How are you? Are you enjoying the summer?

One thing we love doing during the summer is camping.

Do you like camping? It is very nice once you are there, but getting ready to go camping can be quite a lot of work and that’s the part I do not like…

There are so many things to bring.

Or should I say to take?

Well, deciding when to use to bring or to take is not as difficult as it seems. It all depends on whether you are going or not, and this is what you are going to learn today.

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The unluckiest man alive?

Erik NorrieHello there,

How are you?

Have you heard about Erik Norrie? He has recently been called the unluckiest man alive, but is he really?

Erick Norrie is a 40 year-old fireman from Florida who was recently attacked by a shark…  He is fine, no worries. He is in hospital and will need surgery on his leg but he will be OK.

This incident alone would not have made him earn being called the World’s Unluckiest Man by  Fox News, but he has been through a series of very unfortunate events.

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