There is only one thing being talked about in Scotland at the moment, and that is the result of the independence referendum on the 18th of September. On the morning of the 19th, we will know if Scotland has chosen to go it alone or remain part of the UK.
Regardless of personal opinion, it is extremely important to understand how we have arrived at this point and discuss the possibilities. So, we have put together a class all about the history before the referendum with lots of great videos and a selection of useful vocabulary.
These resources are also great for teachers to download if you'd like to use them with your class.
As always, our materials are 100% free, we just ask that you share them with your friends!
You can find the downloadable material at the top of the blog, just click for the PDF, and you can find the videos listed below.
Whatever happens on the 19th, the debate so far has been peaceful, respectful, intelligent and eye-opening. Here at The Edinburgh Experience we think that spirit will continue regardless of the result. What do you think the result will be? Leave us a comment!
Looking for English classes? Our academic year has started in Edinburgh, have a look HERE for more information.
For our ADVANCED class, you can find the 1979 referendum and mine closure videos at this link, along with a great summary of our recent history
Video of Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond
For the INTERMEDIATE level you can find the YES campaign video here
And the video from the NO campaign
Hello and welcome back! We hope that you had a wonderful summer. We certainly did, our courses were a great success and all our students had a fantastic time! Have a look on our Facebook page HERE to see photos and videos of all the exciting activities we did!
For our first blog entry of the new academic year we've chosen a really common problem for students from all languages; how to use the structure "have got" correctly.
As usual, please download the PDF then listen to the audio. You can find the answers, exercises and a more detailed explanation all FOR FREE!!! And why not share it with a friend? ;)
Also, if you are in Madrid then why not come along to our regular conversation classes. From prices starting from only 45E a month (yes, ONLY 45E!) get the highest quality teaching for all levels to help you improve your fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation and confidence. More information at www.speakenglishmadrid.com
What would you like to see as our next blog post? Please leave us some comments for this year!
Until next time!
The Edinburgh Experience Team
Have you always had problems with gerunds and infinitves? Well don't worry! We're here to help!
Please download our PDF where you will find a question sheet. First of all, test your knowledge. Try to answer the questions, then listen to the audio and check.
The answers are on page 2. There is also a summary of the most important points of gerunds and infinitives on page 3 for you to keep!
And as an extra special present we have recorded a list of the most common verbs which take gerund and infinitive. You can dowload this FOR FREE and take it with you everywhere you go, the perfect way to learn them all!
Our course dates for this year have all been finalised and you can find all the information here on our website. Remember that space on our course is limited so please book early to make sure you get your place!
We wish you a very happy Easter and hope you enjoy your well-deserved break! See you in the spring for more blogging!
The Edinburgh Experience Team
Happy New Year from The Edinburgh Experience! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and that you're ready for your best year ever learning English!
For our first blog entry of 2013 we are going to be talking about New Year's resolutions. A New Year's resolution is a decision you make at the start of the year to improve your life. What you need to do is download our PDF and listen to the audio to find out about some interesting phrasal verbs and some of the most popular New Year's resolutions.
We're also talking a bit about how to express the future in English. Again, have a look at the questions in the PDF and listen to the audio to answer. Don't forget about the pronunciation! You can find the answers on the second page of the PDF.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you make them? If not, why not? Leave us a comment below and help get your brain back into using English!
Want some more practice? Here are some interesting videos about New Year's resolutions
For intermediate students, have a look at this video from The Guardian Website
For advanced students an interesting video about why we should make resolutions in January (use the captions, he talks very quickly!)
Learn vocabulary and expressions while you communicate in English! Please feel free to comment on our posts or ask any questions