Eyes like a hawk.

Day 7 and time to get honest. Hands up if you have ever handed work in without reading it through first. Tired from writing and hoping for the best? Yep, we’ve all been there.  It’s not wise to return though. They say the devil is in the detail, and it really is.  Careless errors give a poor impression, even if your ideas are outstanding. So do yourself justice and make proofreading a priority. Continue reading


“There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.”


So this week in CAE Compact we looked at feedback on our essays on poverty. The students’ ideas were great, but with a little tweaking to the language used, and including more variety, their essays would have been truly great.

Mother Teresa said, “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” In my view no thesaurus should suffer this plight. A thesaurus can give your language such richness. For example, instead of always saying ‘poor’ we could use: Continue reading