Autumn in Ireland

Autumn in Ireland

 

I’m sure you heard already, that it’s possible to have all four seasons in one day here in Ireland. Well there is something else special about the autumn in Ireland. It’s not only that you feel it’s getting colder and that we are having more rain, but the Irish calendar actually starts autumn earlier than in other countries.

 

Irish Calendar

The official starting date of autumn is the 22 September but in Ireland autumn starts in August and lasts until October. The Irish people say that this is also changeable, but

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IELTS in Dublin 2017: Test Dates and Fees

IELTS in Dublin 2017: Test Dates and Fees The test dates and fees for IELTS 2017 are out now. If you're interested in signing up for one of the following test dates book your IELTS preparation course. These are the IELTS test dates from January to June 2017 in UCD: Saturday 21st January Saturday 11th February [...]
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Dublin Bus Strike Suspended

Dublin Bus Strike Suspended

 

Have you heard about the bus strikes in Dublin or were you maybe a “victim” of it? If not, let me explain the background of the strike. The trade unions SIPTU (Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union) and NBRU (National Bus & Rail Union) want to help the bus drivers to get better working rights and payments. The bus drivers were striking on many days to “force” Dublin Bus to accept their proposal.

 

Strikes are always uncomfortable and annoying for everybody who relies on the bus to

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Dublin Weather Preparation

Dublin Weather Preparation   As a newcomer in Dublin you should be prepared for a really changeable weather. It’s possible that there are all four seasons in one day. To ease your confusions about the Dublin weather I would like to give you some tips and tricks, which should help you decide how to prepare [...]
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Reasons to become bilingual

Reasons to become bilingual

Reasons to become bilingual

by Eva Boes

Learning a new language is fun. And it’s even more fun if you have a good incentive. I hope reading about five reasons why you should become bilingual will help you to be motivated to learn a new language.

 

First of all: 

Your mother tongue

You may think: I want to learn a new language! What does this have to do with my mother tongue? Well, after learning a new language you may begin to have a new understanding of all languages, including your first language. You can

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Dublin Slang Explanation

Dublin Slang Explanation

by Eva Boes

Learning English in a city like Dublin isn’t always that easy. It’s a big place with a lot of people of many different nationalities. Even some native speaker are really hard to understand. Why? Well some native speakers or just young people are using their own kind of language. Ever heard of a slang? It’s an informal way to say some words or phrases.

You might have heard some slang already, when you were talking to somebody who uses Dublin Slang. Were there some phrases you

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Over €500 raised for Human Appeal Projects in Syria

We did it!! Maybe our Arabic still isn't perfect, but we did break our fundraising goal! After 3 months on our language learning marathon we have finally raised over €500 for Human Appeal. This money will be used for educational and humanitarian projects in and around Syria and will directly help those affected by the [...]
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IELTS Dublin - IELTS Preparation Course

IELTS Practice Mock Test – Monday 22nd August

IELTS Practice Mock Test Are you preparing for IELTS in Dublin?   Everest Language School offer IELTS preparation courses in Dublin and now we offer mock IELTS exams in Dublin city centre. Date: 22/08/16 Time: 2:30pm Location: 15 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 Price: €5 (for Everest Students), €10 (for non-Everest students) In the IELTS mock [...]
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Cambridge CAE Writing Letter

CAE writing Part 1 – Essay

CAE writing Part 1 – Essay

by Derrick Smyth

The CAE written test takes 90 minutes and is divided into two parts. Part 1 requires that you write 220-260 words about a given topic, considering both sides of the argument. You will be provided a starting point based on something like information from an advertisement, an email, a short article etc. Here is a sample taken from the Cambridge website.

Your class has attended a panel discussion on facilities which should receive money from local authorities. You have made the

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Work Study Visa: New Working Periods 2016 in Ireland

New Dates: Non-EEA on Work Study Visa New Working Periods 2016

Working on Stamp 2 visa

This information applies to student who are in Ireland on an academic year course

If you are on a work-study stamp 2 visa, you are allowed to work for 20 hours for most of the year whether you are attending your course or you are on holidays. However, at certain period, when you are on a holiday from your course, you are allowed to work 40 hours per week. Up until now, full-time work had been allowed in May but not in

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