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    Lifestyle,  Study

    Becoming fluent in Spanish

    I have been studying at school for my exams, but as exams have been cancelled, I have not been studying Spanish at all lately. And that needs to change. One of my dreams is to become bilingual because I have always found it cool to be able to speak and understand more than one language. Therefore, starting from today, I will go back to learning Spanish until I have become relatively fluent. In terms of my fluency at the moment, it is decent, maybe around 50 per cent. One issue that I have is that I’m not confident in speaking Spanish and I find it quite hard to understand native…

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    Lifestyle

    Life in Lockdown….

    It’s boring. After weeks of staying at home, I have realised how boring it is to just stay at home. What I have been trying to do over the past weeks is to try to keep myself productive, so I first resorted to Netflix. Netflix was fun and enjoyable at first, but then I began to get tired of it. I was tired of watching shows on Netflix for hours because I felt like I was wasting valuable time. What did I do? Well, I set goals for myself. For instance, my goals at the moment are to regain my flexibility and become more active on my website. These goals…

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    How to excel in geography

    Revising for a subject can be quite diificult, especially if you do not know where or how to start your revision. Geography was one of these subjects as well for me at the start, but I eventually found ways to help me with my geography revision. I will show you things that I did that helped me with my revision. Use online revision resources You should use BBC Bitesize and Revision World for GCSEs and A-levels. BBC Bitesize is filled with lots of information about different topics in geography. To make it more fun and engaging, there is a quiz that students can do to test their knowledge. Revision World…

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    Best ways to succeed in maths

    Maths may not be everyone’s forte, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot become better at it. To become good at anything, you need to practice so do not believe that only naturally gifted people can become good at something. You can do it! Do lots of practice papers This would help you have an idea of the format and structure of the maths exams. By doing lost of practice papers, you may be able to see a pattern in the papers. For instance, for GCSE Maths Edexcel, the hardest questions (which are worth at least 5 marks ) tend to be about vectors, circles, or ratios. Therefore, I would…

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    How to get the best grades

    Hard-work and determination are two of the key factors that can help you achieve your goals in life, not just in exams. If you are determined and motivated to do well in your exams, then acing your exams is a piece of cake. You can do it. You may be wondering right now, how can I motivate yourself? Well, one method that helped me is giving myself reward. For instance, I told my parents that if I get at least a grade 8 in all sciences and maths then they would get me anything of my choice such as a Mac Pro. There are many other methods that you can…

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    How to have fun after exams

    I am going to tell you some of the things I did after I finished my exams in June. I hope this will help. Put away all your books, textbooks and papers Yes, put all your books, notebooks and textbooks aside. Clean your desk and store them somewhere like a cupboard. Just make sure that you store somewhere instead of throwing them away. Why? You never know what the future beholds: you could do your exams again for all you know. Putting your books aside and clearing space creates the idea that you have finished your exams and that you can now relax and enjoy yourself. Finishing your exams is…

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    Lifestyle

    How to take a compliment

    Receiving a compliment from someone boosts our confidence and makes us feel more appreciated. Here are some top tips that you can do when someone compliments you next time. Smile and say “thank you”. This simple action can make a significant difference. It creates the idea that you are polite and friendly. In a way, it increases the chance of receiving another compliment. It also makes you seem humble as well. Accept that somebody said something nice about you and accept it graciously and with politeness. Compliment them in return. This is a kind act to do. It makes you look like a kind-hearted and nice person. Don’t just say…

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