Christmas Around the World Coloring Page

Christmas Around the World Coloring Page Take a break from the stress of learning and bring some relaxing holiday fun into the classroom with this Merry Christmas Around the World coloring page. Younger students can be asked to describe the colors they used to color the picture and identify …
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How to make fewer IELTS spelling mistakes

Three quick ways to make fewer IELTS spelling mistakes and improve your IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing band scores. 1. Practice IELTS spelling with this simple 4-step technique.

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Superlative Adjectives

Superlative Adjectives Practising superlatives cards for pair work or work in groups of three. Give your students a chance to exchange ideas based on their personal experience. Cut out the cards which contain questions on different topics. You can use it as warm-up or at an …
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IELTS Preparation: Key facts for test day

IELTS Preparation: Key facts for test day

 

IELTS is a challenging test. You can reduce the stress by making sure that you understand all the rules and have all the practicalities under control for the test day. Here are four key points, and some do’s and don’ts.

1. Admin for test day
On your test days (both for the written papers and the Speaking test), you will need to produce the identification document which you used to fill out your IELTS test application form. You might also need two identical passport-sized photos. Check your test documentation to see if this applies to you.

2. Stationery for test day
You are only allowed to take pens, pencils and erasers into the test. Remember to fill in your answer paper for the Listening and Reading tests with a pencil, as the processing machine cannot read ink.

3. Arrive with plenty of time to spare
What is plenty of time? Enough to allow you to calm yourself down and let the panic of trying to find the right building and the right room subside. Plenty of time means you are fully focused on the test when you enter the test hall.

4. Time is points… precious points
The clock does not stop for you to go to the washroom. The time you spend in the washroom is time you are not spending on your test. Those minutes could make all the difference to you getting the band score you need.

Do’s and don’ts in the test

  • Do switch off your mobile before going into the test room. If it rings, you may be disqualified.
  • Don’t leave your seat when you have finished your test; wait until you are dismissed by the invigilators.
  • Do know that you are allowed to ask the invigilator if you cannot hear the Listening audio properly.
  • Don’t ask the invigilator if you don’t understand the question.

Where can I find out more?

These useful facts come from Clarity’s IELTS Study Guides. There are six of these — on IELTS Preparation, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Test Day — available free of charge here. Scroll to the bottom of the page on the right to sign up for more useful IELTS key facts.

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Parts of a Fish

Parts of a Fish KS1 Science – Identify & name basic body parts. This science worksheet asks children to label the different parts of the fish using the words from the word bank. There are also some fun facts for students to read. 
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IELTS Speaking: How to improve your fluency

IELTS Speaking: How to improve your fluency

 

When you are preparing for the Speaking test, it’s really important to improve your fluency. Here’s an idea that might help.

A simple exercise

Join with a few friends to practise for Part 2 of the Speaking test, which is the 1-2 minute talk. Each person writes a topic on a piece of paper, folds it up and puts it in a bowl. Topics might be: a friend, a book, an advertisement, a building or a TV show. Then, one by one, you pick a topic from the bowl at random and talk about it for one to two minutes.

The advantage of doing it this way are that you practise talking about a topic you are not familiar with, and you have to talk in front of other people. It’s more difficult than it sounds!

Looking for more ideas?

You can find more practical IELTS preparation ideas like this one in the IELTS Tips app here.

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Superlatives: Important Rules

Superlatives: Important Rules This is a very simple worksheet. It contains the Rule of the Superlative form for students to complete. It also contains examples for students to understand it better. i.e The Burj Khalifa is the ________________building in the world. Hope, it’s usefu …
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IELTS Listening: Three things that can go wrong

IELTS Listening: Three things that can go wrong

 

Most people find the Listening test more stressful than the Reading test. That’s because when you are reading, you have the texts in front of you and you can refer to them more than once. When you are listening, if you miss an answer, it’s gone — and because you only hear the recording once, you can never get it back. So you need to work out some strategies in advance.

1. Make notes before you listen

Imagine that you are listening for the answer to Question 3, and you suddenly hear the answer to Question 6. This means you have been focusing so hard on one question that you have missed not only that one, but two more!

One way to avoid this is to make notes on the question paper as you listen. Don’t worry if your notes are untidy; the important thing is not to get left behind. At the end, you have ten minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet (at which time you do need to be neat and tidy).

The key to doing well in the Listening test is to make it a two-stage process. First listen and make notes, then transfer your answers to the answer paper.

2. Be accurate

In the Listening test, you need to be very precise when answering the questions. For example, let’s say the question paper asks you to complete the phrase ‘in the…’ and the answer is ‘morning’. When you write the information on the answer sheet, only ‘morning’ will be marked correct. If you write ‘the morning’ or ‘in the morning’ you will not be given a point (despite the fact that you know the answer).

3. If in doubt, guess

If you’re not sure of the answer, it’s important to guess. There are two reasons for this:

  • You do not lose points for having the wrong answer, so there is no risk.
  • Leaving spaces can get you into trouble as you might write a correct answer in the wrong place later.

Finally, make sure that Test Day is not the first time you do an IELTS Listening test. Try to do at least four or five practice tests in advance.

Incidentally, these three ideas were submitted by IELTS teachers to Clarity’s IELTS Tips app which is available free of charge on your phone, here.

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Useful phrases for IELTS Speaking

Useful phrases for IELTS Speaking for when you don’t know what to say in the IELTS Speaking test. 1. I’m sorry. I didn’t catch that. 2. Could you repeat the question please?

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IELTS test in India – September 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend H remembered the following topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam in India:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A phone enquiry about rental accommodation.

Section 2. About the fire department in a company.

Section 3. About different types of pigeons.

Section 4. About a plum tree.

Reading test

Passage 1. About an Olympic torch.

Passage 2. About a company established by New Zealand farmers.

Passage 3. About a pest found in sub-Sahara region.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the recycling process from waste to production of new aluminium cans.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people thinks that it is necessary to travel another country to learn about it. Others argue that all the information is available on TV and the Internet. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like watches?
– Do you wear one?
– Did you buy it or got it as a gift?

Cue Card

Talk about two people from same family that you know well. Please say:

– who these people are
– how long you know them
– what their differences and similarities are

Discussion

Don’t remember.

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