Monthly Archives: May 2016

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and India – April 2016 (Academic Module)

Thanks to IELTS test takers F and S we know this much about the recent exams in Saudi Arabia and India: Listening test Section 1. A phone conversation between a customer and an employee about delivery of furniture. Section 2. … Continue reading

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ESL Disney Princesses Crossword

This crossword puzzle gives young ESL learners a chance to use their knowledge of English and Disney princesses. Students read the description of each character, use the crossword to help work out the English spelling for a particular princess’s name, … Continue reading

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Song Worksheet: Rude by Magic (Past Simple+Future)

It is a nice song to revise past simple, will and be going to. Sts are asked to complete sentences with the correct form of the verbs. There are regular and irregular verbs and contractions (‘ll/ gonna).There is no inappropriate … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Azerbaijan – April 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Azerbaijan remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam: Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a table showing the best ranking universities in the world from different countries. … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Australia and Malaysia – April 2016 (General Training)

Two recent IELTS test takers (thanks, L and J!) shared the following information about their seemingly identical exams in Australia and Malaysia: Writing test Writing task 1 (a letter) Write a letter to request a reservation of the apartment that … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia – April 2016

When F took the IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia she was asked the following questions: Speaking test Interview – What is your full name? – Can I see your ID? – Where are you from? – Where is your … Continue reading

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No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: How to Teach the English Punctuation System

Did you know that you put in a comma in your writing whenever you take a breath? (I assume that means while reading aloud.) How about a period? Well, I guess that’s a deeper breath. You might also try putting … Continue reading

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Top 6 Absolutely Must Have Classroom Resources for ESL Teachers

Everyone sets up their classroom a little different. Just like any other teacher, ESL teacher like to share a little bit of their personalities with what they keep in their classroom. For some, games are essential. For others, shelves of … Continue reading

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IELTS test in India – April 2016 (General Training)

Our friend R took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following details: Listening test Section 1. About form-filing system. Section 2. About a library and its facilities. Section 3. An application form for students to register for a … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Singapore – April 2016

When R took the IELTS Speaking test in Singapore she was asked the following questions: Speaking test Interview – What is your full name? – Can I see your ID? – Where are you from? – Do you work or … Continue reading

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