Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lesson Planning 101: 6 Easy Steps for Effective Lesson Planning

Planning lessons for my ESL class has not always been an easy one. Although formal training provided me with the basic tools of teaching, I have found that understanding the needs of my students ahead of mine is the most … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Myanmar – August 2016

Our friend E took IELTS in Myanmar and remembered the following Speaking questions: Speaking test Interview – What is your full name? – Can I see your ID? – Where are you from? – Do you work or study? – … Continue reading

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8 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Students

They say they will never be able to get it right. They may put so much pressure on themselves that they become paralyzed in the English classroom. They may be so frustrated they may be on the verge of quitting … Continue reading

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IELTS test in India – August 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend T remembered the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in India: Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were asked write a report on a given table showing the expenses on water consumption in … Continue reading

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The Easy Way To Get Them Chatting: 13 Classroom Discussion Prompts and Strategies for Multilevel ESL

Classroom discussions can be difficult in general: getting the students’ attention, engaging them in the topic, getting them to work together… the problems are multiple. These problems expand when the students are English language learner … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets … Continue reading

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NEW IELTS Washback in Context: Preparation for Academic Writing in Higher Educat

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No More Waiting for Most of the Class to Show Up: 6 Classroom Filler Activities for Adult Education

It’s happened again. You are in the middle of a class discussion, and students are engaged, raising their hands, and volunteering ideas. Or you have the lights dimmed, a film clip showing, and then, at the most critical part— Then, … Continue reading

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How to get from 6.5 to 7.0 in writing – tips from a candidate

Advice from a candidate who went from 6.5 from 7.0 in writing. She looked for her weaknesses and found a way to correct them. She’s Chinese and her advice may help other Chinese speakers in particular The post How to … Continue reading

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IELTS test in India – August 2016 (Academic Module)

When M took the IELTS test in India, the following topics and questions appeared in the exam (unfortunately M didn’t remember most of the topics in Listening and Reading): Listening test Section 1. Regarding admission to swimming classes. Section 2, … Continue reading

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Short forms in IELTS speaking

Advice on whether to use short forms/contractions in IELTS speaking with advice on pronunciation and links to resources for further learning The post Short forms in IELTS speaking appeared first on DC IELTS. DC IELTS

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