Monthly Archives: February 2017

IELTS Speaking test in Hong Kong – February 2017

When C took the IELTS Speaking test in Hong Kong, the following questions were asked: 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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The Interconnected World: An Advanced ESL Class on Globalization

Before we begin, I’m going to invite you to think about tea. I started my morning with a pot of Anxi Tie Guan Yin, a tea from eastern China. It’s aromatic and energizing, and I can scarcely imagine beginning my … Continue reading

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Beyond Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Nine Different Ways to Explore Listening

Consult several books about teaching listening and you will come across some of the same types of listening: top-down, bottom-up, listening for gist, listening for main idea, and listening for inferences. While these are crucial concepts, others are e … … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia – February 2017

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

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What did they do differently to achieve Band 8+?

Today’s post is about two IELTS test takers who aren’t any different from many of our readers. The reason they are in the spotlight today is their IELTS scores – Vasileios got an Overall Band 8.5 and Nadya Band 8 … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Hong Kong – February 2017 (General Training)

Our kind friend B took the IELTS test in Hong Kong and remembered the following topics and questions: Listening test Section 1. About sports photography and the itinerary of a weekend photography course. Questions: diagram labeling. Section 2. About a … Continue reading

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Inside Outside Upside Down: Everything You Need to Know about Internal and External Motivation

What motivates you? Is it the spark of comprehension on your students’ faces when they finally “get” something? Is it a sense of accomplishment you feel within yourself when you know you did a darned good job? Is it something … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – February 2017 (Academic Module)

After taking the IELTS test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan our friend B remembered the following topics and questions: Listening test Section 1. A woman registered for a driving test. Section 2. About a certain game and its rules. Section 3. About … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – February 2017 (General Training)

Our friend G took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka and remembered the following questions from the Writing and Speaking sub-tests: Writing test Writing task 1 (a letter) You need to attend a family event. Your child will be missing … Continue reading

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