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  • IELTS Listening Part 4
    by Shelly on May 11, 2021 at 7:52 am

    IELTS Listening Part 4 When I was a young teacher (sadly a long time ago), I used to think that IELTS Listening Part 4 was the most difficult part of the test. I mean, it seemed obvious – this was the only part of the test that asked the students to listen to a lecture and we all know that those are “difficult”. However, with time, I have realised that this actually Listening Part 3 that causes the most trouble as this requires the test-takers to listen for agreement and emotion as well as information. Plus, lectures are designed to be understood. By this I mean that lecturers use signposting language and organise the information they are giving so that The post IELTS Listening Part 4 appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • My IELTS Classroom Episode 57: One Year Birthday Episode!
    by Shelly on May 4, 2021 at 10:11 am

    One Year Birthday Episode! Hey! If you are reading this, Nick and I would like to start by saying a massive THANK YOU. We started the My IELTS Classroom on May 1st 2020 for no other reason than the fact that we were bored in lockdown and wanted something positive to focus on. Nick already had the recording equipment and the editing skills, and I can talk the hind legs off a donkey (i.e. I can talk and talk for hours), so we were hopefully that it could work. Well, one year later, I think that we can confidently say that it did. Running an IELTS podcast is not easy. First, it is hard to teach only with your voice. The post My IELTS Classroom Episode 57: One Year Birthday Episode! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 57: IELTS Punctuation
    by Shelly on April 27, 2021 at 8:43 am

    IELTS Punctuation OK, I am going to be honest, punctuation isn’t the sexiest topic. But, if you are trying to achieve a 7.0 or higher in your IELTS writing test, then you have to make sure that you are able to use commas, capital letters, and full stops accurately. Sadly, this is not always the case, and nothing makes me sadder than having to award a candidate a 6.0 for GRA because their punctuation was totally uncontrolled. So, join Nick and I today for a whistle-stop tour of the most important IELTS punctuation rules. Trust me, it’s not as boring as it sounds! Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links to useful The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 57: IELTS Punctuation appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 56: Studying in the UK
    by Shelly on April 20, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Studying in the UK Education is one of the UK’s biggest industries, but is it really worth paying for a higher education in the UK? And how can you choose the university and the degree course that is right for you? Well, in today’s episode, Nick will look at both of these questions in detail, before discussing what you need to apply for a UK Student visa. This is a great opportunity to hear two native speakers, each with personal experience of studying in the UK, giving advice on how to make the most of your experience studying abroad. Plus, you will get the chance to hear what our previous students feel about their time studying in the UK. Disclaimer: The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 56: Studying in the UK appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • Analysing Difficult IELTS Essay Questions!
    by Shelly on April 13, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Analysing Difficult IELTS Essay Questions! Every 3 or 4 months Nick and I sit down to review 6 recently reported IELTS essay questions that we think are interesting. Usually, this means choosing questions that focus on topics that we have never seen before, or questions that are in a new format (for example, new types of 2-part questions). However, this week we are doing something different. We are looking at 6 difficult IELTS essay questions. And by difficult, I mean so difficult that even after 30+ years experience teaching IELTS between us, Nick and I struggled to come up with ideas. So, we challenge you to join us in planning these IELTS questions from hell! In fact, why not scroll The post Analysing Difficult IELTS Essay Questions! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

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