Month: March 2016

Print and Color

This coloring page for kids combines colouring and some words (classroom furniture and objects mostly) and phrases for the very beginners (see “Excellent! 1” Unit 1 and 2 active vocabulary). Children can revise new words while coloring at home or in c … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – March 2016 (General Training)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in Sydney, Australia and remembered the following writing and speaking questions: Writing test Writing task 1 (a letter) You had a long flight last week when you went on a business trip. During the flight you had some problems and the crew wasn’t really helpful. Write a letter […]

Teacher Training 104: Training ESL Teachers in Good Review Methods

I gave myself rather a shock the other day. I noticed, for the first time, that twenty years have now passed since I graduated from high school, back in England. Where on Earth all that time has gone, I can’t say, but thinking back over those fo … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers […]

IELTS test in Islamabad, Pakistan – March 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Pakistan (thanks, S!) remembered the following information about the recent exam: Listening test Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about renting an apartment. Section 2. A conversation between two friends about university studies and some particular program that one of them is already doing. Section 3, […]

Self-preparation lead Ruchir to IELTS Band 8.5, clearing path to medical school

Ruchir owns one of the best IELTS results of January 2016 (Overall Band 8.5!). When we approached him and asked for his best tips that would help others achieve the same level of success, he was busy taking medical school exams. However as soon as he got that out of the way, Ruchir wrote back […]

Going Beyond –ER: 5 Advanced Techniques for Comparing and Contrasting in English

Whether you are deciding what to eat for lunch or you are making a recommendation on what movie to watch on a Friday night, you are always making comparisons. Comparing and contrasting are a part of everyday life, and learning to do it well is importa … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like […]

IELTS test in Iran – March 2016 (Academic Module)

Thanks to two IELTS test takers from Iran we have the following information about their recent exam: Listening test Section 1. A conversation about car rental. Section 2. A monologue about museums. Section 3. A conversation about happiness. Section 4. A lecture about re-branding of products. Reading test Passage 1. The history of left- and […]