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- IELTS Teacher Training Success Story, Alisa!by Shelly on January 19, 2021 at 8:22 am
IELTS Teacher Training Success Story, Alisa! Hey! Students take the IELTS exam for a range of reasons, but most are either migrating to an English-speaking country or planning to study in one. However, occasionally, we get to work with a student who has a totally different and much simpler goal – to improve their own teaching. Alisa is such a student. Having achieved a very respectable 7.5 in the academic exam in her first attempt, Alisa decided to try to better herself and managed to climb from a 6.5 to a 7.5 in writing, and from a 7.5 to an 8.5 in speaking after preparing with us at My IELTS Classroom. Today, you can listen to her full story to The post IELTS Teacher Training Success Story, Alisa! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 41 – IELTS Band 7 Essay Checklistby Shelly on January 5, 2021 at 10:01 am
IELTS Band 7 Essay Checklist Today, Nick and I want to give everybody self-studying for the exam a head-start by sharing our IELTS Band 7 essay checklist. When you are learning to write IELTS essays, it’s really important that you constantly check that your writing satisfies the IELTS Band Descriptors . If you can tick every box on the checklist then you will be very close to achieving a 7.0 for Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. In short, if you can complete my IELTS Band 7 essay checklist, you have a high chance of acing the exam and moving forward to the next stage of your life in 2021 🚀 You can download a copy of the IELTS Band 7 essay The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 41 – IELTS Band 7 Essay Checklist appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 40: The Best and Worst of IELTS 2020by Shelly on December 29, 2020 at 11:17 am
The best and worst of IELTS 2020 Hey! I think that we can all agree that IELTS 2020 has not been easy. COVID has meant that many of us have had to spend weeks or months indoors, with test centres around the world closing, university courses moving online, and future plans being put on hold as we all try to ride the storm into 2021. However, despite of the hardships of this year, there have been bright spots. This podcast has been one. It wouldn’t exist if Nick and I hadn’t had spare time on our hands during lockdown. And the same goes for the new reading, listening, and speaking courses that we now offer at My IELTS Classroom, along The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 40: The Best and Worst of IELTS 2020 appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 39: IELTS Christmas Quiz!by Shelly on December 22, 2020 at 9:11 am
IELTS Christmas Quiz! Hey! The festive season is with us, and whether or not you are going home for Christmas or even celebrating at all, today, Nick and invite you to join us for three fun IELTS Christmas quizzes – we will practice some grammar, review some lexis and, most importantly, have some fun at the end of what has been a very long year! Plus, you can enter the My IELTS Classroom Quiz to win a free monthly subscription to the My IELTS Classroom Bronze Writing Package by emailing the answers to the three questions at the end of this post to us by December 31st! 🎅🎅🎅 Yes, you have a chance to win access to our entire IELTS video The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episode 39: IELTS Christmas Quiz! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episodes 38: IELTS Heading Matchingby Shelly on December 15, 2020 at 9:41 am
IELTS Heading Matching Last week Nick and I looked at box matching questions, which I think are the most difficult type in the IELTS listening test. Today, we turn our attention to IELTS heading matching, which, once again, is probably the most challenging in the reading test. The sad thing about headings match questions is that not only are they genuinely the most difficult to answer as they test you ability to summarise information, but they are made doubly-difficult by all of the poor advice given online about how to tackle them. In today’s episode, Nick and I complete two IELTS headings matching questions (one GT and one academic) to show you the right way to approach these questions (and The post My IELTS Classroom Podcast Episodes 38: IELTS Heading Matching appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
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- IELTS Writing: Better vocabulary, better band scoreby Bryan Dowie, IELTS teacher, Hong Kong on January 19, 2021 at 9:35 am
Bryan Dowie explains why a better vocabulary will result in a better band score in IELTS Writing, and offers some practical tips and exercises. The post IELTS Writing: Better vocabulary, better band score appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Reading: Time management is the keyby Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on January 12, 2021 at 2:40 am
In this post, you will learn how best to manage your time in all three sections of the IELTS Reading test. The post IELTS Reading: Time management is the key appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Listening: Knowing your IELTS levelby Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on January 5, 2021 at 2:30 am
Sieon Lau gives a short guide on how to use the IELTS Score Calculator to predict your current IELTS level and create your study strategy based on your result. The post IELTS Listening: Knowing your IELTS level appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Speaking: Improve your vocab with entertainmentby Eyad Darras, Language Assessment Consultant, British Council China on December 29, 2020 at 2:00 am
Eyad Darras suggests two resources, with accompanying exercises, that can help improve your vocabulary for your IELTS test and general English. The post IELTS Speaking: Improve your vocab with entertainment appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS preparation: Using your phone to boost your band scoreby Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish on December 22, 2020 at 3:00 am
In this post, Andrew Stokes looks at how to use your phone to prepare for your IELTS test. He lists four preparation tips and the best resources to use. The post IELTS preparation: Using your phone to boost your band score appeared first on IELTS blog.