This IELTS Task 2 Writing was submitted by one of my students a while ago on the question: It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good […]Read more "IELTS Writing Task 2 – Student Text Analysis"
In my earlier posts about describing personality and how to describe people in IELTS Speaking Part 2, I touched on the importance of using the right vocabulary to talk about people in different topics. Here is a little exercise to see if you can fit in the descriptions into the correct boxes in the table. […]Read more "Describing people in IELTS Speaking Part 2"
If you take a closer look at the kind of topics that commonly come up in IELTS Speaking Part 2, you will probably notice something very similar. Quite often, you may be asked to describe a person, and questions around this theme actually appeared on several occasions like the examples given below: Describe a friend […]Read more "Describing personality in IELTS Speaking Part 2"
Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking component can be quite challenging if candidates are not sure of what to say for about 2 minutes. Two minutes can feel like two hours if you are not fully prepared for it and you can end up sounding like a broken record: repeating the same words and the […]Read more "How to describe people in IELTS Speaking Part 2"
I’m back after a long while of trying to meet my deadline of a paper I am doing. Now that I am back, hello again! I hope you’ve missed me 🙂 Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, the Prince of Cambridge. Like all babies, this one’s also […]Read more "Prince George Alexander Louis"
While taking a taxi going home from the supermarket today, my husband and I got on a really interesting taxi ride. We befriended a fellow passenger (it’s quite common to share taxis here) and chatted with a rather animated driver. At the end of the journey, we exchanged phone numbers and it was smiles all […]Read more "Taxi Ride"
My friends from South Africa and Ireland came to visit us last weekend and we had a lovely time catching up on each other’s lives. We went to a cafe, looked at some handicraft work, went shopping and took a really long walk around a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All in all, it was really […]Read more "Old Friends"
Margaret Thatcher died today of a stroke and I have read so many mixed reactions surrounding this. One thing for sure, however, is that she was an iconic figure not just in Britain but around the world as well for her political ideologies. There was even a film made about her (which I’d enjoyed watching […]Read more "The Iron Lady"
The Vatican City has announced a new Pope and he is no other than Pope Francis I from Argentina. He is the first non-European cardinal to be selected for this position. Image taken from: guardian.co.uk If you would like to know more about past leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, here are some exercises to […]Read more "The New Pope"
It is a sad day for many Venezuelans who mourn the passing of Hugo Chavez. Although he was only 58 when he died, the late president had a very illustrious career and you can read about it from the websites below: Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Hugo Chavez Famous People Lessons: English Lesson […]Read more "The Charismatic President"