My online lessons lately have been focussed on one of the criteria in the IELTS interview – lexical resource. To reach a band 7, a candidate must at least *use some less common and idiomatic vocabulary. *IELTS Speaking band descriptors (public version) Image: http://matters-phonetic.blogspot.com/2010/10/abnormal-idioms-4_02.html Here are some helpful websites to help you cope with this […]Read more "10 Great Resources for Learning Idioms in IELTS Speaking"
One of the most important aspects of improving pronunciation is being aware of various sounds in a language. Although there are 26 alphabets in English, there are in fact 44 different sounds that learners have to use. Sometimes, it is not enough to just rely on electronic or digital translators to help you distinguish these […]Read more "5 Brilliant Activities to Practise Pronunciation in IELTS Speaking!"
Can anyone punctuate this properly? Write your comments below.Read more "Punctuating sentences correctly in IELTS Writing"
Being fluent is an important element in speaking effectively and this is especially true in IELTS interviews. There are certain expressions that candidates can learn (and even memorise!) to help them with conveying ideas more smoothly. You can have a look at some examples from the websites below: Improve English fluency skills: learn chunks not […]Read more "3 Resources to help you become more fluent in IELTS Speaking"
I am so relieved that the weather has been merciful lately. I’ve been taking strolls with the children every other day and it’s the perfect time for a road trip. The kids are excited about getting started tomorrow morning as it’s been a while since we’ve last been anywhere nice. You may not hear from […]Read more "On the road again"
The topic of my online lesson yesterday was on the art of writing a winning curriculum vitae for a job application. Like English, CVs change with time and candidates have to pay careful attention to what recruiters and employers are looking for in an outstanding application. I have been on both sides of the process: […]Read more "Get That Job!"