Monthly Archives: November 2010

Use these resources to improve your IELTS speaking…

Here is a nice little video series pointing out how to respond correctly on your spoken examination. (Note: I was not able to find all videos in this series, so what you see here is just parts 4, 5 and … Continue reading

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Spot the mistakes in this student’s speaking response

This student makes a number of mistakes in here response. Can you spot a few areas?

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IELTS Speaking – Can you spot a few areas where this student could improve?

Take a look at this video. This student performs pretty well, but there are some areas in need of improvement. Positive:-very few hesitations-no bad pauses-no short answers or unnecessarily long answers-very natural use of English idioms and phrases Negative:-a few … Continue reading

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Qualifying words

For those of you looking to improve your writing and reading, take note of some of these alternative ways to describe the quality of something.   Time/Rate of occurrence Never, rarely, seldomly, once in a blue moon, occasionally, sometimes, often, … Continue reading

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