Yearly Archives: 2013

Contest results! 50 IELTS essays assessed!

Many thanks to those of you that got involved. I hope you find the feedback helpful. Here is a list of the results: Band 7 1. s_q_2000 2. mediannoche 3. yue Band 6 4. olga 5. Abi 6. Windfa 7. … Continue reading

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You have 72 hours to enter my essay contest!

It has been way too long since we last held an essay writing contest. I want you to enter! The rules are very simple. All you need to do is write a response to the following essay question in 40 … Continue reading

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Sean explains how he went from speaking band 6.5 to 8.5 in only 7 months!

This is really an incredible success story. On top of growing his speaking 2 entire bands, Sean also went from a writing band of 6 to 7.5 and he scored perfect 9s in both listening and reading. This all equated … Continue reading

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3 practice listening activities from the BBC

I ran through these helpful exercises in class today.  Perhaps you’d like to try them too: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/ielts-mock-papers  

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