Talking About Music for IELTS
Feb27

Talking About Music for IELTS

Don’t you just love listening to music? I do. It’s something people love talking about, too, and so you’ll often find it crops up in conversation. It appears in the IELTS exam as well – the perfect opportunity to show off your passion! So let’s learn a little language for talking about music. I’m going to share with you today two Powerpoint presentations I recently made for my students at university...

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New Video: Adjective Order
Feb26

New Video: Adjective Order

This year I promised to bring you new videos, and here is the first one! In this video, I talk about the importance of ordering adjectives. Take a look and let me know what you think.     If you want to learn more about this topic, I wrote a post one year ago about adjective...

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Describe a Foreign Country: Speaking Part 2
Feb22

Describe a Foreign Country: Speaking Part 2

In the IELTS speaking part 2 you may be given a cue card that asks you to describe a country. Now this may be a country you have visited, a country in which you have lived, or a country you want to visit. There are various possibilities, and so it is important you analyze the question carefully. The question we are going to tackle today, however, is describe a foreign country you have never been to. Analyze the Question So here is the...

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Coming Soon: More YouTube Videos
Feb10

Coming Soon: More YouTube Videos

I have some exciting news! 🙂 In 2018, I am going to be posting lots more new YouTube videos! I already have a YouTube channel and have posted some videos about IELTS before, but in 2018 I will attempt to post a new video every week. If they prove popular enough, I will do 2 or 3 per week. My plan is to release short (~5 mins) videos about all aspects of IELTS with most focused on writing and speaking, but I will try to take on board...

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New Year Resolutions
Feb06

New Year Resolutions

At the beginning of every year, people all over the world tend to make resolutions. This word means a promise that you make to yourself. It is common to hear people talk about their “New Year resolutions” like dieting, learning a new language, or getting a raise. This year, my resolutions are to finish a book I have been writing, and to practice speaking French – which I learned in high school but haven’t used in fifteen years! I...

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