IELTS Questions and Answers: Studies and Work
Mar22

IELTS Questions and Answers: Studies and Work

The topics of studies and work come up often in the IELTS speaking exam. In fact, they are some of the most common IELTS topics possible. Therefore, it is really important that you are prepared to answer questions in any part of the speaking exam. To do that, I have prepared a list of some questions below, and I will post some sample answers alongside. I will highlight any useful vocabulary in the answers. At the bottom of this page,...

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IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them
Nov08

IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them

Students are always asking me how to prepare for the IELTS exam and it’s a really difficult question to answer. There is no simple answer. The IELTS is just a test of your English skills. Native speakers would have no difficulty in passing it. However, there are definitely some important things you can do to speed up the learning process. You can learn writing structures and practice your listening, or memorize some useful...

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Task 2 Sample Answer
Jun28

Task 2 Sample Answer

Question Government funding should only be provided for the best students as scholarships. Other funding of universities should come from student fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Answer Around the world, there are various ways that universities receive their funding. Some people believe that they should be partly funded through the government by means of scholarships for particularly gifted...

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Life Lessons Through Tinkering
Jun07

Life Lessons Through Tinkering

If you’re reading this webpage, it is likely that you are studying for your IELTS exam. As a student of English, you know that it can be a difficult experience to learn a new language. However, everyone learns differently. For some people, it even seems easy! Yet we all have ways that work for us and don’t work for others. Most children learn best through doing. Sure, they need to listen and read sometimes, but they...

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Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk
Apr25

Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk

I’m a huge fan of Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” It’s funny and interesting; a great way to inspire your students. At the beginning, he comments that everyone is interested in education. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a teacher, so that applies to you. It also applies to your students, too. The following is a lesson plan designed for a highly communicative...

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