Essential Apps for IELTS Students
Sep15

Essential Apps for IELTS Students

It’s the beginning of a new school year and my students are asking me the same questions I always hear. Chief among them is “What’s the best app for learning IELTS?” In the past I have made some suggestions based upon apps that I use in my daily life, but I have never really found a good IELTS learning app. It seems that all the apps for IELTS students tend to be kind of … spammy. In other words, they...

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1,000 Subscribers
Sep09

1,000 Subscribers

Six months ago, I started a YouTube channel to help students study for the IELTS exam. I had made a few videos before then on my personal channel, but I had not taken it seriously. I decided this time that I would put more effort in and make videos on a regular schedule – if possible, every weekend. The channel has grown steadily since then, and just a few days ago it reached 1,000 subscribers. I was delighted! Over the summer,...

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Why you should define your fears instead of your goals
Aug31

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

Today we are going to look at an interesting TED talk by a popular American author called Tim Ferriss. In his speech, he talks about a radical idea: defining our fears instead of our goals. He explains that humans are often afraid of failing, and so it is useful to think about failure so that we understand it is not so bad. Watch First, watch the TED talk. As always, don’t worry too much about understanding everything. Just try...

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IELTS Speaking Partners
Aug30

IELTS Speaking Partners

If you want to improve your speaking skills for the IELTS exam, you need to practice often. It can be hard for some students to find a person to practice with because no one they know speaks fluent English. Sure, you can practice with a teacher or tutor, but that usually costs money. So how do you find an IELTS speaking partner for free? Why Find a Speaking Partner? Improving your speech for the IELTS speaking exam requires daily...

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Describe something you often do in the evening [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Aug23

Describe something you often do in the evening [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

In today’s IELTS speaking lesson we will look at another cue card. This one asks the candidate to “describe something you often do in the evening.” I will guide you through analyzing the question, structuring an answer, choosing the right language, and finally give you my own sample answer. Reading the Cue Card Ok, let’s begin by looking at the cue card: Describe something you often do in the evening. You...

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