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IELTS

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IELTS is not just an English exam!

I know it is difficult for students from other countries to see the IELTS test as anything other...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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100 Hours of Awareness

My students often ask me, "how can I improve my English?" "Well," I say, "you're here, aren't...
Key Stage 1 English

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Supporting your child's reading at home

Most primary schools ask children to bring home their reading books, and ask parents to help by...
Key Stage 3 English

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How To Get Your Child To Start Reading

How To Get Your Child To Start Reading As an English teacher and tutor I am often told by...

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  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Emily Rose English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Manchester) Picture I am a native English speaker currently based in the United Kingdom where I have been living and working for the past nine years.  I currently teach English full-time in Manchester. I have been developing my profession as an English language teacher over three years.  I have a TEFL Certificate...
  • How to think - for essay writing and for life

    Henry Dingle GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I feel like I have something of a genuine revelation to make to you all in this article, for those of you working in education, with an interest in education, or both!   It is THE secret key for guaranteed success in all academic performance.   What makes it a revelation, as I am sure you will...
  • Intergalactic travel and the English speaker

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture What to do this particular afternoon with my Chinese Students, more IELTS and phrasal verbs? Then.... ( and this you will not believe ) I hear a Spaceman is about to arrive at Birkdale. Has this writer spent too much time on the pop? I hear you cry. But, no, this is the absolute truth. Alan...

 

  • English and the language of football

    Pete Goodland English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Sheffield) Picture So here I am happily ensconced in beautiful Birkdale where every day's a joy. Then what? My Chinese students - confused as they are by our ( English ) obsession with the game we're utterly useless at ( Ok, this could include any number of sports, but you get my drift ) -  ask for lessons on the...
  • English Literature: How To Revise For Your Exam?

    Jack Gordon-Brown GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture What's the best way to up-level your work in English literature GCSE? There is no easy way, but early action with revision will make a massive difference to your final mark. How to do it? Follow the steps below! Firstly, read, re-read and read your set texts again. In depth knowledge of the...
  • Go In Like A Lamb, Go Out Like A Lion

    Jonathan Dagley A-level English Tutor (Canterbury) Picture ‘Go in like a lamb, go out like a lion’ I always remember being given this advice by my teacher when I was at school. After many years as a teacher myself, I find it is still good advice! It applies to a good essay or a story where you save the best till last. It is, of course, easier said...