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High IELTS score or ability to cope at university?

What is most important? A high IELTS score or the ability to cope with an academic...
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The IELTS reading and writing tests are challenging. Both exams require you to complete a great...
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How to study for IELTS with confidence

So, you have decided to take the IELTS exam or perhaps you need to take it, and achieve good...
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English as a Foreign Language / IELTS Life Skills

The reason why most EFL students cannot learn English well is that they are not immersed in the...

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  • Borrowing words from other languages

    Ruth Farrell IELTS Tutor (Derby) Picture Borrowing words from other languages and using them with students who have English as their second language. The UK has taken on many words from other countries due to its historical past and people coming to live and work here.  The English language can be a complicated minefield of many words...
  • Top 5 Habits of the Best Language Learners Editor's Pick

    IELTS Tutor (North London) Picture Language teachers are very often asked how long it will take to become proficient in a language. Learning a language is like going to the gym: there’s no overnight success. It takes hard work and sustained effort, but over time you’ll definitely start noticing results. Here are five things...
  • IELTS speaking do's

    IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture IELTS speaking do’s Here are some ideas to get you started Examiners like to see a range of tenses and vocabulary but don’t let this get in the way of your fluency.Only use tenses that fit the purpose of the question. If the question is asking you Do you like travelling? You need to state...

 

  • The benefit of ESL teacher training

    IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture How all teachers can benefit from ESL teacher training practice.  ESL practitioners are taught to never assume too much so when a student walks into a class always take the approach that the student is starting from the beginning regardless of how advanced they might be . ESL students tend to...
  • “Barking Up The Wrong Tree"

    IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture In the natural flow of conversations native speakers will always use some idioms to express what they want to say. The beauty of idioms is that they have no social, economic boundaries, everyone uses them. Well everyone who is a native speaker, for my international students the concept of...
  • High IELTS score or ability to cope at university? Editor's Pick

    Heather T IELTS Tutor (Bristol) Picture What is most important? A high IELTS score or the ability to cope with an academic workload? Having taught IELTS to quite a lot of international students in recent years, one question continually arises.  Are they taking (and sometimes retaking) IELTS in order to simply get the score they need...