Tag Archives: Writing

IELTS: How is IELTS Marked?

  Have you ever been interested in how IELTS is marked? This is very useful information to know as it equips you to better teach your students, whilst arming them with the knowledge they need in order to achieve better … Read More»

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Webinar: Academic Writing for IELTS


Click the link below to view the May 2017: Academic writing for IELTS. https://oxfordinternational.webex.com/oxfordinternational/ldr.php?RCID=fe3102df2b20d96f51a7eed50ac2bd41 If this is the first time you are viewing a Webex webinar you will need to download the software. Follow the instructions after you click the … Read More»

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Useful IELTS websites

There are a lot of websites out there with free practice material, here are some that contain some really good advice. IELTS exam Dominic Cole’s IELTS IELTS Buddy

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English for Academic Purposes: A talk by Martin Hewings, 29 Oct

Cambridge University Press and London South Bank University Centre for Academic Language and Communication (CALC) are pleased to invite you to Challenges for students of English for Academic Purposes: authenticity, disciplinary difference, and voice Monday 29th October 2012, 5-7 pm … Read More»

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Academic English for Young Learners

Depending on their age, some young learners may be planning to attend boarding school or college.

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Teaching higher-level young learners (over 20 suggestions)

Some young learners already have quite a good level of English (upper intermediate plus). They are sometimes very well travelled and often go to international schools where some subjects are taught in English. Here are over 20 suggestions about how to … Read More»

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Spelling problems for Arabic speakers


English spelling can be a real problem for students who speak Arabic. Here is a link to a helpful website by Johanna Stirling, English Language Garden. 

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Academic writing

Students who intend to go to a British school or university often need a certain proficiency in written English. They will need it for essays, reports, notes, dissertations etc. Often students know they have difficulty writing effectively but struggle to know … Read More»

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Student Diary

Why not encourage your student to keep a daily diary that they are happy for you to check every couple of days. Diaries allow students to be creative, reuse new vocab and allow you an insight into what your students … Read More»

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Exam preparation: exam info and tips

Find info about popular exams and tips for exam courses. Apart from preparing for exams designed in their own country, students sometimes plan to take internationally recognised exams, either for university entry, career advancement or personal ambition. Most students will be … Read More»

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