20 Role Play ideas for ESL Beginners to Improve Conversational Skills

January 30, 2018
30 January 2018,
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Learning to improve our conversational skills can be daunting when we start learning a new language.  Children often find learning a new language easier as they are in a learning environment at school already.  Adults can be daunted at having to speak out loud and are embarrassed at making mistakes.  Learning conversational skills should be fun so here are 20 […]


Meet IELTS Tutor Melinda

February 17, 2017
17 February 2017,
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Tell us about your past experiences as an IELTS tutor? I’m a CELTA qualified, IELTS tutor from the UK, with over 8 years experience working with ESL students. I taught English communication classes at University level in Singapore for three and a half years, as well as Business English to university staff and office workers. I tutored IELTS/ TOEIC/ TOEFL exam preparation, Academic Writing classes, […]


How to get a 7+ on IELTS Speaking without “studying”?

January 19, 2017
19 January 2017,
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We get a lot of questions on how to get a good score on the IELTS speaking test without studying and memorization. Today, we are going to talk about 3 language learning principles you can apply to your studying that will help you score a 7+ on IELTS speaking. 1.) Don’t memorize grammar, vocabulary or sentence structures People studying for […]


20 IELTS Speaking Topics you should prepare for

October 5, 2016
5 October 2016,
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If you are preparing for the IELTS Speaking test, you need to practice building complex sentences and expressing complex thoughts. Simple conversational exchanges like “where are you from?” “I am from Spain!” are not going to give you that practice. You also need to constantly add to your vocabulary and use new words frequently so that you remember them and […]