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IELTS Frequently Asked Questions

Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Jo

What is the IELTS exam?

IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System.  It is an exam which gives an accurate and reliable measurement of your English language abilities.  

Who is it for?

IELTS is recognised by more than 7,000 educational institutions, governments and employers around the world and is often used for the purposes of gaining admission into a university or to obtain a visa to live in an English-speaking country.  There are two types of IELTS tests – Academic and General.  The type you choose depends on your purpose for taking the exam.  It is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test and it is taken by more than 1.7 million people every year.

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An Introduction to IELTS

Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
posted by Jo

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam which gives an accurate and reliable measurement of your English language abilities.  It is recognised by more than 7,000 educational institutions, governments and employers around the world and is often used for the purposes of gaining admission into a university or to obtain a visa to live in an English-speaking country.  It is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test and it is taken by more than 1.7 million people every year.  read more

Business English – Sustainable Business

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Sustainable Business.  Sustainable business (or green business) is doing business in a way that has no negative impact on the local or global environment, community or society.  In general, a business is sustainable if it considers sustainability when making business decisions, supplies environmentally friendly products or services and has made a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations.  Nowadays, more and more companies are trying to conduct their business in a sustainable way.  read more

Business English – Ethics

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:01 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Ethics.  Businesses can choose to work in a way that profits only the owners or in ways that benefit the community. Working ethically means acting in ways that are both fair and honest.  A big business has a lot of power, which it can either use responsibly or not.  Ethics is about doing the right thing and considering the implications of every decision and the effect it might have on the community, the environment and individuals. read more

Business English – Leadership

Thursday, January 3, 2013 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English lesson about Leadership.  Leadership is organising a group of people to achieve a common goal. It is very important for businesses to be run by effective leaders. Good leaders motivate, encourage and inspire their staff to work to their best potential.  Leadership involves making decisions about many different things, but it is special compared to any other role because it has a unique responsibility for people.  Some believe that people are born to be either leaders or followers, while others believe that leadership is a skill we can learn. read more

Business English – Globalisation

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation lesson about globalisation and multinational business.  A multinational company is one that operates in more than one country, and typically operates in a number of major global markets.  Examples of multinationals are Coca-Cola, Cadbury Schweppes, McDonalds, Kellogg’s and many more. An important characteristic of these organisations is that they have well established corporate brands that are widely recognised.  Globalisation has changed society in many ways. Some people believe this has been a positive change, while others argue that it has had many negative impacts.  read more

Business English – Motivation

Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation lesson about motivation.  Motivation in business is about the ways a company can encourage staff to give their best.  Motivated staff care about the success of the business and work better.  Understanding what motivates individuals is important in the workplace. Research suggests that motivated employees are happier at work. They get more satisfaction from their work, are absent less often, tend to be more loyal and work with more enthusiasm.  read more

English for Travelers | A Trip to the United States

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
posted by Jo

Are you planning to take a vacation to the United States sometime soon? Perhaps you would like to visit a big city like New York City or Los Angeles or maybe you want to see the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park. There are so many places to visit in the U.S., but before you go, take some time to brush up on vocabulary and American English expressions that you can use at hotels, at airports, while taking public transportation or while driving in the U.S. Check out the vocabulary and expressions below to get started. read more

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