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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 – 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

Business English – Competition

Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English lesson about competition.  Competition in business is a situation in which people or organisations try to be more successful than other people or organisations. Businesses compete in many ways, for example, they compete over price, location, customer service and product ranges. Competition can be good for the customer but it can be difficult for small businesses or new companies as they must try to survive in tough and competitive markets.  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

English Conversation – Meetings

Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 01:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about meetings. A meeting is a gathering of people to discuss information, plan activities, make decisions and solve problems. Almost every company, group activity or project requires meetings. There are good meetings and bad meetings. Good meetings achieve a goal or purpose and make you feel that you’ve achieved something. Bad meetings make you feel that you have wasted your time. Whether we like them or hate them, learning how to participate well in a meeting is a beneficial skill to have.  read more

English Conversation – Making Decisions

Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about making decisions. A decision is the selection between two or more possible choices.  Decision-making is a very important skill, both in the workplace and in our everyday lives. Some decisions are very easy to make, while others seem almost impossible. Some professional business trainers suggest a very clear process for making decisions. It can be helpful to follow these strategies. However, some people prefer to decide based on what feels right or wrong.  read more

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