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How to Calculate your IELTS Band Score

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

In the IELTS exam, you receive a score, which is called a ‘band’, for each section of the exam – listening, reading, writing and speaking.  You also receive an overall band score, which is the average score of the four sections.   The band system is on a scale from 1 to 9, with each band corresponding to a level of English competence.  Band 1 indicates that you have virtually no English at all, while band 9 is considered to be a high level of proficiency.  It is also possible to get a half score, for example, 7.5.

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English Conversation – Time

Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ 06:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Time.  Time allows us to order events from the past through to the present and into the future. It also helps us measure the duration of events and to make schedules. Nowadays, many people feel that they do not have enough time. Sometimes it is difficult to balance all the different things we need to do in a day, like work, family responsibilities , exercise and social activities. Keeping a diary or writing a schedule helps to manage time but it can still be a challenge to fit everything in. It would be nice to have more free time. read more

New Resources Added – IELTS Speaking Topics

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Jo

IELTS Speaking Topics

The International English Language Testing  System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

The IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels, including Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Even if your English is at an acceptable level to perform well in the IELTS exam, it is important to familiarise yourself with the format of the test.

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English Conversation – Festivals & Celebrations

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 07:05 PM
posted by Jo

This is an English conversation lesson about festivals, carnivals, weddings and other celebrations. You can learn vocabulary and expressions associated with festivals and other celebrations as well as discover the most common questions people may ask you about this subject.

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English Conversation – Crime

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 08:05 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about crime. Learn useful vocabulary and expressions about crime, as well as common questions you might be asked when discussing this subject.

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English Conversation – The Weather

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 06:05 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about the weather.  There are so many terms in the English language to describe the weather, some with only very small differences in meaning. This lessons outlines some of those words, as well as some common idioms we use when talking about the weather. There are also some conversation questions about this subject. read more

English Conversation – The Arts

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 04:05 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about ‘The Arts’. It includes an explanation about  when to use the definite article when talking about art forms, some art vocabulary, idioms we might use when discussing the arts and some conversation questions we might use when discussing this subject. read more

English Conversation – Pets & Animals

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 03:04 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about pets and animals. There are some idioms that we use when talking about animals, some common questions people ask eachother about this subject, as well as an audio discussion with questions. read more