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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 – Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
posted by Jo


This is an English Conversation Lesson about Christmas.  Listen to an Audio Discussion about the meaning of Christmas and the types of traditional food we eat at this special time of year in different countries.  Learn some common adjectives we use to describe Christmas and discover a wide range of conversation questions we can ask about this subject.

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English Conversation – Hypotheticals

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about hypothetical situations.  It contains hypothetical questions using first, second and third conditional sentences.

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English Conversation – News & Media

Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 03:03 PM
posted by Jo

News and the Media

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about news, current events and the media. There is an audio discussion about the future of print newspapers which raises some questions and issues for consideration.  There are also some idioms we might use when discussiong this subject and some conversation qustions about news and media.

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