- Jan 31 Tue 2017 19:19
- Jan 30 Mon 2017 21:53
- Jan 29 Sun 2017 20:16
In the last two posts, I mentioned that the claim that the school or teacher ‘uses original IELTS material’ should immediately make you uneasy. I mentioned how test material is not learning material, and the danger is that this ‘test material’ will be used for memorising answers, either spoken or written. This therefore leads to the issue of memorisation. So, let’s think of the IELTS Speaking Test, and the …
- Jan 27 Fri 2017 21:22
In this culture, every one wants to focus on 'tests', and it is a common belief that to prepare for a test, you need to just practice them, and use them, and keep practicing them and using them. The IELTS test is like exercise; just keep using them and you'll get strong. Hmmmm, in this post, I’ll look at the …
- Jan 26 Thu 2017 23:27
- Jan 25 Wed 2017 23:48
Sometimes a dubious but popular IELTS source give a phrases for IELTS Writing, and suddenly it becomes popular – but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Usually it isn’t, because the phrase is simple given for memorization, and all words come with meaning which must be appropriate to the situation, and the ‘instant IELTS experts’ don’t, or can’t, think this deeply.
- Jan 21 Sat 2017 00:23
Sometimes a student will ring, and say, “Can you guarantee an IELTS 7?” Our response is, “No one can guarantee that”, and then the phone sometimes goes ‘click …. buzzzzzzzz …”. In the previous post, I stated, strongly, that in IELTS, it is impossible to guarantee anything, and anyone who does so is misleading you. Let’s continue to look at the …
- Jan 21 Sat 2017 00:19
Sometimes a student will ring, and say, “Can you guarantee an IELTS 7?” Many schools and teachers will glibly say, 'Yes, definitely'. Well, you need to be aware of the risks here. You could easily waste a lot of time and money, and send your IELTS mark downwards. In this post (and the next two), I’ll look at the …
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 10:48
This input is divided into six separate posts, and this is the sixth and final one. Here we go. In the previous post, I was giving you some strategic guidelines related to the use of Chinese writing in so much IELTS preparation material. You don’t want to waste your money, waste your time, and still get a low IELTS mark, right? Here are the final two guidelines.
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 10:35
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 10:31
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 10:28
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 10:24
Let's continue this discussion of an important issue to your IELTS success – in fact, this is a crucial issue, and one of the greatest factors why you are NOT doing so well in the IELTS test. Thus, this input is divided into six separate posts, and this is the second. Here we go.
- Jan 17 Tue 2017 09:00
It's time for me to discuss an issue which is very important to your IELTS success – in fact, this is a crucial issue, and one of the greatest factors why you are NOT doing so well in the IELTS test. Thus, this input is divided into six separate posts, and this is the first. Here we go.
- Jan 10 Tue 2017 23:29
- Jan 10 Tue 2017 00:27