- Feb 28 Tue 2017 23:52
- Feb 25 Sat 2017 23:08
Instant IELTS ‘experts’ have been regularly emerging, and there are established 'experts' playing all sorts of tricks. You, the student, need to be an intelligent consumer. You could easily waste a lot of time and money, and send your IELTS mark downwards. In this post, I’ll look at the …
- Feb 23 Thu 2017 14:18
The last two posts about Morocco show both the good and bad (or rather, the bad and the good). Yes, there is good, and we hope we can encounter it. But there is bad, also. This links to IELTS Preparation in this country. Let us look at what I wrote in the first Moroccan entry.
- Feb 22 Wed 2017 23:32
Continuing with my account about Morocco, I had some bad experiences in the north, so I fled down south, to a quieter town called Taghazout. There I spent three weeks studying French, to help me travel through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Eventually, I decided to ‘hit the road’ again, but I could see the Atlas Mountains on the skyline. The Atlas Mountains are a series of three parallel mountain ranges that run through Morocco, and make this country a rather more interesting place than the flat ‘Saharan’ countries further inland or along the North Africa coast. So, I decided to take a bus up to a small village in these mountains [see the above picture]. I had a bad experience even getting onto the bus, with another hustler extorting money from me. Then I sat on the bus, and eventually relaxed a bit as it wound up the picturesque road into the mountains.
- Feb 21 Tue 2017 23:36
Continuing with my account about Morocco, I have to say that I had very mixed feelings about the country, and would be hesitant to recommend it to travelers. The issue results from when a poor country has decades of heavy tourism. That country eventually starts to depend on that tourism, and this can change the nature of many of the people. It can even corrupt them altogether, and this is the problem I had in Morocco. The average European traveler to Morocco is far richer than the average Moroccan, and every one in Morocco knows this.
- Feb 18 Sat 2017 22:26
Well, everyone, another AIS Writing & Listening Course finished (last Friday), and that is the end of AIS Term 1. That means Term 2 begins on Monday (20th), with the next IELTS Writing & Listening Course (running every MWF). This is always popular, so there is the afternoon (2 - 5.15 pm) and the night-time (6.45 - 10.00 pm) course.
- Feb 15 Wed 2017 23:31
Yes, look at the picture, and try to guess where I am. Well, I guess the title of the book (and this is the cover page) gives away everything. Yes, I have led quite an interesting life, and the book is a travelogue about my travels across North Africa (right through the Sahara desert, right in the era of the first Gulf War, when no one (who was sane) ventured into that part of the world. It was a bit rough, more than a bit dangerous, but I got through it – just. And I even wrote this book about it.
- Feb 14 Tue 2017 23:51
Well, before giving more IELTS advice, I'll get a bit more personal today, showing a photo of a class which has just ended. This is the IELTS Winter Intensive Class, which finished last Friday. One of the students is not there. Amy has returned to Australia, and let's hope she has a great time there.
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