- 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 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 12 Sun 2017 14:42
- Feb 11 Sat 2017 23:57
Instant IELTS ‘experts’ are everywhere. You need to know the danger signs. 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 10 Fri 2017 23:42
Here we go again, with collocation - the key to getting IELTS 7, remember. Try to improve the collocation (or logic) by changing the words in red. Remember, there can sometimes be different answers to this.
- Feb 09 Thu 2017 23:45
Okay, after the 'pigeon' interlude, we'll continue practising with collocation. Remember, (better) collocation is mentioned in the public version of the IELTS Band Descriptors in Band Score 7 and 8. This is important.
- Feb 08 Wed 2017 23:23
- Feb 08 Wed 2017 00:01
Here we go again, continuing with the collocation. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It's certainly something to work on, and here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.
- Feb 05 Sun 2017 00:00
Hey everyone. Well, after a reflective first post (after the Chinese New Year holiday), I was going to get more serious in this post. If you were reading and checking this pixnet, you would know that before Chinese New Year, I had been looking at all the 'Tricks to Watch Out For', trying to warn everyone to be very careful, and very cautious when choosing teachers to help you with the IELTS test.