In today’s world, a person can’t be too careful with online safety and there are many people out there in the real world as well as on the internet who are just waiting for an opportunity to part you from your money. With the advancement of technology, comes a price. As in real life, you […]Read more "Discussing Virtual Crime in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
Beside having been an examiner for IELTS, I am also a former Cambridge ESOL examiner and today, I had a lesson about how best to approach the CAE test. Unlike IELTS, the CAE certificate is a lifetime qualification, so you do not have to re-take this test every two years or so because it does not […]Read more "Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)"
To all my IELTS students, here is another worksheet I have created for you to practise your listening skills, widen your vocabulary range and increase your general knowledge. This topic might arise in: Listening Part 4 where you might hear a lecture on this topic Academic Reading where relevant words might appear Writing Part 1 […]Read more "Common IELTS Topic – Water Desalination"
I’m back after a long while of trying to meet my deadline of a paper I am doing. Now that I am back, hello again! I hope you’ve missed me 🙂 Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, the Prince of Cambridge. Like all babies, this one’s also […]Read more "Prince George Alexander Louis"
Today marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan for all Muslims around the world. It is a time when not only Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, but focus on reciting the Qur’an, giving alms to the poor, building relationships and refraining from meaningless activities for the whole month. It is an overall test […]Read more "Ramadan Mubarak!"
OK, I’m a little confused here. I’m still trying to 1) get my head around Daylight Savings Time whenever I’m in the UK but this 2) takes the biscuit! First, DST here started on 28 April and I’d expected it to last until autumn when the clocks would change back to 00:00 GMT without the […]Read more "DST again?"
It was so hot today, I couldn’t think! My electric fan is on 25 hours a day 😉 and all I could feel is hot breeze. I’d never drunk so much water to keep myself hydrated and eaten so much ice cream to stay cool. Still, I have comfort in the thought that it’ll only […]Read more "Summer Breeze"
Try saying this aloud: Patient: Doctor, Doctor, I’ve got two theik, a near rake, sore rise, bruise darms, a stummer cake and I far tall the time. Doctor: I see, perhaps you’d like to way tin the corridor? Taken from: Pronunciation as Listening TESOL part 2_0001.wmv – YouTube It’s been a great week introducing my […]Read more "Connected Speech in IELTS Speaking"
Here’s wishing all my American friends and readers a Happy Independence Day! Hope you’re having a good one 🙂Read more "Happy 4th July!"
I have noticed a teacher’s column called “Who am I and Why am I writing this?” on a website recently and am a bit concerned about the mindset of this educator who’s possibly a role-model. Though the article was short, it seemed like a desperate attempt at reaching out to students who may have preferred […]Read more "Putting Others Down"