The words and phrases below were quite often used locally in the IELTS Writing or Speaking when I was teaching/examining IELTS candidates in the UAE. Their usage is cultural but may not really fit the test situation where standard forms of English are required. You can see the standard English substitutes on the right. Indian […]Read more "Indianisms and the IELTS"
Having grown up in a traditional Muslim household in a secular society has been an interesting, if not colourful, experience for me and having a chance to share this experience with my students is always enjoyable. Today’s session on Understanding Muslim Culture with my student touched on the Dos and Dont’s when visiting a Muslim […]Read more "Understanding Muslim Culture"