IELTS candidates may find that the topic of gender and parental roles may appear quite often in either IELTS Speaking and more frequently, IELTS Writing Task 2. Here are some examples of tasks that may come up in essay writing: “Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for […]Read more "Discussing mothers in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
Here’s my example answer for IELTS Speaking Part 1 interview about my family. You will hear my brief responses but my answers are not too short. Can you hear any linking expressions or fillers? IELTS Speaking Test 1 – Family from The IELTS Tutor on Vimeo. You will see that it does not sound […]Read more "IELTS Speaking Part 1 Example – Family"
I am so relieved that the weather has been merciful lately. I’ve been taking strolls with the children every other day and it’s the perfect time for a road trip. The kids are excited about getting started tomorrow morning as it’s been a while since we’ve last been anywhere nice. You may not hear from […]Read more "On the road again"
My family and I went on a day road trip recently to escape from the heat at home. And so we headed north, up the mountain region, and found ourselves transported to a whole new world. I’d never been so relieved feeling the cold rain falling on my face as I took an afternoon nap […]Read more "On the road"
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"
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my readers a Happy Father’s Day. In the words of a friend of mine: It is incredible how you lot continue to be the strongest bone of the family; keeping your sanity, smiling all along, taking the ‘hit’ for everything, keeping us safe and […]Read more "Happy Father’s Day"
I’ve truly enjoyed teaching teenagers in my classroom over the years and I find that they are a lot of fun when they open up. It takes very careful planning because, in my experience, young people can be a tough audience! Here are a few exercises for and about teenagers: Breaking News English ESL Lesson […]Read more "Useful resources for discussing teenage years in the IELTS"
Here’s wishing all mothers a very happy Mothers’ Day. I hope you are appreciated every single day and not just this one day of the year. 🙂 Some activities here to find out more about this day: ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Mothers Day (with mp3 listening) Mother’s Day – Easy Online Reading Text for ESL Beginners […]Read more "Happy Mothers’ Day"
Here’s one of my son playing and hide-and-seek behind a curtain. Took us ages to find him! Until next time!Read more "Lazy Saturday"
My niece and nephew, whom I hadn’t seen for a long time, came to visit me today. I think the last time I saw them was when they were still babies! And now they’re all grown up in their teens and pre-teen years. How time has flown! If you are interested in learning English on […]Read more "Family Ties"