If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you will probably have heard about the problems smartphone giants have been experiencing recently. Here is an example article that you could read about Samsung, which contains language that should help you with describing market trends in IELTS Writing Task 1. Can you locate these expressions in context […]Read more "How to describe trends in IELTS Writing Task 1"
Here’s another quick one about recent developments in the world of medical technology. Scientists have now found a way to help detect signs of dementia through an app called Sea Hero Quest. Before you download it to find out what it’s all about and how to play this game, let’s do a quick IELTS exercise […]Read more "Understanding and discussing medical advancements in the IELTS"
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, particularly up-to-date developments in the area of science, you will have heard about the recent breakthrough in GM Food. Have a look at the video from the link below and choose the correct letter that best describes the topic. Scientists have made changes to the way plants use photosynthesis […]Read more "Common IELTS Topic: GM Food Production"
The topic of technology might come up in certain test questions either in IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 2 or 3. Here is an example of what you may be asked in an essay: Nowadays, the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has […]Read more "Discussing children and technology in IELTS Speaking Part 3"
The theme of addiction may come up in the IELTS through a listening or reading text, or as an essay or interview question. The topic may not necessarily be about common addiction problems like drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, but it could be about addiction to technology, such as television or the computer. How prepared are […]Read more "Talking about phone addiction in the IELTS"
If you are not already using a Google Chrome browser, it may be well worth trying. It comes with a free grammar check extension called Grammarly which helps you analyse your spelling and grammar when communicating online. Chris Becker via Compfight This may be a great place for you to start monitoring your own sentence […]Read more "Improve your IELTS Writing with this FREE tool!"
A few weeks ago, I posted an article on discussing internet safety with the question: Some people believe that technological tools such as body scanners and CCTV have significantly enhanced our safety and security, while others feel that they have resulted in a loss of privacy. Do the benefits of these items outweigh their disadvantages? […]Read more "Discussing CCTV and Street Lighting in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
In a recent IELTS Listening lesson, my students and I discussed what they knew about the ISS (International Space Station). The subject was on space technology and candidates were using their background understanding of this to help direct their listening and predict the kind of words that may appear in the recording. Photo Credit: mocr […]Read more "Common IELTS Topic – Space Technology"
This morning’s class was a little different as it involved a group of 11-year-olds, including mine, in one English class. I had a teacher collaboration session in Japan using Skype where the student group did a presentation and asked me questions in basic English. At the end of it, my daughter had a brief chat […]Read more "Skype Learning"
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"