Improving your reading skills

I have a lot of students who ask me how they can improve their reading skills. Often students need to get a good score in their IELTS exam and they have found out that they don’t do very well in the reading part. The thing I tell my students is that there is no quick fix! There … Read more

Videos for practising IELTS speaking

The UK has been enjoying spectacular spring weather for a while now. This must make it even harder for holidaymakers who went abroad and got stuck because of the volcano flight chaos to come to terms with their spoilt holidays. If only they had stayed here! Of course the travel insurance companies are now going … Read more

IELTS writing

I am always looking for different ways to make the same points to students. Regular readers will know that I quite like pointing out youtube clips and I’ve got another one today about how you can achieve COHESION and COHERENCE in a paragraph and an essay when you are writing for IELTS. Cohesion and coherence … Read more

IELTS Speaking

Quite a few of my students are taking IELTS again over the next few months as part of their preparations for taking a Master’s course. (I would have thought that graduating from a British university would be proof of a student’s English ability, but it seems that some universities want students to take another IELTS … Read more