5 IELTS Spelling Tips

Thursday, 19 September 2013 by

1) Always say the word or move your lips when spelling any new words or words you are unsure of. 2) Think about the number of syllables in the word and spell the syllables. In general, the number of syllables equals the number of vowel sounds: e.g. Mon/day, Tues/day 3) If you’re not sure of

Personal Statements, what to do?

Friday, 13 September 2013 by

First impressions last, at least that’s what they say.  With your personal statement this is your big chance to make a lasting impression on the university you have chosen to spend the next 4 years of your student life at. Give your opinions: Universities don’t expect all students to be Einstein or Newton, but they

7 tips to improve your IELTS listening score

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 by

Circle keywords before each question to make sure you know when an answer is coming. Use the 30 seconds before and after each section to predict answers.This will help you catch the answer when you hear it. Students with a Band 7 or Band 8 can predict answers with a high level of accuracy. Understanding

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1.  The meaning can depend on the context Set up a meeting means arrange a meeting Set up equipment means assemble equipment Set up a room means prepare a room for use 2. Different contexts means different meanings, so remember that that means different opposites The music on the office put me off – meaning

How to use DVDs to improve your English

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 by

Most people watch English-speaking films or programmes so how can you use these to improve your English? Step 1 – Watch a short section (10 – 15 seconds) with no sound and no subtitles. Try to predict what they are talking about. Remember that over 50% of communication comes from body language so watch their

1.  It bridges the differences of education systems. Qualifications vary in each country and not all of them are in line with the entry requirements of the British universities. 2. Provides a transition from a national secondary school to a British university. It helps students understand higher education’s standard and the requirements properly. Furthermore, students

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7 good reasons to study in Glasgow

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

1) Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city, but with a population of just 600,000 people, you won’t get lost!  You can find everything you need here, it has the second biggest shopping area in the UK, (London is number one, of course!). 2) Glasgow and Scotland have a smaller population than London and England, so are

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Connection checklist In order to implement the iPads successfully you will need to: Ensure the school has a robust and reliable wireless infrastructure. Ensure Wi-Fi signal is distributed evenly in all the classrooms and in the teachers’ room. Ensure that your network can sustain a large volume of devices connecting at the same time. Pedagogical

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Learning strategies or styles are terms used to describe identifiable individual approaches to learning situations. J.W. Keefe (1979) defines learning styles as “cognitive, affective and psychological traits that are relatively stable indicators of how learners perceive, interact with, and respond to the learning environment”. Reid (1987) identified six major style preferences: 1.Visual 2.Auditory 3.Kinaesthetic 4.Tactile

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IELTS writing task 1 lesson

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

Here are some tips that have helped students improve their band score:

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