Hello and welcome to my website. This is where I will be blogging about writing for the IELTS/OET/TOEFL/PTE etc exams, and anything else I feel like regarding academic writing and English in general. As you will see, several of the posts have a video embedded in them, you can find these on my YouTube channel… Continue reading Welcome to my blog….
This is a New Year's gift to one of my members who had not had a letter corrected before...so have a look, and if you like it don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel...see you soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0kOkK-oKys&t=81s
I am sitting here this morning correcting student letters and I thought I would share an example to help you along in your writing. If you look at the letter you will see that paragraphs 2 and 3 in the original need some reworking in terms of logical flow. It is always a good idea… Continue reading OET Writing Tip..how to reorder information.
As you know, I help out on a Telegram group called Prepare OET, mainly checking letters and giving live letter correction seminars as writing is something that many healthcare professionals have a problem with. They are fine with the listening and reading, and usually the speaking, as they do this in their daily medical practice,… Continue reading Need help with OET letter writing to get a grade B?
Another student request essay...take a look, any questions, you can join me on FB here.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/prepareielts9.0/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SNR-hZbKoY&feature=youtu.be
As per student requests...today's video is how to write a conclusion...pretty straightforward...as you will see. If you want to submit a video request, join me on FB and let me know https://www.facebook.com/groups/prepareielts9.0/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMZKfekiyRc&feature=youtu.be
In this post I want to talk about something that is very important...why most people taking IELTS don't make use of a correction service, and why this is a bad idea... OK, so, I am in several FB groups, Whatsapp groups, and Telegram channels and one thing I see everyday is that far too many… Continue reading Why you should get your essays expertly assessed…
In this audio, you will hear me demonstrate the idea mapping method I outlined a couple of weeks ago. The topic card is Describe a website you often browse. You should say: what is it how long have you been using it give details information about the website and explain why you often browse this… Continue reading Speaking Example using Idea Mapping Strategy
Something new for you this week, I have been conducting live training sessions recently on both writing and speaking with members of my Whatsapp and Facebook groups (links in blue). In this particular training, I outline a method for tackling the topic card in IELTS speaking, I introduce a method and the participants practice it.… Continue reading IELTS Speaking: Topic Card Method
Hello, time for another video. This one is basically the same as the last one, not by choice I should say. I keep reading comments on essays in these free IELTS groups on FB by people who have no idea what they are talking about. This is bad, giving people false hope that their writing… Continue reading Not another Band 7.0+ Essay?..well, no..