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….
Ok, so it's been a while since my last post, this is because I have been busy at school and working on other projects, one of which is my virtual classroom on http://www.easyclass.com. This is a website which allows teachers to have a classroom space online where we can post assignments, share files, have a… Continue reading Free access to my OET Corrected Letter archive..
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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvaE1BAB8iU&feature=youtu.be Just made this video in response to a posting in the IELTS9.0 free preparation FB group...in it, someone had posted an essay and other group members had claimed this was a Band 7.0. The author was delighted naturally, however, when I read it, it was obvious that the essay was at most a 5.0.… Continue reading Why this Band 7.0 essay is really band 5.0..
Another day, another video...this time how to master task response, what is it, and how to do it. Check it out....if you have any video requests, you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ylUJtSrQo&feature=youtu.be