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E is for eCoursebook

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Apple’s plan, announced last week, to launch electronic publishing of school textbooks set social networks a-twitter, triggering flurries of excitement and apprehension in equal measure.  To ...
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Exam board rules on punctuation are wrong, wrong, and wrong

Exam board rules on punctuation are wrong, wrong, and wrong | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Linguistics expert David Crystal tells Hay festival that school advisers are ‘not aware of complexity of decisions they are asking kids to make’
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IELTS test tips from people who got Band 7.5 to 8.5

IELTS test tips from people who got Band 7.5 to 8.5 | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
We were hoping our IELTS results competition winners would come back with some great tips for everyone, and they didn't disappoint! Today we will be sharing the
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TOEFL vs. IELTS – What’s the Difference between them? ~ TOEFL Review - Tips on How to Pass the Exam

TOEFL vs. IELTS – What’s the Difference between them? ~ TOEFL Review - Tips on How to Pass the Exam | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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A lot of people know these tests, yet some are wondering with the difference of the two. Let us break down the differences between the TOEFL and the IELTS tests.
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IELTS Review Center in Makati: Best Practices in Dealing with Data Interpretation in the IELTS Writing Test

IELTS Review Center in Makati: Best Practices in Dealing with Data Interpretation in the IELTS Writing Test | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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Tiffany Soriano's curator insight, April 22, 4:12 AM
The first task of the Writing test in the Academic module is to interpret a given data. The data can vary from pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, tables and even a combination of different data. Interpreting these data is tricky and might pose a problem if you do not know what to consider in your writing. Here is how you can write an essay for the Writing Task 1 of the IELTS Academic test.
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Change word meanings with SYLLABLE STRESS

Change word meanings with SYLLABLE STRESS | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Did you know that some English words change their meaning if you change the syllable stress? For example, there is a huge difference between CON-tent and con-TENT! With 14 examples of this amazing phenomenon, this lesson is a PER-fect way to per-FECT your English! After watching, you can download and print the resource page which contains 30 more examples for you to practice.
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Interesting and an important area to be aware of when speaking English.

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IELTS test details - What do you do in IELTS exam?

What happens in the IELTS test? Academic English teacher, Simon, explains the different parts of the IELTS exam... So the IELTS exam is actually based on the ...

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Nice clear explanation of what happens in the exam.

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Introduction to IELTS Writing Task 1 Video Lesson

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The British Council have some great videos about the IELTS test. I decided to use one of them to introduce task 1 (academic) to a new class. The lesson aims to familiarise students with the test fo...

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Worth watching for those preparing for IELTS.

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BBC Learning English - Course: lower intermediate / Unit 29 / Session 2 / Activity 1

BBC Learning English - Course: lower intermediate / Unit 29 / Session 2 / Activity 1 | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“ Talking about the past - the differences between ‘used to’ and ‘would’. Take our test #grammar https://t.co/ZrGubeu9v1 #learnenglish #elt”
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When to use 'will', 'shall', 'would' and 'should'. Will have or would have?

When to use 'will', 'shall', 'would' and 'should'. Will have or would have? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Shall and will are both modal verbs primarily used to express the future tense. Shall currently tends to ... have been very angry if he had seen you.
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Nice visual although in my experience shall is not used very often in spoken English these days.

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Prepositions of movement and motion English grammar PDF - Learning English vocabulary and grammar

Prepositions of movement and motion English grammar PDF - Learning English vocabulary and grammar | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“ Prepositions of movement and motion English grammar PDF and conversation”
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Work on learning English prepositions.
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Prepositions of movement and motion English grammar PDF and conversation

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An English Irregular Verbs list - Free PDF Download

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“ Free PDF download of an English Irregular Verbs list from Language On Schools. Improve your English by learning and memorizing the common English irregular verbs.”
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Improve your English by learning and memorizing the common irregular verbs in English below. If you have any questions about studying English, please contact us. We are here to help!  

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Social English Vocabulary & Expressions

Social English Vocabulary & Expressions | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Watch this fun video, where Ill teach you how to talk about going out with friends. Ill give you a lot of useful expressions, vocabulary, and slang you can use to talk about social situations. Do you use Facebook? Im going to teach you how native speakers write Facebook statuses, comments, and captions. When we write on Facebook, we generally use informal English and slang. Ill share some cool expressions you can start using right away. Ill also teach you how to ask someone out on a date and how
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Some useful phrases and a glimpse of how to use Facebook in English.

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Watch And Show Videos Without Distractions With Free Tool Watchkin - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Watch And Show Videos Without Distractions With Free Tool Watchkin - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“ Watchkin is a site devoted to letting people have more control over their YouTube viewing experience.”
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IELTS Advice: answer the question!

IELTS Advice: answer the question! | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
In the IELTS speaking and writing tests, the most important thing is to answer the question. This seems obvious, but many students are so worried about using 'difficult grammar' that they don't give relevant answers. In the speaking test, listen carefully to the question and answer it as if you were speaking to a friend. Try to speak without thinking too much; forget the grammar and just have a normal conversation. In the writing test, take some time to understand each question and plan your answer. Check the question every time you write a new idea; make sure that everything...
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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid During the IELTS Listening Test ~ IELTS Test Review

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid During the IELTS Listening Test ~ IELTS Test Review | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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Explanation of common mistakes students make in IELTS.
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Tiffany Soriano's curator insight, May 13, 1:13 AM
Every IELTS candidate aims to get a perfect band score in any subtest of the examination. However, there are times that our dream of hitting a high score are shattered with the mistakes that we commit during the examination. Anybody can make a mistake, yet this mistake can always be avoided.
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IELTS test in Indonesia – December 2015 (Academic Module)

IELTS test in Indonesia – December 2015 (Academic Module) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Listening test Section 1. About a library.
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Topics that you should be familiar with in the IELTS exam.

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IELTS Speaking: 3 simple tips - ielts-simon.com

Here are three simple tips that could make a difference to your score: 1. Be confident Although you might be nervous, try to speak clearly and confidently. Smile and be friendly* with the examiner. As you go into the exam, tell yourself that you have prepared well and that you're going to enjoy the challenge. 2. Know that you are prepared You will feel much more confident if you know that you have prepared and practised for the test. You should know exactly what to expect. For example, have you prepared some common topics (e.g. describe a place, a person,...
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Simple but very important tips for the speaking part.

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IELTS - What is IELTS - British Council

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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s number one English language test, taken by over 1 million people every year from across the world. (Have you heard of the IELTS exam?


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For those wondering what IELTS is this explains everything.

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How to Write an IELTS Writing Task 1

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View IELTS Writing Task 1 example graphs and answers - the best and quickest way to improve your score with IELTS buddy!

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Helpful site for those practicing for the writing exam in IELTS 

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Ajda Osifo's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:18 AM

Samples based on content.

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IELTS Listening Test from Real Past Exam with key 2015 #3

“ Questions + keys: http://www.mediafire.com/?x777wku8711j6u1 The new IELTS Listening test from Cambridge The International English Language Testing ...”
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Useful for IELTS students
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IELTS Listening Test from Real Past Exam with key 2015 #3

“ Questions + keys: http://www.mediafire.com/?x777wku8711j6u1 The new IELTS Listening test from Cambridge The International English Language Testing ...”
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Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR

Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Do you know how to use commas? In this lesson, youll learn simple rules for using commas with coordinating conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions connect two ideas or clauses in a sentence. Well look at the most common conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. Knowing how to place commas in your sentences will help you to write better, and will make your writing easier to read. This grammar lesson is essential for anyone who wants to improve their English writing. It is especially impo
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Nice video to help your writing.

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Secret to improving your learning - Strategies in Language Learning

Secret to improving your learning - Strategies in Language Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Ideas to keep your motivation to learn English going.

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