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IELTS test in Indonesia – December 2015 (Academic Module)

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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

IELTS - What is IELTS - British Council | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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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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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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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Sah-ry, eh? We're in the midst of the Canadian Vowel Shift - Macleans.ca

Sah-ry, eh? We're in the midst of the Canadian Vowel Shift - Macleans.ca | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The old vowels are 'oot': Canadians are changing how we speak, though none of us are noticing. Linguists might know why.
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Language doesn't stand still.
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Exploring English - British Council

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This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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This looks like an interesting course especially the emphasis on British culture which impacts on the English language.

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March | 2015 | jonathan dykes blog

1 post published by jonathandykes1 during March 2015
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I just came across this. How are changes to English being incorporated in your school?
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The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius

The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitter The days of tried-and-tested classroom quizzes are getting shaken up. Thanks to education technology, we’re seeing a massive influx of entertaining yet useful apps and web tools that make quizzes a bit more engaging. These teacher tools are changing how classrooms operate, how results are measured, and how effective lessons can be. Besides, who …
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Comprehensive list of sites to enable teachers to build great quizzes.

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Change word meanings with SYLLABLE STRESS

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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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Prepositions of movement and motion English grammar PDF and conversation

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An English Irregular Verbs list - Free PDF Download

An English Irregular Verbs list - Free PDF Download | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“ 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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Study: Intelligent computer programs are effective teachers - WSU News

Study: Intelligent computer programs are effective teachers - WSU News | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
PULLMAN, Wash. - Recent research shows that when a class size becomes large enough, one-on-one computer-based tutoring is more effective than traditional teacher-based instruction.
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Is the the beginning of even larger classes and the demise of teachers?

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Grammar: 6 ways to use WILL

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Is will only used to talk about the future? Yes. But there are many different contexts and uses of will that you might not be familiar with. Do you know what the difference is between will and be going to? These two are often confused, but you can learn how to use them correctly by watching this lesson. I will teach you six different ways you can use will: future intentions, promises, predictions, confirmations of place and time, order of events, and goodbyes. Take this essential lesson, and never be confused between will and be going to again.
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This is a nice simple and very effective video showing the uses of "will"

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Four Ways to Get Your English Learners to Do More | Teaching ESL Online

One of the biggest frustrations of teaching English is when your learners don’t do anything outside of class.
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For online teachers some good ideas on how to keep your students motivated.
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