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Australia Network - Study English - Series 3: Episode One - IELTS Assessment Criteria

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Study English - Series 3: Episode One - IELTS Assessment Criteria
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Advertising – IELTS Ideas for Writing and Speaking | Learn English, IELTS, EFL,ESL Public Speaking, Grammar, Literature, Linguistics by NEO

The blog is for Free English Language Speaking Online Course, Literature and Linguistics. Learn Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Audio-Video English. You can study grammar, vocabulary,life coaching and exam skills.
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Some useful ideas for advertising essays

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Skills and techniques to link speaking and writing in IELTS | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Skills and techniques to link speaking and writing in IELTS | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
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It's quite long but do watch some of it anyway it's fascinating

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Banker’s bloat

Banker’s bloat | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Wall Street bonuses are increasing again“GREED is good!” boomed Michael Douglas in the 1987 film “Wall Street.” Though an anthem of the perceived excesses of...
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The daily chart from The Economist is great for academic task 1 

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
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This free online site will help you not only with your reading but your vocabulary and writing too. Almost perfect.

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IELTS listening spelling and note-taking practice exercise -

IELTS listening spelling and note-taking practice exercise - | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
An IELTS listening spelling exercise with MP3 and advice on taking notes
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Better listening for IELTS is definitely not about doing loads of practice tests. It is about learning and improving your skills.

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How to organise information in task 1 writing -

How to organise information in task 1 writing - | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
A lesson on how to organise information in task 1 to improve your coherence and task response scores.
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Task 1 academic IELTS is largely about organisation. This lesson is designed to help you organise your summaries better

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How to Answer the 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions - US News

How to Answer the 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions - US News | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Prepare for these common, but daunting, interview questions.

Via Christine Sjolander, Cruise Line Class
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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:29 AM

I love to ask the question, "Describe a mistake you made in the past few months and what did you learn from it?"  It is similar to the question that is in this article "Describe a time you failed."

 

What I look for in a candidate's response is someone who is honest, who has learned from the mistake, ....and most importantly has adapted their appraoch to prevent the same mistake from happening in the future. 

 

The question about the weakness is similar.  When a person is asked, "Describe one of your weaknesses."  Individuals who respond with statements such as an area of opportunity that I identified this year to work on is ____.  What I have done to develop in this area is ___, and the results are ___.

 

Gaps in employment are tricky.  My advice is to demonstrate that you have been making valuable use of your time.  It could be volunteering, taking care of an ill family member, developing your skills through continued education, etc.

 

I hope you find this article helpful.

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Some good tips on how to answer tough interview questions

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7 Practical Ways To Improve Your Reading (Guest Post) | 7 Speed Reading Software

7 Practical Ways To Improve Your Reading (Guest Post) | 7 Speed Reading Software | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
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This is by me and all about how to improve your reading skills. It is very popular on the site where it is published

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CAE Writing Phrases

CAE Writing Phrases | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
I stumbled across this amazing and exhaustive list of phrases for advanced writing. I don't know who made it but a big thank you to whoever it was! It's gold dust! You can download it here: CAE - W...
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Learn English with Dianna » Blog Archive » How can I guess new vocabulary from context?

Learn English with Dianna » Blog Archive » How can I guess new vocabulary from context? | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
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The conclusion – a summary of the essay and an answer to the question | Dominic Cole's IELTS Blog

Advice on how to make sure your conclusion answers the question and summarises your essay...
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An IELTS vocabulary lesson on the subject of Business

An IELTS vocabulary lesson on the subject of Business | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Learn Business vocabulary in the context of answers to IELTS-style questions in a mock Speaking exam.
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How can I learn new words in English? - The English Blog

How can I learn new words in English? - The English Blog | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Student Stella asks: how can I learn new words in English ??? Here is the answer Stella - it has been proven by scientists. Put new vocabulary in your long-term memory forever!
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This is great advice on how to learn words

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IELTS Writing: Happiness - Jeffrey-IELTS Blog

IELTS Writing: Happiness - Jeffrey-IELTS Blog | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
IELTS Writing: Happiness - Jeffrey-IELTS Blog
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Good advice and some useful help with language too

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Phraseum - language learning online

A web clipping app for language learning. Discover, clip, organize and remember useful foreign language phrases and collocations while browsing the web.
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This another wonderful resource for anyone interested in expanding their vocabulary. 

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How to structure IELTS essays -

How to structure IELTS essays - | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Advice with an example on how to structure IELTS essays
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Knowing how to plan and structure your essay is key to success. This simple resource and idea should help you 

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Personal opinions in IELTS essays -

Personal opinions in IELTS essays - | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
A lesson on whether you should give personal opinions in IELTS essays
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It's important that you give your opinions clearly and in the right language in task 2 essays.

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Successful Student Checklist – Me | Third Year "Desperate Students"

Successful Student Checklist – Me | Third Year "Desperate Students" | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
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IELTS Writing: Might or May - Jeffrey-IELTS Blog

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Telltale signs your essay sucks - 24 Hours Vancouver

Telltale signs your essay sucks - 24 Hours Vancouver | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
24 Hours Vancouver
Telltale signs your essay sucks
24 Hours Vancouver
Academic essay assignments typically include a topic and word-count restrictions.
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This applies to IELTS too

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IELTS Reading Tips - Improve your reading score with these 25 tips

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The reading section can be hard to get through with enough time. I hope that these 25 IELTS reading tips will help you improve your speed and your accuracy.
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019 How to Describe a Table - Academic Task 1. IELTS | IELTS podcast

019 How to Describe a Table - Academic Task 1. IELTS | IELTS podcast | IELTS and English skills | Scoop.it
Full tutorial / description of how to describe a table of figures for the IELTS Academic Task 1.
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