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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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"Answer the following question", is this a question type for IELTS exam? Should I prepare this type of question too?

Thanks to you, Simon.
Really really really good film!

http://vimeo.com/25491676

"Inside Job"
I think this one might be also worthy to watch.

It is a big pity that we cannot watch in China...

Hi Simon,

I am using your website for 8 months, it has really useful information, I also bought your book for writing.I took my test and my result is:
Speaking 7.5
listening 6.5
writing 6
reading 5.5

I need to take 6.5 in all scores and I have 2 months, I studied really hard, but i do not know how can I improve in Reading and writing. I was advised by university to take TOEFL test and it is easier. I am really confused. Could you please advise me?
I really appreciate your advice

Simon, thanks for your all attention... What can you say about online chat with other sudents??? in skype??? I need friends who are preparing for IELTS... I have to speak with them for improving my speaking. Please, give your adress, students

I frequently tell my students to search YouTube videos on things that they are really interested in. For instance, since I am really into tennis, I could search for interviews or profiles of my favorite tennis player Roger Federer. Also, since I'm planning for my next vacation trip to the Canadian Rockies, I could search for videos of the particular places I want to visit.

Another thing that students can do is to use YouTube to help expand their general knowledge. For example, many of my students don't know the term "e-waste", and YouTube offers many different kinds of videos about this subject/issue.

The Internet has basically become a really efficient tool to help students improve English as a whole. It may still take a long time to master the language, but at least we now have more fun ways to learn, right?

Cheers,
Martin

Hello Simon
It's been a long time to see this site.
It still has good resources that are very helpful. Thanks for all your works.

hello, oli
I need to improve my ability to speak English just like you. Let me know your skype ID,I will send a requst to you as my friend if it's ok with you. :)

I got
Listening: Test1 = 8 Test2 = 6
Reading: Test1 = 7 Test2 = 7
Writing: Test1 = 6 Test2 = 7.5
Speaking: Test1 = 6.5 Test2 = 7.5

I am unable to understand what happened to me in listening, how someones English may deteriorate in just one month from 6 to 8.
IELTS exam strategy needs a proper review.

Now I am disappointed, i need 7 in each

Thanks Kiwi!

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Hi Azadeh,

My advice is: don't give up, you're so close to getting the scores you need! With a bit more practice I'm sure you'll get the 6.5 in reading and writing.

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Hi Oli,

I think there are other students here who would like to chat with you (see Elaine's comment above for example). Good luck with it!

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Good advice as usual Martin. The Internet certainly is a wonderful too for language learning!

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Hi Shahid,

Yes, it's strange how that happens. However, your improvements in writing and speaking are fantastic. Not many people jump from 6 to 7.5 in writing! Keep trying!

Last night I came across this nice video by the National Geographic posted on YouTube about my hometown:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcNaQRT-yQo

I think this is very good practice for speaking, especially when you are asked to describe different aspects of your native country!!!

Have you ever thought of watching a video in English about your hometown? Try it!!! This is a fun way of learning!!!

Thanks Martin!

[email protected] it is post adress, please write me

My pleasure, Simon.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks Simon,
This time i will make sure that i get through.
Appearing on 30 June, (a day left)
Thanks for your motivational remarks.

Your student,
Shahid

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