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It’s time to dust off the old Christmas worksheets and pull out the tatty decorations. I’ve rounded up some of the best stuff on the web in terms of worksheets, shows, interactive games and song Worksheets The English Language Space Station has some good lessons on Christmas http://www.englishlanguagespacestation.com/ESOL.htm#Festivals and Celebrations in the UK There are […]

  Can’t be bothered to read the post – Click here for the lesson on Writing Cards Sending cards is an enourmous business in the UK and the USA with the average person spending way too much time and money on them. There’s also a lot of social pressure to send and receive them especially at Christmas time. Who […]

Normally, I’d tell you that reading novels isn’t really going to help you get very good at IELTS academic reading….but… …if you need some free practise for your IELTS listening, then audiobooks, might just be the right thing! Like the radio or podcasts, you can listen to them anywhere, in the car, on your bike, in […]

  Here’s a great list of academic antonyms to help you with your IELTS speaking and writing. Lists are great, but how can you use them? Do you learn them? Do you just read them? What do you do? Read the advice below. Read through this list and circle 10-15 antonym pairs that you don’t […]

How sample academic essays can help you…

Language is made up of chunks (see Michael Lewis – The Lexical Approach). Like bricks that you put together, pieces of language fit together to make sentences. This is how we all use language. Learning fixed expressions and how they work will make you a more powerful writer. …and it’s easy. Download a copy of […]