Category Archives: IELTS Writing

Does IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 need a conclusion?

Opinions on this vary a lot. I have a quite strong and clear point of view on it, but not being an IELTS examiner I still have enough doubt about it that I’d like to hear other people’s thoughts. First of all, … Continue reading

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IELTS Writing materials page reorganised and expanded

Never understood why my IELTS Speaking pages are more popular than this section, given that writing is often something students need to work on and it’s difficult to deal with actually in class. Classroom photocopiables now divided into pages for … Continue reading

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IELTS Writing and trends pages sorted

I’m doing all my best pages first, so please ignore these posts in a couple of weeks when I start scraping the barrel. In the meantime, I highly recommend these two: IELTS Writing games/ worksheets Language of trends communicationg games/ … Continue reading

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My new stuff last month

Have just linked to some of this, but if you look at it the glass half full way that means most of it is being mentioned for the first time… Articles Teaching countable and uncountable nouns (almost certainly not the way … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, Apologies, Business English and ESP, Business English games, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Email, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Interactive whiteboard, Modals, Photocopiable worksheets, Prepositions, Present Perfect Continuous | Leave a comment

New ELT articles and classroom handouts January 2012

Not a bad batch this month, though I say so myself… Articles Fun classroom activities for ordinal numbers – LINK FIXED Functional language for IELTS Speaking – LINK FIXED How to practise Used to Worksheets IELTS Speaking Clarifying language Cambridge First Certificate … Continue reading

Posted in British and American English, BULATS, Cambridge First Certificate, clarifying, Email, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, ordinal numbers, past tenses, Photocopiable worksheets, Technical English, Telephoning, unreal past, Used to | Leave a comment

New TEFL articles and worksheets November 2011

I’ve mentioned some of these in my posts on tips and useful language etc, but the ones near the top of each section are those that have just gone up and I haven’t linked to before: Articles Teaching grammar in Business … Continue reading

Posted in Academic writing, BULATS, Business and ESP writing, Cambridge First Certificate, comparatives, Complaints, Future tenses, IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, Language of meetings, Modals of possibility probability, Politeness, Reports, Requests, Social English, teleconference, unreal past | 2 Comments

New English teaching worksheets June 2011

Some nice ones in this bunch, I reckon. Then again, I was quite proud of my hideously over-complicated telephoning lesson on Onestopenglish when it first went up… Big emailing functional language review Different kinds of IELTS Writing Part Two questions (in … Continue reading

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New EFL worksheets November 2010

November 2010 Part One and Only (a bit more realistic than usual about my blogging abilities this month…) Starting and Ending Meetings (loads of lovely Business English functional language) Language of trends- Your week and life (personalisation for this vital IELTS … Continue reading

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The best ever IELTS humour?

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 calendar from The Tao of Teaching. Not sure there are many other candidates for best IELTS humour, to be honest, but this made me laugh on almost every page anyway. Any other IELTS jokes, anyone? … Continue reading

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IELTS Academic Writing tips for students

This is a special request from a student, and is basically a list of what look like the best links from a quick read through some sites I found in approximate order of usefulness or accuracy (with the caveat that … Continue reading

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