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The First Session of the Course

The First Session of the Course

This is the Secondary TitleLike many other activities in your lives, how you start the very first session of your course in teaching for an exam can make a great difference. A good start leads to a sweet success, while setting off badly can cause malfunction of...

Dictogloss – a teaching technique for all skills

Dictogloss – a teaching technique for all skills

An engaging language technique One of the most engaging language teaching techniques used in teaching grammatical structures is Dictogloss. It requires minimal preparation and equipment and is the most favourite classroom activity with busy teachers. Here's how it...

Interview with Sam McCarter about the IELTS exam

Interview with Sam McCarter about the IELTS exam

Tips for teachers from an authorSam McCarter is the author of a number of textbooks for IELTS published by Macmillan. Some of his books include: IELTS TestBuilder, Improve your IELTS writing, Tips for IELTS and Ready for IELTS. In this interview, he shares valuable...

Teach Them to Fish

Teach Them to Fish

All about teaching an exam courseYou have probably heard the saying that reads "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This applies everywhere and I guess the small world of an exam class is no exception to...

Teaching Reading (part two)

Teaching Reading (part two)

This is the Secondary TitleIn the previous part we reviewed some major steps a teacher has to take in an exam class. Here is more about the same topic. In part one I mentioned that we need to develop task awareness by providing students with a list of specific...

The IELTS question paper production process

The IELTS question paper production process

This is the Secondary TitleThe production of IELTS question papers is a lengthy process which includes a number of quality checks. The objective of these checks is to ensure that the material in each test is suitable for the test purpose in terms of topics, focus,...

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