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You live and learn

You live and learn

Introducing an excellent source for teachersThis amazing guide book can help you learn to teach in more effective ways. The book has a jargon-free teacher-friendly tone that makes it unputdownable. Catch a glimpse of what's inside: First lessons - hints and strategies...

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...

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