Hello all, welcome to 2021! 2020 was quite the journey, and in fact I don't think I have had a busier year, despite all of the COVID-19 issues that have caused so much distruption to classrooms all around the world. I wanted to share with you a video I published on Youtube a while back, … Continue reading How to write a Cause-Effect Essay
Hello all. Sorry it's been a while since my last post. This year has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us! This is just a short update to let you know my first book, Punctuation and Canada, is now available for you to purchase! Punctuation in Canada (Booklet 1) is an essential … Continue reading Punctuation and Canada; my new book, available now!
With testing resuming, and candidates looking to achieve the scores they need more than ever, how can you achieve the score you want in the speaking test? 1. Have the correct mindset: When it comes to the speaking test, many candidates are usually aiming for at least a band 6,7 or 8. So, why do … Continue reading How can I achieve the score I want in IELTS speaking?
I was recently invited for a photoshoot and a short interview, to be featured in BC Brit. Now the article is live, I've decided to share it all with you here. A huge thanks to Mark Cannon for his time and effort, and some great photos. You can find the orignal article here: https://www.bcbrit.com/daniels-story/. Daniel’s … Continue reading A personal story…
As our lifestyles and ways of working are contuining to change, this opens more opportunities for teaching languages online, from anywhere, at anytime. I have written some articles in the past about teaching online, but since then, the landscape has continued to change, and as of today there are still lots of opportunites for both … Continue reading 10 Places to Teach English Online in 2020!
The second part of the IELTS writing task 2, is one that can seem a little difficult for students to attempt. Writing a 250 word essay in 40 minutes can be a difficult task. We don't have much time, so how should we write our answer? In order to be successful, it is important to … Continue reading How do I structure my IELTS Writing Task 2 response?
Clear pronunciation is important... Many students studying English or preparing for IELTS have always understood the importance of pronunciation, but why is it important? Many students want to sound like a 'native speaker', but why is this so important? A speaker can have clear pronunciation which a native can easily understand; and still at times … Continue reading The Importance of Pronunciation
The cat is on the mat. Many English learners struggle with Prepositions. This can present problems especially in speaking and writing. So how can we fix this? Do you have problems working out your in from your on; your at from your from; or your up from your down? Here is a simple exercise which … Continue reading Putting Prepositions in their Place!
A lot of students really struggle to achieve a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2. This is due to the fact that many studnets don't know how to properly answer the question, or do not always know how to plan effectively. To be successful involves planning properly and using your time well. So imagine … Continue reading How can I get a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2?
When preparing for the speaking portion of the IELTS exam, it can be incredibly difficult to prepare, especially if you don't live in an English-speaking country. However, with a little extra help, your speaking score can improve. Hopefully you find these tips useful! Be sure to prepare yourself before taking your test! Tip 1: Know … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for IELTS speaking success!