Welcome to my blog….

Hi, welcome to my blog. This is where I will be posting hints, tips, and strategies to help you get the score you want in the IELTS, for writing and speaking in particular. As well as this, I will be writing about other exams such as the PTE, TOEFL, OET, and the Cambridge suite (CPE,… Continue reading Welcome to my blog….

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Student essay assessment and sample..from Cambridge 13

  Welcome, to another video. For today, I have taken a student essay and assessed it and written a sample answer. The topic is taken from the new book Cambridge 13 and is the first of four I shall be analysing this week. I am asking students to write on the new topics and assessing… Continue reading Student essay assessment and sample..from Cambridge 13

Real student essay assessment…

Hi, it's been a while, but here is a new post and video. I recently joined a new FB group IELTS free preparation 9.0 (link below) https://www.facebook.com/groups/155337108425751/ I offered to help some students with their writings so I took two essays and made a video response for them and you...hope you like it. More to… Continue reading Real student essay assessment…

PTE: summarize spoken text…

Hello again, following on from last weeks posts, it's time to look at the summarize spoken text task. This is not strictly just a writing task, it is an integrated task that asks you to listen to a piece of audio (60 to 90 seconds) then write a summary between 50 to 70 words (no… Continue reading PTE: summarize spoken text…

PTE: summarize written text..method and example

Ok, following yesterday's post about the PTE essay, it's time to look at another task, summarize text. In this task you have ten minutes to read and summarize a passage of around 300 words into a single sentence of between 5 and 75 words. Your response must be expressed in one sentence, so you will… Continue reading PTE: summarize written text..method and example

How to write a PTE essay…

So, to continue our week of PTE posts, today I am going to show you how to write an essay using my recommended method and structure. For those of you who have followed my blog and read my posts before, you will notice this is very similar to the method and structure I recommend for… Continue reading How to write a PTE essay…

IELTS vs PTE Writing, which is “easier”?

As I promised yesterday, for today's post I am going to go into the differences between the two writing sections in more detail, so. let's get started... PTE Academic requires you to write an essay (only one type of essay here, an opinion essay) of 200-300 words in 20 mins. You have to summarize a… Continue reading IELTS vs PTE Writing, which is “easier”?

IELTS or PTE?….

My post today is about a question I have been asked several times recently, "is the PTE easier than IELTS?". So, for those of you who don't know, the PTE is the Pearson Test of English and (I hope you know this) the IELTS is the International English Language Testing System..I won't go into too… Continue reading IELTS or PTE?….