Pronunciation Course | Phase III | Word Stress in Numbers

Happy New Years! It’s officially 2021 and we’re back with the follow up from “compound nouns” yesterday. If you’re reading this on Facebook or the blog, know that price changes won’t happen on Patreon; therefore, every badge will have my pronunciation (audio) course. Be sure to tune in!

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IELTS | Writing Task II | Patreon Special | Essay Evaluation #3

Welcome back to another essay evaluation! This is a Patreon Special, so if you would like your essay to be evaluated, reach out to me! In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on the amazing structure my student had provided — but there were some small errors that could be a hindrance in the future if he continues making the same mistakes.

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IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 3 – Pollution & the Environment

Here’s the last of the three-part series with the now-have-passed Kawal.  So happy to have helped coach her in achieving an amazing 8.0 band in her speaking. If you guys are interested in 1 on 1 coaching, classes, or even the membership site, feel free to reach out to me in the links down below!

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IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 1 – Talking About Your Hometown

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! Yes, we’re going through this, all the way through the holiday season. In today’s podcast, special shoutout to my Indian content writer who had achieved a massive IELTS band and passed with flying colors. So grateful to have coached her through this process. So, in saying that, let’s hear how she structures her speaking parts!

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IELTS | Developing Speaking | Impromptu Topics

You read it right! In today’s podcast/live video, we’re going to be discussing how you can quickly think on your feet. I was having a discussion with a nurse recently and she has constant pauses and hesitations. This could be for a number of reasons, but the goal here is to rewire how you think. I don’t have difficulty with answering topics because there are associations/feelings with each word. For instance, if you say deforestation, I quickly think of either the fires raging in Brazil or the deforestation that takes place, quietly, in the north of Thailand. So, with that being said, here are some topics that you can write on index cards and play the game with your friends to start boosting your response rate.

  • Challenging experience
  • Learning English
  • Future studies
  • Benefits and drawbacks to international aid organizations
  • You’ve been doing a long time
  • Disadvantages for online auction sites
  • A family you take after most…
  • Your childhood neighbors
  • Why do you go on holiday?
  • Working with children in orphanage
  • What do you dislike about science?
  • New technology effect on future employment
  • Extreme diets
  • Online learning
  • Business leaders
  • Climate change
  • endangered species
  • Refugee crisis
  • The future of cinema

Put the above bullet points on index cards and play it with friends!

IELTS | Listening | Cambridge 15 | T2 – P1 | Festival Information

We’re back with another MASSIVE listening. Now remember, you can get 1 on 1 coaching with me or private group coaching sessions in regards to any of the subskills to IELTS…just ask away! And with that being said, these IELTS videos/podcasts are HUGE. So here I am with another one! Make sure you check out my podcast/video down below a long with the table!

Festival Information

DateType of EventDetails
17tha concertperformers from Canada
18tha balletcompany called (1) _______
19th-20th
(afternoon)
a playtype of play: a comedy called
Jemima has had a good (2) ________
20th
(evening)
a (3) __________
show
show is called (4) _______________
Table

Questions 5-10

Write one word only for each answer

Workshops

– Making (5) ___________ food

– (children only) Making (6) ____________

– (adults only) Making toys from (7) __________ using various tools

Outdoor Activities

– Swimming in the (8) ___________

– Walking in the woods, led by an expert on (9) ____________

See the festival organizer’s (10) ____________ for more information

Podcast – Coming Soon

YouTube – Coming Soon

Make sure you write your answers down below and watch my video!

IELTS | Writing task II | Opinion Essay | Hypothesizing

Welcome back to another IELTS Writing Task video, and today I’m going to be focusing, again, on opinion essays. Because I have a student on my Patreon who I’m coaching, I decided to do something that pertains to who’s on my membership. So, let’s go over different types of linking devices and an opinion essay that scored an overall 7.0 band.

Technique: use linking phrases like “if” and “unless” in your answers in order to hypothesize about effects.

Additional words: if, providing, provided, as long as and unless can all be used to hypothesize.

Example: A nation should nurture the talents of its people. It will then reap many benefits.

If a nation nurtures the talents of its people, it will reap many benefits.

a. Without being encouraged by parents and teachers, aspiring musicians will not develop.

Unless ______________________________________________.

b. Science may one day stop the aging process in humans, but will this benefit mankind?

If _________________________________________________.

c. If there is no effort made to keep traditional farming methods alive, they will disappear.

Unless ______________________________________________.

d. If innovation is encouraged, many new jobs will be created.

As long as ____________________________________________.

Complete the following sentences using your own ideas.

a. Provided parents have an interest in music, _______________.

b. If government support for arts projects is not available, ____________.

c. Unless entrance to museums and art galleries is free,_______________.

d. Providing young scientists are given the right opportunities,______________

Task: The money spent on space research has brought enormous benefits to mankind, but it could be more usefully applied. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The question of whether money could be usefully applied to tackle the crisis around the world rather than spent in on space research is a very controversial issue and it is now a matter of considerable public concern. There are, therefore, people on both sides of the argument who have feelings either for or against.

Many people believe that money should be spent to solve food crisis in Africa and South Asia. Droughts, for example, left Africa with famine. Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger and about 45% of children in South Asia suffer from malnutrition. Similarly, the global issue is the conflict of AIDS in Africa. Although, there are numerous factors in the spread of HIV/AIDS, it is largely recognized as a disease of poverty. Medicines, for instance, are very expensive and the government in poor countries can not afford to treat the disease, therefore millions are dying, while in rich countries people are living longer.

Having said that, however, some people oppose the former argument. They claim that space research has brought enormous benefits to mankind. Recently, NASA has launched satellites for weather and climate, which will give the scientists a unique view of earth’s atmosphere, helping them to improve their abilities to forecast weather and predict climate change.

From what has been discussed above we may draw the conclusion that both points of view have their merits. Although, human life has priority in our societies, advanced research should be carried out to find another source of energy, water on other planet, and to understand the planets and its’ effect on earth for the benefit of all.

IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 3 – Environmental Problems

We’re back for the last installment of this wonderful soul! She does an excellent job but lots of repetition of words is what hinders her overall success. However, there’s a book that comes to mind and a specific unit that will help her overcome that in less than two days. So, in saying that, I hope you guys enjoy this last episode of this super 17-year-old!

IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 2 – A Building That Influenced Your Community

Because she’s such a phenomenal speaker, I really had to critique her in a more thorough way and I found out that she does go on a ramble. She spoke over the mark, as you guys will hear in the podcast, and she prolonged it by giving a lot of examples that didn’t support the overall story.  Also, she missed the question, so listen to the feedback I give her.

IELTS | Speaking | 1 on 1 Coaching | Speaking Part 1 – Neighborhoods

The glorious 17-year-old student with a phenomenal accent, rhythm, enunciation, and intonation. She knows when to rise, and when to call. If any of you are having pronunciation issues, she’s the perfect example of WHAT to do. Listen to this Vietnamese phenom from Hanoi!