IELTS teacher Anjali Sheppard believes in using ‘real’ texts as much as possible, to improve English fluency vocabulary and expedite motivation.
Yesterday, I found a very animated group of students huddled in our kitchen area discussing an article in ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.
The class had been divided into 3 groups and each was given an article from the current Guardian International newspaper. Each group then explored the language used and then discussed and prepared a short presentation to give to the other groups.
The students really enjoy these sessions and say that they learn a lot of new language, and it helps improve their confidence for the IELTS speaking exams. Cindy is hoping for an IELTS 7 in order to enter a nursing course at USC. Good luck Cindy.