Using Real Text in IELTS Exam Preparation Classes

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.

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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.

Cindy from Peru, Baptiste (France), Manases (El Salvador) and Isabella (Italy)

Cindy from Peru, Baptiste (France), Manases (El Salvador) and Isabella (Italy)

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.

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