About Note-Taking

About Note-Taking

Although it is important to consider any feedback you are getting, during your preparation for IELTS you should not rely only on your teacher for guidance and new language. There is a lot you can learn from different other sources if you take consistent notes on your...
Free Writing Activities

Free Writing Activities

Writing is HARD. There are just too many things one has to pay attention to during the writing process: the context (audience and purpose), the right register (=formal or informal, depending on the latter), the task (and its various components), generating relevant...
Home or Abroad?

Home or Abroad?

Over the years many times I have been asked by students in various language learning contexts whether a language can really be learned only abroad or ‘at home’, in your own country as well. Well, here is some good news for those of you who might not have the money to...
Learning to Live in a Foreign Country

Learning to Live in a Foreign Country

While preparing for IELTS, from time to time it might be useful to visualize your end goal with it: getting the certificate and the much longed for scholarship and/or visa for your dream destination or university course. This will keep your motivation up during the...
What is a Study Plan?

What is a Study Plan?

Normally before we set out to work on any project in life (not just academic), we establish their end goals, that is to say, what it is that we want to achieve with the endeavor. However, other than deciding what it is that you want to reach, you also need to think...