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IELTS Writing and the Six Thinking Hats

12 Dec 2016
Followers of this page on IELTS Juice know that in the two previous posts we read about two creativity tools adapted for IELTS classes. In this post, we will see how knowing different creativity styles can help candidates develop their writing and speaking skills better and faster.

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A Word-Game for IELTS

10 Nov 2016
Creativity does not occur overnight and one needs countless hours of practice and several forms of activities to master it. The important point is to know where to start and to have perseverance.

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Tips for Teaching Speaking

09 Apr 2015
Speaking for some candidates is the scary part of exams, and that is probably because there they are dealing with an examiner rather than just a computer or a paper test, and that provokes fear. Let’s see what we, teachers of those classes, can do to help them overcome this fear.

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Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part Two)

06 Jan 2015
In part one we went over writing test content and scoring criteria. We also took a glance at useful tips for assessing writing answers. In this part, however, the focus is on the measures we should take in preparing candidates for the writing test.

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Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part One)

23 Dec 2014
Writing is the most difficult part of most exams to be tackled by students. Or is it? Let’s see how we can help our students write better.

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The IELTS question paper production process

04 Sep 2014
The production of IELTS question papers is a lengthy process which includes a number of quality checks. The objective of these checks is to ensure that the material in each test is suitable for the test purpose in terms of topics, focus, level of language, length, style and technical measurement pro...

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Teaching Reading (part two)

21 Aug 2014
In the previous part we reviewed some major steps a teacher has to take in an exam class. Here is more about the same topic.

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Teach Them to Fish

15 Apr 2014
You have probably heard the saying that reads "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This applies everywhere and I guess the small world of an exam class is no exception to it.

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Interview with Sam McCarter about the IELTS exam

05 Feb 2014
Sam McCarter is the author of a number of textbooks for IELTS published by Macmillan. Some of his books include: IELTS TestBuilder, Improve your IELTS writing, Tips for IELTS and Ready for IELTS. In this interview, he shares valuable tips with IELTS teachers.

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Dictogloss - a teaching technique for all skills

30 Jan 2014
One of the most engaging language teaching techniques used in teaching grammatical structures is Dictogloss. It requires minimal preparation and equipment and is the most favourite classroom activity with busy teachers. Here's how it works:

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