Nov 28, 2016
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 629 Views
Communicating in the English language has become one of the most important qualities to have in the competitive world today. In fact, better opportunities await for those individuals who can speak the language well. These opportunities are the reasons why people take the IELTS examination. With speaking as one of the subtests, getting a good IELTS review to hone speaking skills is just the secret in a successful IELTS examination.
However, it is not all the time that an IELTS test candidate can sit in a class and learn things to improve their speaking skills. There are various factors one should know on how to develop this skill that will help them perform better during their IELTS review.
Understanding the different parts of the IELTS speaking test. You know how to answer a question when you are familiar with the question types. This is essentially true especially with the IELTS speaking test. Candidates are taught in an IELTS review how to create a response in the three tasks of the ...
Nov 28, 2016
Teaching Methodology 612 Views
Does your students' poor performance on class tests keep you up at night? Do you find yourself wracking your brain, trying to figure out how the same students who seemed to understand what you taught yesterday now can't seem to remember any of it? Do you stress for months prior to a large-scale standardized test that your students have to take because you fear that they will perform poorly on it?
If any of these experiences sound familiar, you're not alone. These are some of the most common complaints and fears experienced by teachers everywhere.
But don't despair; there is hope! Cognitive scientists have been delving into the mysteries of human memory for over a hundred years now, and we know more today about how to teach students so that the material actually "sticks" than ever before.
Today, I want to talk just a bit about one of the easiest ways to radically boost your students' memory of the material you teach--incorporating mnemonics into your teaching.
Mnemonics: The ...
Nov 28, 2016
Teaching 494 Views
What is a sentence?
by Mirta Martes-Rivera
Guys, what is a sentence? Read the following examples:
Help!, I’m here. , Please, open the door. Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to undergraduate students helps them write academic essays aimed to achieve different purposes (i.e., to inform, to persuade, to explain, to define, to describe). In this academic task, students need to master aspects of writing, namely style; it is here where I find myself asking them, Guys, what is a sentence? Frankly, the response to the question is not simple but complex, as there are multiple answers, and guess what, all of them are correct.
The question “What is a sentence?” is answered by traditional grammar “as a group of words that expresses a complete thought.” (Priscian c. 500 A.D.). However, one asks what mark of punctuation does this “group of words expressing a complete thought” need? The answer to the question is simple: capital letter ...