IELTS Speaking: The psychological aspects

Have you ever thought that the IELTS Speaking test is about more than just speaking? In this post, we will look at the psychological aspects of the test, and think about how you can utilise them to improve your score — especially if you are on the borderline between two IELTS bands. Click here and download our special report for free.. What are the psychological aspects? Let’s look at the...
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Homeschooling

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

Homeschooling! I was not homeschooled growing up. I was enrolled in an inner-city public school most of my childhood, and both of my parents worked multiple jobs outside of the house to make ends meet for my brothers and me. Homeschooling was never an option for our family. My husband also did not have any homeschool experience. However, we both knew that we wanted something different for our...
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spelling

How to Improve Your Spellings

Spelling can be one of the most difficult skills to master when learning English. Since correct spelling counts on the IELTS test, it can put added stress on the candidate. Some words follow certain patterns and rules, while others sound completely different to how they are spelled. Here are some groups of words that can be tricky, even for native English speakers. Click here and download our...
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IELTS

Improving your IELTS Rating: Tips for Test-takers from India

In almost every corner of the world, you can find IELTS. Many of the top universities require it for acceptance. Many countries require it for immigration. And many employers require it for their workers. Considering this, it’s no surprise that this test is important for a lot of people in India. Although the English language is well established in India, there are still a lot of challenges...
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IDP Education Canada Opens New Computer-Delivered IELTS Venue in Markham

We’ve opened a new computer-delivered testing venue! Our latest venue is now open in Markham, ON. Computer-delivered IELTS is now available at 3780 14th Avenue, Suite 108 in Markham. Operated by IDP Education Canada, the new computer-delivered IELTS venue will begin testing on September 11, 2021.  Book early to get your preferred dates! Click here to view upcoming test dates. Markham – IDP...
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Improving your IELTS Rating: Tips for Chinese (Mandarin) Language Speakers

By Tony Rusinak, IELTS Expert   IELTS reaches every corner of the globe. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, IELTS test centres can be found in almost every country. Different countries, different cultures, and different languages are a common way to describe IELTS test-takers. While the language and culture of the people taking IELTS changes, the language needed for IELTS does not. All those...
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Student organization: 9 tips for using a calendar over the summer

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. Calendars help us stay organized, remember important dates, show up on time, and function as reasonably adjusted humans in society. I suggest that students begin using calendars in middle school so that they’re calendar ninjas for high school and adulthood. The sooner you start using a calendar, the better – and if you are waiting until school begins in September to...
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Student tips: 2 tools and 2 skills every student needs

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. The internet is full of student tips that claim you can cut your study time in half, get an A on your essay without trying, and hack your way through school via some secret portal that no one knows about.  This post, on the other hand, is realistic. I’m sharing with you two tools and two skills that every student needs to get through school successfully. These student...
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Tips for cleaning school and office supplies

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. Think about how many times a day we touch our phones, pencils, and keyboards. Think about how many times a day we put our backpacks or work bags on the classroom or office floor and then put those bags on our bed or couch. (Please don’t put your backpack on your bed – can you imagine?!) I admit, I tend to like things cleaner and neater than most people. If you’ve met...
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What to do when you’re confused in class

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. You’re sitting in class, paying attention (or not), and all of a sudden you have no idea what the teacher is saying. Or you’re doing your homework at home, and it hits you that you’re totally confused about the material. It happens to the best of us.  Below, I share some strategies about what to do when you’re confused in class and when you’re doing your work...
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