Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How to Use a T-Chart in Your IELTS Training

Most students from IELTS review center in Cebu use a graphic organizer in their review sessions as it help them develop a good study habit and enhance their communication skills. For instance, a T-Chart is a graphic organizer that you can use in your IELTS training.

What is a T-Chart?

A T-Chart is a graphic organizer that separates ideas into two columns to show two components of an object, concept, or event. This graphic organizer is commonly used for brainstorming and generating ideas or for planning or writing purposes. If you are interested in applying a T-Chart to your class in the IELTS review center, read and follow these three easy steps:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Beyond IELTS: The International Student’s Guide to Life in the UK

Done with your IELTS review? Got your IELTS band score goal? All set for your big move to the UK to continue your studies? Make sure you’re prepared for college life abroad. Check out this quick guide to minimize culture shock, reduce problems related to moving abroad, and get used to life in the UK faster. faster.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Learning About the Components of IELTS Speaking Sub-Test

As one of the sub-test of the IELTS test, the speaking examination is crafted to see how well you can communicate information and ideas on various topics and share experiences by answering a wide range of question items. A certified examiner will facilitate your examination as the test is a collaborative and as close to a real-life situation.

For IELTS test takers, the speaking exam is one of the most challenging sub-tests as it requires critical thinking, confidence, and exceptional communication skills. To help you develop these skills, you need to enroll in an IELTS review center as it helps exam takers reach their full potentials to enhance their learning abilities.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

IELTS Hacks: How to Study While Commuting via Jeep

Do you ride the jeepney when you travel to and from your school, workplace, or IELTS training center? Do you often get stuck in traffic? Want to use that time for your IELTS preparations? This article can help you out! Read on to find out how you can use your time in transit for IELTS review!

IELTS Study While Commuting

Before boarding the jeepney:

        ·         Prepare the exact amount of jeepney fare.
Giving large bills to the driver can give you problems that can keep you from focusing on your IELTS review.

Here’s the most common one: the driver doesn’t have enough coins or bills to give you your change immediately. So, every time the driver passes a change, you have to pay attention in case it’s yours. Or, you’ll end up reminding the driver every few minutes or so about your change. Save yourself from this predicament. Always keep the exact amount handy.

        ·         Keep handy versions of your IELTS training materials.
Space is extremely limited when you ride a jeepney. The barker—the man or woman who calls out for passengers and where the jeepney is heading—is dedicated to packing jeepneys full of passengers. Chances are, once the jeepney gets going, you’ll barely have any room to move and access your things due to the tight squeeze. 

So, keep handy versions of your IELTS review materials. Rewrite your notes on a small notebook. Or, go digital and save the EBook versions of your training modules on your phone. Record yourself reading your materials or take pictures of your lecture notes.

While riding the jeepney:

        ·         Sit on a spot where you know you won’t be expected to pass changes throughout the trip.
If you ride the jeepney often, you know that the people sitting in the middle and near the driver are ones most likely to become the “fare-passers” of the trip. Avoid these spots when you commute to and fro your IELTS center. You won’t be able to concentrate on your review if you have to pass fare throughout the trip.

        ·         Pay as soon as you can.
This way, you can start your study efforts as possible.

        ·         Plug in your earphones if it’s too noisy to study.
Take note: only if it’s too noisy to study. Using earphones—to either cancel out noise or listen to music—while commuting makes you a target to snatchers and other sketchy individuals. It also increases the chances of you missing your stop. Use it only when the noise is unbearable.

        ·         Pay attention to your surroundings.
Don’t ignore your surrounding while you’re reviewing. Keep your mobile device and belongings close. Keep an eye on your seatmates. Observe everyone who boards and alights the jeepney. Trust your instincts. Keep your phone if you think something seems off with any of your co-passengers. Remember, it’s better to setback your review a few minutes than lose any of your belongings.

Make every second of your IELTS preparations count. Use the tips above to make your jeepney commutes to and fro your IELTS center more productive!


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The author works at an IELTS review center in Cebu City at the moment. She was once a computer instructor in CA. She likes to travel in numerous nations and loves photography.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beyond IELTS: 5 Things to Know About Life in Canada

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a few steps away from making your big move to Canada. You’ve reaped the fruits of your labor (weeks spent preparing with an IELTS review center) and achieved your desired IELTS band score. You’ve already purchased your plane ticket, packed your bags, and ironed out where you’re going stay when you get there. All these, however, won’t completely prepare you for your new life.

Make your big move as hassle-free as possible. Minimize culture shock by getting to know the Canadian lifestyle. Here are some of the things that you need to know before moving to Canada.