Wednesday, June 22, 2016

IELTS We are all friends now


Online Interactive Vocabulary game: Jeopardy (link)
Speaking
ESL Conversation Questions on Friends (Sean Banville) (link)

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cue Card 1: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a friend who you really like to spend time with.
You should say:
*When and how you met.
*How often you see this friend.
*What kind of personality your friend has
*and say why you like to spend time with this particular friend.
Follow-up Questions:
• Is friendship important in your culture? How many close friends can you have?
• Are friends more important than family?
• What are the important things among good friends?
• Do you have any friends from foreign country?
• What are the difference between real life friends and pen friends?

Cue Card 2
Describe a social networking website you know.
You should say:
*what is it
*how long have you been using it/why you don't use it
*give details information about the website
*and explain why people often browse this website.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Follow-up Questions:
*How long have you been using the Internet?
*How Internet has changed our life-style?
*What would be the possible uses of Internet in the future?

Online activity: Adjectives for personality (link)
Match the adjectives on the right with their opposites on the left.

IELTS Personality Vocabulary (link)
*IELTS Mentor (link)
Breakingnews English
*Rent-A-Friend Agencies Growing in Japan (link)
*A billion people on Facebook in one day(link)
*Do You Suffer From Facebook depression? (link)
*Volunteering helps you live longer (link)
When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet


NPR Lesson Worksheet (link)

Measuring what makes life worthwhile


Online Interactive Grammar games
Billionaire Conditionals Grammar Game (Link)

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1: (link)
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend.
*Give contact details for when you are away
*Give instructions about how to care for your pet
*Describe other household duties
You should write at least 150 words.

Writing Task 1 (Academic): Language of Graphs
* Bogglesworld Reporting Changes (link)
* WriteFix (link)
* IELTS Buddy (link)
* ESL Flow Describing Graphs Worksheet (Link)
* IELTS Academic Writing Part One- Worksheet Trends Bingo (link)

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015 DIAGNOSING DEPRESSION (link)

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