Monthly Archives - July 2017

How to Improve your Writing Skills

By LidiaExpressing thoughts and ideas clearly in English is an essential skill, both for the Academic IELTS Writing Exam and your medical career. As with every skill, it takes practice and knowledge, however there are a few steps you can take to improve your writing.Develop a structureOrganise a piece of writing into paragraphs. Firstly, this will help you have a better understanding of what content and information you need to focus on. Secondly, your text will be organised and [...]

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NHS nurse job vacancies rise to unprecedented levels

By LidiaData released by the NHS in March 2017 shows a sharp increase in the number of nurse job vacancies advertised. The Guardian reports the posts available in England rose over 15.8%, with 30,613 vacancies posted in early spring. Janet Davis, chief executive and general secretary of Royal College of Nursing, said “The true number of unfilled jobs is far higher than the number of unfilled jobs is far higher than the number of online adverts and stands at 40,000 [...]

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[TEDMed] What your doctor won’t disclose

Just because doctors have to see every patient, doesn’t mean that patients have to see every doctor. In this TedMed talk, physician and public health advocate Leana Wen discussed a highly controversial approach to medical transparency and full disclosure. Practice listening to the topics that interest you… Call 02036376722.

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Requested model essay from IELTS 6 test 3 (Both views)

Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviour. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Whether visitors should follow local traditions of a host country has always been a topic of contention. Some imbibe a popular idiom  and behave as Romans, when living in Rome. Others, on the other hand, hold the view that a melting pot of various customs, enriches a country. In this essay, I will [...]

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The harder I work, the more luck I have…

The harder I work, the more luck I have. The above quote is a variation of a quote attributed to US president Thomas Jefferson. It sums up our approach to the IELTS exam. Some of our medics start their courses with the impression that the IELTS exam is all about luck and that if they get the “right” questions, they’ll be just fine. However, the evidence here shows the medics who are successful with their scores were consistently “lucky” when evaluated [...]

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india-v-pakistan world cup

The hottest rivalry since the cricket world cup…

Medics, the next official examination is in less than eight weeks and medics are already registering for our examination on Saturday 26th August, 2017. Some claim it’s to do with the new GMC Plab 1 dates, some say it’s the first opportunity after their holiday… However, we know that it’s really because the IELTS MEDICAL WORLD CUP is up for grabs. The IELTS Medical World Cup competition is decided by our Medics’ IELTS scores. Entries are ranked and scores averaged. [...]

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