Sun in London on Saturday 25th November

Sun in London is rare and according to Accuweather, Saturday 25th November 2017 is supposed to feature periods of cloud and sun… Common knowledge and scientists at Nasa agree that nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without its h eat and light, warming our seas and brightening our atmosphere, Earth would be rather gloomy… and, well,  lifeless. The bundle of gases is incredibly important, but also rather rare on our tiny island in the Atlantic.

However, the appearance of Sun in London is not the only thing special about that date. It is also the date of our very last IELTS exam of 2017!

Timing

Medics registering from now until the end of next week will have over 5 weeks between now and then to prepare. We advise that – on average – it takes approx.  5 weeks of instruction to improve 0.5 bands in IELTS Reading and IELTS Writing. The best thing about preparation is that, just like GP Ruta advised, it’s always best to avoid cramming before an important exam. Success follows hard work and if you can take the time to equip yourself, your success is inevitable.

What is an IELTS Medical exam like?

Taking a closed examination at IELTS Medical is supposed to give you the best possible chance at the 7.0-7.5. Your Listening, Reading and Writing papers are all in a state of the art lecture theatre. Then – after a delicious lunch (provided) – your Speaking exam takes place at the centre where you’ve done your preparation. That’s not all! There is also a MAXIMUM of 20 spaces in our exam making it an altogether more pleasant experience for any of us who have taken the examination before with hundreds of other candidates.

In conclusion, on Saturday 25th November 2017, we’ll endeavor to bring great exam conditions and sun. So long as you bring your best self, it should be a successful day.

Catch some sun with us… Call 02036376722!

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How to beat stress

  • By Ruta

In our modern society, stress is a big part of our daily journeys. Many of us who have taken tests are familiar with the terrible feeling just before the big day when our hearts start to beat uncontrollably, our hands tremble and all the knowledge that was so diligently gained through revision, appears to be gone. We have to agree that a reasonable level of stress is a normal physiological body response. However, it is crucial to learn how to control our emotions and benefit from the stress. If we are unable to do this we are likely to lose the opportunity to do our best. In regards to the problem, here are some main tips on how to manage stress before and during exams:

  1. Be prepared for the test: It may sound idealistic, but homework needs to be done and revision needs to be thorough. Cramming just before the exam will not make a big difference to the result. On the contrary, it can cause extra stress.

  2. Rest before the big day: Do not make the mistake of trying to catch bits of knowledge during the very last hours. 8 hours of sleep before a test can ensure your brain is functioning efficiently.

  3. Feed your brain: Despite the fact that many people feel nausea and complain of other gastrointestinal symptoms in the face of the intense stress, nutritious food and water is necessary before any mental activity. Furthermore, do not avoid carbs as it is the main energy supplier for the brain.

  4. Be positive: Sometimes it is easier to say it than to do it. However one way to do this is to create your own mantra. For example, ‘I am prepared, I know all the answers, I am happy to take the test.’ and repeat it to yourself confidently. Meditation and breathing exercises can also help rid you of the negative thoughts and stress.

Relax with us… Call 02036376722!

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How to prepare for your IELTS Exam

  • By Cristina

IELTS evaluates your English level in four ways: it assesses your speaking, listening, writing and reading and determines your ability to communicate with employers, professors, any individuals or professionals in an English speaking country such as United Kingdom.

By following the three steps below you will be better prepared for your IELTS test and you will be able to receive the results that you desire.

The first step is to improve your English

It takes a lot of energy and time to learn a language and the best way to can enhance your learning is to take an English language course. Having a tutor that can guide you and help you with the different sections of the IELTS (writing, reading, listening and speaking) is essential. A teacher can provide you with the feedback that you need in order to perform better on a particular assignment. You will need to use all the resources available to improve your English. Reading books, watching movies or YouTube IELTS tutorials, practising tests, doing grammar exercises, listening to radio podcasts or songs or similar activities are proven to contribute greatly to your high IELTS score.

The second step is to familiarise yourself with the rules and the test format

Remember there are two versions of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic used for people who want to study at higher education level or work in professional organisations in an English speaking country and General Training designed for individuals who want to study at below degree level, work in an English speaking country or emigrate to countries part of the Commonwealth. Please keep in mind that the Reading and the Writing parts are different for both exams but the Listening and Speaking sections are the same. Check the British Council website for any useful information. Be aware of the IELTS test band scores and do not believe all the rumours about the test, instead get the facts.

The third step is to practise IELTS tests that are available for you to use after you pay for the exam. Apart from that you can find various IELTS materials on the British Council website or from numerous publishers.

Alternatively you may consider taking our IELTS preparation course. A preparation course can be very useful in many ways such as improving your band score by practising the tasks that are required for the test.

Get IELTS with us… Call 02036376722.

 

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The importance of feedback from tutors

  • By Cristina

Feedback is an essential part of effective learning. It helps learners understand the subject being studied and provides them with clear guidance on how to enhance their learning. According to researchers, academic feedback is more strongly linked to achievement than any other teaching behaviour. This relationship is consistent regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, or school setting. Feedback can improve a student’s confidence, self-awareness and enthusiasm for learning. Providing students engage with feedback, it should enhance assessment performance and improve learning.

Everyone can benefit from feedback. Feedback can be used to make better, more informed decisions. Feedback also allows students to build and maintain communication with their tutors.

Effective feedback, both positive and negative, is very useful. Efficient feedback can benefit the student greatly. Here are a few more reasons why feedback is important:

1. Feedback improves efficiency. When a student is provided with feedback they are less likely to make the same mistakes in future assignments. It is also likely that the performance of students will improve.

2. Feedback can motivate and can re-assure the student is moving in the right direction. It has strong links with student satisfaction and productivity.

Feedback from a tutor can motivate the student to perform better and to become more confident.

3. Feedback is a tool for continued learning. Persistent feedback can enhance the relationship between the tutor and the student; it can create different strategies for learning and developing more skills.

Here our medics receive daily and consistent feedback from our experienced IELTS tutors and examiners. It means that you learn how to navigate the IELTS exam with ease and that you can incorporate the feedback you have been given so that you can perform better in the exam. Our medics also receive feedback during their mock exams, where they rehearse the big day.

Get feedback with us… Call 0203 637 6722.

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On location this September… in sunny Slough

  • By Lidia

Located 20 miles west of Central London, in the area of Berkshire, Slough is one of the most ethnically diverse towns in the UK – with 150 languages spoken. Its rapid economic development is attributed to its high immigration rates.

We are excited to be going on location to Slough this September. By this, we aim to reach out to and help a small group of medics to get ready and succeed in the Academic IELTS exam.

Tell me more about your initiative …

Our Slough classes will take place for a month, starting in the first week of September.

Classes will start at 10.00 am and finish at 4.45 pm. They will be delivered by our specialist IELTS tutors and examiners.

During the first week of September, classes will take place on Wednesday and Friday.

During the second week, classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday.

The schedule for the penultimate and final week of September follows a similar structure to the first weeks. For the third week, classes will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For the last week of the month, classes are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday.

Our medics will learn different techniques they need to apply whilst taking the IELTS exam. Subsequently, theory will be consolidated by past-papers practice. Any additional training will be done by Skype.

Looking forward to it

 

Our tutors enjoy travelling and teaching… When we’re on location, our tutors get the chance to explore and our medics get in-person tuition. It’s a win:win.

Come and meet us… Call 02036376722!

 

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Can you join evening and weekend classes for working medics?

By Lidia

Would evening and weekend classes suit you?

Some of our medics work 5 days a week and still wish to prepare for the IELTS exam… We take our hats off to you and we’ll assist you by offering you:

  • Personalised tuition tailored around your strengths and weaknesses, delivered by specialist IELTS tutors and examiners
  • An open and friendly environment  in which we encourage like-minded medical professionals to build their network and lasting friendships.
  • Flexibility around class days and times

We believe it is important that you have the opportunity to study alongside your work and family responsibilities.

For this reason, we would like to invite to come over our academy and join our medical professionals taking evening or weekend classes.

Tell me about the schedule…

The weekend classes start at 11.00 am and finish at 14:00 pm, leaving you with plenty of time to revise and practice the skills learned during classes. A nutritious lunch is usually provided… but sometimes we provide scrumptious Chinese food, so that our medics relax and enjoy the day.

What will I learn?

The weekend classes follow a similar structure to our weekday classes. Put simply, you may be having two advanced academic writing classes and one advanced speaking class across the session.

Should you wish to work on specific skills e.g. reading; let our tutors know in advance and they shall tailor the classes accordingly. Our goal is to enable you turn your weaknesses into strengths.

Register for our weekend classes…

The only one thing standing between you and your chosen medical career is the Academic IELTS exam.

We are here to help you build the right language skills and guide you whilst navigating through change. Our goal is to enable you to resume your meaningful work and advance your career.

Upskill with us… Call 02036376722.

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