Last IELTS Simon Workshop of 2017 – Sunday 12th November

A lot of our medics follow IELTS Simon, who produces daily IELTS lessons on his website. For over a decade, IELTS Simon has been a trusted advisor on everything you need to know about the IELTS exam in a way that’s easy to understand and, most importantly, remember.

Past attendees have been able to improve their Reading and Writing scores by a band, through implementing IELTS Simon’s Workshop tips and strategies to improve your IELTS skills.

Here at IELTS Medical, we always enjoy IELTS Simon’s London visits and his last visit of 2017 will be on Sunday 12th November. Delivering his world famous IELTS Academic Writing Workshop in the first half and an IELTS Academic Reading workshop in the second, we’re hoping to see a healthy turnout especially from Medics taking their exam with us on Saturday 25th November. As always, lunch will be served and the event is open to all professionals at approx. 6.0-6.5 level, who are taking the IELTS Academic examination soon. Only 9/14 spaces remain and tickets are available now.

IELTS Simon’s Writing and Reading Workshop

Meet IELTS Simon in person, in London… Call 02036376722 !


The importance of revising the content you have learned

  • By Martina

Exams, coursework and interviews are all important steps in a person’s career. These assessments mark out stages in a person’s life and can lead to a more rewarding profession. In order to achieve good results in these assessments, revising for the exam is extremely important.

At first, ideas might be confused, topics might not be clear and information might be written down in a disorganised way. If text or speeches are left un-revised and thoughts are not clear, the outcome in assessments may not be favourable.

So what is revising and why is it important?

It’s the act of improving and adapting something over a measured period of time to make it more suitable for a particular purpose i.e. performing well in an exam. Revision should not be confused with cramming, which occurs when a student goes over topics hurriedly right before an assessment. Revising is vital. If a learner crams the night before an exam they are far less likely to be able to recall things they have studied in the long term as they have not processed all the information properly. While cramming isn’t a totally ineffective tool for passing an exam, medics are more likely to forget the material they have studied which may prove disastrous if they need that information as foundation for a subsequent exam that is coming up in the near future. As a violin player would practice his accords over time before a concert, a learner needs to elaborate and reformulate the content of the subject they have studied.

The best advice I can give you about revising is as follows:

1. Make a revision plan: By doing this your revision will be more organised and succinct, meaning you are less likely to be copying out of a textbook verbatim and your revision will be more efficient.

2. Revise regularly: IELTS topics that have not been studied or essays that have not been written recently need more time to be revised since thoughts are not fresh and material is not new. By constantly reviewing your work and revising the work you have been taught in class, you will need to do less work closer to your assessments.

3. Make revising interesting: Studies have shown we are more likely to remember topics we have revised with fun acronyms, limericks, rhymes, colourful diagrams and notes with different colour pens (to name a handful of methods). We aren’t advising you to take a huge amount of time trying to turn the information you are trying to revise into a rap rhymes eligible for a Grammy or diagrams that could rival Picasso’s finest work! However, the more interesting you make your revision, the more likely you are to remember it for an assessment.

Get revising with us… Call 02036376722.