Learn English through film: a guide

By AnnaWhat is the most fun way of learning a language? Watching films and TV series! (For some it could also be playing video games, but we’re not going to focus on that now… 🙂 Learning a foreign language is already hard if you think about the grammar and pronunciation, especially if it vastly differs from your native language. Let alone the cultural differences – some concepts may not even exist in your mother tongue, so sometimes it can be [...]

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Getting organised

How to be an organised learner

By AnnaAt IELTS Medical we understand how difficult it may be to juggle between preparation to the IELTS exam and other commitments at home or work. This article will give a few simple tips how to organise your work better.   ORGANISE YOUR MATERIAL AFTER EACH CLASS Yes, yes, we know – when you get home after a long English class, probably the last thing you want to do is to look at the material again. However it is very important [...]

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TedMed – What if mental illness could be treated with electrical engineering?

Watch the results of studies by psychiatrist Kafui Dzirasa, who studies the brain’s electrical rhythms and their connections to mental illness. This talk discusses how he’s working to reduce the stigma of psychiatric illness by engineering approaches to retune our electrical brain.

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revising ielts

The importance of revising the content you have learned

By MartinaExams, 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 [...]

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How to prepare for your IELTS Exam

By CristinaIELTS 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 [...]

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The importance of feedback from tutors

By CristinaFeedback 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 [...]

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Three Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

By LidiaWhilst preparing for the Academic IELTS exam, it is important that you do not fail to study for the listening test. Tell me more about the listening test… The IELTS Listening test takes around 30 minutes, and you will have extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.  The test consists of four parts, which are to be found on four separate web pages. The test has 40 questions; and each question carries one mark. How can I [...]

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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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A tribute to nurses… [Ted Talks – Video]

Some of our nurses admit that they do not watch much English television or listen to much English radio. Funnily enough, the advice we received from our parents about watching TV goes against the IELTS listening practice advice now! It is critical to practice the process of absorbing information transmitted via audio-lingual media technology, as that is one of the skills that is tested in the IELTS Listening exam. There are multiple sources of English audio. For example, a wealth of information can [...]

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Just over 2 weeks | Official IELTS Academic Exam in North London

It’s just over 2 weeks until the Official IELTS Academic examination. Registration for our North London exam is closing at the end of this week. A maximum of 20 medical professionals are registered for the exam, which we host at least 5 times a year at our centre. Our location gives our medics in the North of the city, a closer exam hall than the capital’s current offerings. For medics wishing to take the exam outside of our dates or in other [...]

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Mock IELTS Academic exam

The May exam is fast approaching! ‘’What else can I do to prepare?’’, you may ask. Well, here are four words for you – Mock IELTS Academic Exam. Why? Here at IELTS Medical we aim to prepare our medical professionals for the exam as well as possible. Numerous scientific research articles have shown that testing yourself on the exam material is one of the best ways to prepare for the exam. Taking a mock exam also gives you an idea of [...]

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Mock IELTS Academic Exams – Same Day Results

A lot of our medics choose to take the IELTS Academic exam, knowing that they’re not ready to do so. They cite a lot of reasons for this: “I wanted to know what to expect”; “I needed the practice”; “The more times I take the exam, the better I’ll be.” Well, what if for a fraction of the cost of taking the exam (currently £155 – £165 depending on the test location and set to rise in 2017) – you could [...]

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Stuck at 6.5?

Today, a visit today from the representatives conducting our exam in November, sparked a discussion about IELTS scores. Many times students come to us wanting to boost one band that’s stuck at 6.0-6.5. One thing that they sometimes don’t appreciate is that a 6.0-6.5 demonstrates that they have a good foundation. With a little improvement on their technique and lots of guided practice, the 7.0-7.5 is well within their reach. Take writing for example, an ex-IELTS examiner remarked that [...]

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IELTS Preparation: Mock IELTS Examination

Intensive IELTS Preparation Centre for Medical Professionals in North London. Imagine if you had a chance to experience a test-run of a very important examination? Prior to the big day when we host the closed official IELTS Academic examination for our students, we will be hosting a Mock IELTS Academic examination two weeks before. As part of our commitment to give our IELTS Medical students the best chance at the 7.0-7.5, we will organise a mock: IELTS Listening; IELTS Reading; IELTS Speaking and [...]

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