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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What to do when you’re stuck

 By AnnaYou have taken the IELTS exam multiple times already and you still cannot get the scores you need. Perhaps you were studying by yourself; perhaps you were attending classes at some English school. It could be that you are getting the score you need from three skills, while in one you still get that disappointing 6.5. Sound familiar?  There are actually a few ways to deal with that. We very often come across medics who, for some reason, have issues [...]

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Easy ways to expand your vocabulary

By AnnaExpanding your vocabulary is crucial while preparing for the IELTS test. It will definitely make it easier as you go through each skill on the exam. Having a broad vocabulary will also help you in your everyday life as words are one of the key predictors of someone’s profession, education level or social status. The question now is – how to actually expand your vocabulary? The easiest and fastest way is to read. And not only books. If you [...]

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Nurse E needed IELTS 7.0, but preferred the 8.0

By EmmaOne of our most hardworking and determined nurses, has now passed the IELTS exam with a phenomenal score of 8.0. Nurse E only spent 3 weeks with us here at IELTS Medical; where she dominated i10 Advanced writing. Nurse E first came to IELTS Medical, with the intention to go 0.5 up a band as she had a score of 6.5 in writing. As we all know – to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), a nurse needs an overall score of [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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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Reading and Writing Workshop with IELTS Simon

By LidiaDear Medics, You’ve asked – and we listened. We are very excited to let you know we shall host a writing and reading workshop with IELTS Simon on Sunday, 24th of September, 2017. Who is Simon? Based in Manchester, IELTS Simon is one of the most accomplished and renowned IELTS tutors. With over 572,000 followers on Facebook and more than 50,000 subscribers on Youtube, Simon uses his extensive experience as an ex-IELTS examiner to teach students how to ace the IELTS exam. For [...]

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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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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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Model essay: To what extent…

From SimonIn the past, shopping was a routine domestic task.  Many people nowadays regard it as a hobby. To what extent do you think this is a positive trend? More and more, people consider shopping to be a leisure pursuit, rather than a necessary, functional activity, similar to housework.  The idea of visiting a town centre or shopping centre was considered unusual in the past.  Today, these visits would be seen as quite normal.  Here, I will discuss this idea and [...]

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Model essay – Has this become a positive or negative development?

From LuisaNowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected personal relationships? Has this become a positive or negative development? Advances in technology have without doubt influenced the way we communicate with each other in a number of different ways. While some of this change can have a negative influence on the we way interact, my view is that overall modern technology typically improves communication in personal relationships. It [...]

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Model essay: Agree/Disagree

By Dr. BGovernments spend millions of dollars each year on their space programmes. Most recently, Mars is the focus of scientists’ attention. Some people think this money would be better spent on dealing with problems close to home. Do you agree or disagree? Life outside the Earth has always been a debated issue and, because of that, many countries invest a great amount of money on space programmes.  However, it would be controversial if this money were to be used to deal with world’s pressing problems instead. [...]

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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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Our next Official Exam Date 25/05/17…

Our next official exam is Thursday 25th May, 2017 and our medics will be preparing and working hard over the next few weeks. For everyone taking exams from now until the big day, we’ll be providing you with mock exams and revision sessions until that week. Keep an eye on the folders at the Medics’ Centre because we’ll be adding lots of exercises and practice materials to enable you to revise from the comfort of your home. Plus, increased space and state-of-the-art [...]

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Episode #3: Education vocabulary – How to Reach the 9.0…

  This episode is the one when Ruta and Bennie went through IELTS Vocabulary to do with a popular IELTS topic: Education. How to Reach the 9.0 in Academic IELTS exams Speaking and Academic IELTS Writing both emphasize the importance of using the right vocabulary. In our short podcasts, by experienced tutors and academics skilled in second language acquisition, we explore tips on how to reach high scores in each IELTS skill.

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Episode #2: IELTS Academic Writing – How to Reach the 9.0…features Tutor Ralph

This episode is the one when Ruta and Tutor Ralph went through an IELTS Writing Q&A and how to each writing part.   How to Reach the 9.0 in Academic IELTS Writing exam both emphasize the importance of planning and overcoming writer’s block. In our short podcasts, by experienced tutors and academics skilled in second language acquisition, we explore tips on how to reach high scores in each IELTS skill.

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