How to improve your reading skills

By AnnaEven if you read 7 books a week, it does not matter, unless you understand fully what you have read. Understanding what is written is called reading comprehension and it is one of the four skills you will come across doing your IELTS or OET exam. To lift your spirit a little bit, I can say that very often even native speakers struggle with reading comprehension. It could be that your vocabulary requires work, it could be that the [...]

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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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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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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 increase your reading speed

By LidiaA significant number of our medics come to us for help in tackling the IELTS Reading exam. The IELTS Reading Exam consists of three questions to be answered in one hour. It compromises 3 reading passages which medics are expected to read in no more than 20 minutes each. Subsequently, to ensure adequate understanding, learners are required to answer a variety of questions (True/ False / Not Given; Multiple Choice; Statement Completion, etc) based on text(s). It is [...]

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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 #1: IELTS Academic Reading (Y/N/NG) – How to Reach the 9.0…

  Helium’s future up in the air A) In recent years we have all been exposed to dire media reports concerning the impending demise of global coal and oil reserves, but the depletion of another key non-renewable resource continues without receiving much press at all. Helium – an inert, odourless, monatomic element known to lay people as the substance that makes balloons float and voices squeak when inhaled – could be gone from this planet within a generation. B) Helium itself is [...]

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How to prepare for IELTS Reading

By Mel The question I hear most often from my students is ‘How can I answer 40 questions in 60 minutes?’ While this may seem challenging at first, it is not impossible to achieve, especially if you know exactly what you should and shouldn’t be doing.  You will have to read three passages of approximately 2150 to 2750 words, familiarise yourself with the task instructions, underline and paraphrase keywords, write and transfer your answers and all of this in 60 [...]

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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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How to reach the 9.0 in Reading Part 2

“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth” – IELTS Medical Senior Tutor Tamlin quoting Sherlock Holmes. One of the trickiest aspects of the Reading exam is the timing. Calling the skill Reading implies reading for comprehension or indeed for pleasure. Unfortunately, very little time is available to engage with the text. Your job is to answer the questions as quickly as possible. Think of yourself as a deep sea diver. Your job is to find the [...]

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How to reach the 9.0 in Reading Part 1

“The best thing about reading and why it’s possible to score 9.0, is because all of the answers are right in front of you” – IELTS Medical Tutor Johanna. One of the most common type of reading question is the: Yes/No/Not Given or True/False/Not Given question. In order to successfully tackle this type of question, Tutor Johanna recommends following the following pattern when you’re reading the text.If the question is literally there in the passage, answer: “Yes.” If the opposite is true, [...]

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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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