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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The benefits of being bilingual

By AnnaSpeaking two languages instead of just one has obvious benefits in rapidly changing, multicultural, globalised world. It is clear that being bilingual opens a lot of different doors, not only in terms of your professional career, but also in terms of your personal development. It turns out that bilingualism can have much more perks that you would think at first. The most obvious benefits would be being able to talk to a wider range of people, easier travelling or [...]

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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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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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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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How to Improve Your Speaking

By LidiaThe vast majority of our medics are fluent in English, i.e. they express ideas clearly and easily during IELTS classes. Nonetheless, despite their good oral skills, the IELTS speaking exam still represents a challenge, mainly due to pronunciation, vocabulary and time constraints. Here are a few fun tips that will significantly improve your communication and help with your preparation for the IELTS speaking exam. Please do enjoy yourself whilst practicing!ListenStart your day by listening to the morning news. [...]

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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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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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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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Subtly tell the examiner what score you came for

Today, our Senior Tutor Tamlin tackled the mistake that a lot of students make when writing an introduction to their essay. Here at IELTS Medical, we believe that the way you open your essay signals to the examiner what score you’re there to achieve.  To give you an example, what’s wrong with ending your introduction to the following question, in the following way? Question “The success  in athletic or artistic activities is born and not made – to what extent do you [...]

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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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