Video review of Week 1

Lead Educator Alister Widdowson looks back at some of the main talking points of this week in a short video. Add your comments and questions below.

Alister mentioned:
Natalie Clemente’s comment on exam nerves
Maria Barres’s comment on using adrenaline to help you on exam day
Aisha Hisham’s comment on ‘no pain no gain’
Amina’s conversation about reading skills

Alister talked about writing comments, ‘liking’ comments and ‘following’ the educators. There are more tips to help you with FutureLearn courses in this short video.

He mentioned this week’s Facebook live broadcast, where people from all over the world joined us to ask the educators questions about language and the IELTS test. It was a great success and we would love to see you at our other live events during the course!

These study tips could help you prepare for your exams and help you feel less nervous on the big day.

There are a variety of activities for different levels to practise reading skills here.

While you have a break from studying you could listen to or read this lighthearted article on exams.

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Coming up in Week 2

Next week we’ll be looking at the Speaking test in more detail. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 2.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

If you haven’t completed every step by the end of the final week, don’t worry! The course will remain open to you so that you can carry on at your own speed.

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Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

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