Video review of Week 5

Neeraj, one of our educators, summarises this week’s main points in his video.

Neeraj starts by saying how impressed the educators are with the amount of participation and collaboration they have seen in your comments this week. There’s a lovely example of learners helping each other in this conversation started by Mante Ruzinskaite. He mentions this week’s Facebook Clinic where we also saw lots of sharing of ideas and advice. You can read a PDF transcript here.

Neeraj talks about Phy Phyu Sein’s comment on guessing meaning, and advice from our educator, Karen, on dictionary use.

He recommends looking at Margot Sirelpuu’s explanation of answers on step 5.7 and reading Luca Knorzer’s comment on question types.

Neeraj gives tips on reading skills and finishes with a reminder that a popular piece of advice this week is to ‘practise, practise, practise!’

Links to resources that Neeraj mentions are below:
Reading answer sheets
An example of an autocue reader
Extensive reading practice with Breaking news English, LearnEnglish Magazine and graded readers
A video on skimming, scanning and reading for detail
Reading practice test - IELTS Academic
Reading practice test - IELTS General

You can find a transcript of the video in the downloads section below.

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