Video review of Week 1

Alister, our lead educator, recorded a video and looked back at some interesting talking points from this week.

Alister starts by giving some tips on how to participate on the course. He recommends watching the video recording of this week’s Facebook live event - look out for the surprise ending! Thanks to everyone who joined us on Facebook this week to talk about language learning and the IELTS test. It was a great success and we would love to see you at our other live events during the course!

He talks about this week’s topic of exam stress and mentions comments with advice from Kristina and Ivana.

Alister describes how to follow the educators and why this is a good idea. You can find the list of the educators for this course here as well as a video with tips on how to get the most out of the course.

He finishes with a reminder that next week is all about speaking and that in week 2 you’ll have a chance to record yourself and listen to other course participants speaking.

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.

Check your progress

Now that you’ve reached the end of Week 1, click the Progress icon at the top of the page to see your progress page. This will show what percentage of the course steps you have marked as complete.

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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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