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Video review of Week 2

This week Alister, our lead educator, looks back at some interesting talking points from this week.

Alister starts by telling a joke from Maria Raevskaya, which makes a serious point as well as being very funny.

To help with speaking, he recommends recording yourself using the online tool, Vocaroo, on step 2.19 and mentions a conversation between Maria Burguette and Queen Moon, plus recordings from Sa Za and Georg. Why don’t you check out these recordings and then post your own recording as a reply?

Alister talks about the discussion started by Sarah Gamal and Nadiia Krutenchuck on discourse markers and mentions Freddie’s tips for the Speaking test on step 2.5. He stresses how useful it is to follow the educators so that you can find their comments easily. You can find links to the educator’s profiles here. He also mentions the Facebook Clinic and you can find a PDF transcript of it here.

He finishes with a reminder about the new one to one coaching service for extra help with the Speaking and Writing tests.

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Booking a test

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The British Council provides IELTS testing in more than 500 locations worldwide. To find your nearest test centre and book a test, visit this British Council IELTS booking site.

If you have any questions about booking the IELTS test or test locations, you can ask them in the comments below.

Coming up in Week 3

Next week we’ll be looking at the Listening test. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 3.

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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