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There is much evidence of the positive impact of parent and carer support on a child’s early school experience. This is particularly so for their literacy development in Reception/Primary 1 and beyond; the benefits of parents reading aloud to children, sharing books with them from an early age and, importantly, of continuing to read to…

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via Practical ways teachers and parents can work together to improve reading — Oxford Australia blog

THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE SPEAKING (1) Try to have a relaxed attitude in Part One. Aim to show your vocabulary and fluency, but don’t treat it too formally and speak like a robot or like you are reading an essay aloud. (2) Pretend that you’re on catching up with an old friend or on a […]

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via IELTS Speaking (Real Test): Part One – Sharing — IELTS UNLOCKED

THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU SPEAK (1) Aim for THREE sentences. The questions are made for answers of this length. If you say less than this, the examiner cannot rate your speaking ability accurately. (2) Try to use synonyms for the words you hear in the questions and also add some topic-specific vocabulary. For example, […]

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via IELTS Speaking (Real Test): Part One – Sleep — IELTS UNLOCKED

In a number of countries, some people thinks it’s necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE WRITING – (1) In […]

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via IELTS Essays: Discuss Both Views – Trains — IELTS UNLOCKED

Article first published in Education Review. By Learning Through Play (OUP) author and Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Care at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Christine Robinson The campaign by the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia to encourage state and federal governments to fund two years of play-based learning for…

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via Factors to consider in creating a play-based program for early learners — Oxford Australia blog

THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU SPEAK (1) You may notice that Part 3 speaking questions are similar to Task 2 writing prompts. Part 3 is more academic than the first two parts, so try to organise your body like a Task 2 essay body paragraph (i.e. a clear main idea, clear explanation, maybe an example). […]

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via IELTS Speaking (Real Test 2019): Part 3 – Health — IELTS UNLOCKED

TOPIC: People nowadays sleep less than they used to in the past. What do you think is the reason behind this? What are the effects on individuals and people around them? THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU WRITE (1) This is a ’cause and effect’ essay. Aim for TWO causes and TWO effects. (2) Organize your […]

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via IELTS Essays: Cause and Effect – Sleep — IELTS UNLOCKED

The 53rd IATEFL International Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the biggest events in the English Language Teaching calendar. Attended by approximately 3,000 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries, it involves a 4-day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and forums. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to meet leading trainers, theorists and……

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via IATEFL International Annual Conference 2019 — World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press