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Resources: Find their inner chatterbox


In the first of a three-part series about preparing classes for Ielts, teacher-trainer Rod Smith offers some useful advice on how to help students navigate the speaking test

The initial challenge for teachers unaccustomed to running Ielts preparatory classes is one they share with their students: overcoming lack of confidence and developing the ability to express ideas with clarity. Nowhere is this more important than in the most unique aspect of Ielts: the speaking test. It is essential here not to forget the basics.

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Resources: Raise your game


Teacher Declan Carey explains why classroom games can be an effective method of language teaching, but avoid the pitfalls that can lead to a pedagogical flop.

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On the lookout


Fresh from her presentation to an English UK ‘Inclusive Classrooms’ event on special needs, expert Anne Margaret Smith gives us the lowdown on how to spot ‘specific learning differences’ in English language learners.

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