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CRITICAL THINKING – discover your thinking style

GREAT BOOKS ON CRITICAL THINKING<p>Thinking styles are positive habits that contribute to better critical thinking, problem-solving and …

Critical Thinking

Storytelling With Heart

An inside look at the MUSE 8-step storytelling process from Stillmotion.<p>What’s the shortest distance between two humans? A story.<p>Human fascination …

Storytelling in preschool linked to reading later - Futurity

New research connects storytelling ability among African-American preschoolers and the development of kindergarten reading skills.

8 Techniques to Powerful Periscope Storytelling

<b>Use Storytelling to Leverage Your Periscope Audience</b><p>If you are new to Periscope then you should really know that there are many different types of …

The role of storytelling in leadership

Here’s an interesting post I found this AM on “4 Stories Great Leaders Tell,” and here’s a good quote:<p><b>The Impact of a Story:</b> A 10-year, …

100 Beautiful Words From The English Language That You Need To Use More

For those learning, trying to master the intricacies of the English Language can often pose more than few hurdles. For starters there are many words …

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Artist Trading Cards used for Critical Thinking

During the AOE presentation in July, I showed how Artist Trading Cards can be used for critical thinking skills. I offered a worksheet that allowed …

The Best iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Critical Thinking

There are very few iPads apps which specifically target critical thinking skills. At least there are according to a narrower definition of the term – …

Critical thinking

<b>My research into the evolution of the life sciences industry involves hunting for mutations. I look for ways in which some firms differ from the</b> …

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

IELTS task 2 - How to Write a Good Supporting Paragraph

Most IELTS task 2 essays follow the same basic four paragraph structure:<p>Introduction<br>• Supporting Paragraph 1<br>• Supporting Paragraph 2<br>• Conclusion<p>These …

Posted: May 9, 2015 in ELT methodology Tags: authentic materials, English for IT, ielts, speaking, spoken discourse

<b>Update.</b> I was delighted to hear that this post got shortlisted for Teaching English – British Council blog award. If you decide to vote for it (in …

IELTS Reading Tips- Top 10 Tips for IELTS Reading

These are the 10 IELTS reading tips I share with all of my IELTS classes. First, let’s look at an overview so we can understand what the reading …

Your summer reading list: 70+ book picks from TED speakers and attendees

The tables in bookstores can be overwhelming: Every book cover looks appealing, every blurb glows with praise. Sometimes, you just need a …

Books

IELTS Writing Task 1 Vocabulary and Grammar- The Ultimate Guide

This post will help you improve your score for IELTS task 1 vocabulary and grammar.<p>The IELTS writing test marking scheme is divided into four …

The Top Ten: Nouns that are always plural

This list was compiled by Simon Thomas of Oxford Dictionaries, who is on Twitter as @stuck_inabook. It's a lovely collection of language quirks, into …

Top 10

IELTS Preparation Books

There are hundreds of IELTS preparation books on the market and choosing the right one can make the difference between studying effectively and …

How to Write Effective IELTS Conclusions

This post will help you write effective conclusions for IELTS writing task 2 essay questions. It is suitable for both General Training and Academic …

IELTS Writing Tips

These are IELTS writing tips for people doing the academic paper, but you will also find them useful for the general paper. Most of these tips are …

IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Structures

IELTS Essay Structures<p>Knowing how to structure your IELTS Writing Task 2 essay is an essential skill that can make the difference between the getting …

Teaching

How to Think of Ideas for Writing Task 2

This post will help you think of better ideas for task 2 questions.<p>One of the biggest fears students have is opening up the writing paper, looking at …

Education

IELTS Vocabulary

IELTS Vocabulary: Why is it important?<p>Of all the skills and techniques you need to do well in the IELTS test, vocabulary is definitely one of the …

How to Plan an IELTS Essay

This post will show you how to make a great plan that will help you write a clear essay every time.<p>The Benefits of Planning<p>There are normally around …

Five essential listening skills for English learners

<b>How can English learners improve their listening comprehension? Raphael Ahmed, a teacher at the British Council in Bangladesh, shares some useful</b> …

IELTS Speaking: Formal or Informal?

Formally Speaking<p>One of the things that surprised me when I started teaching in Asia was how many formal phrases some students used.<p>Phrases like ‘In …

GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING

<b>Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).</b><p><b>Or is it?</b><p>If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with …

IELTS Writing Task 2

The key to IELTS Writing Task 2 success is to give the examiner exactly what they want and nothing else.<p><b>Below you will find everything you need to</b> …

Methods for Learning English Vocabulary

Lists of words with translations.<p>It works best if you can organize your lists into types of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) or by theme …