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May 14, 2020

In this video,

I analyze a student's writing

and show how to turn GOOD sentences into

EXCELLENT sentences

Here is one of the sentences I analyze:

This figure then rose marginally by just 1000 in 1992, followed by a slight increase to 27,000 in 1997,  before falling to 21,...

April 5, 2020

I hope you enjoyed the quiz so far.    Now to reveal your true, inner personality...

Ok, Just kidding.   This quiz is more for fun than anythings else but sometimes, there are some nice connections made.

Here is what your answers mean:

1  The 3 things you chose...

March 19, 2020

One of the most important and effective ways to boost your grammar score in both exams is to write successful complex sentences.      

Sometimes, one little

COMMA

can make the difference between

a successful, and an unsuccessful, 

COMPLEX SENTENCE.

In this...

October 23, 2019

I would like to show my support for the people of Venezuela by going to this event in Toronto on Thursday, Oct 24th.

I have met some amazing people from Venezuela here in Toronto and I hope to see some former or current students there.

The link to the even is here:  http...

April 5, 2019

It always feels good to get some letters of appreciation from my IELTS or CELPIP students who have successfully achieved the scores they need and can immigrate to the country they choose or be accepted in their new university course.

Here are just some of the letters I...

January 25, 2019

I am very proud of my student Karen for giving an awesome performance on the IELTS.    Karen as a fantastic student who worked very hard and improved noticeably every class.   After only 8 classes with me, she went on to get an 8 overall!!   Now, she can apply for her...

November 27, 2018

At present, some official IELTS test centres are starting to offer Computer Delivered IELTS exams.  Therefore, many students now have the opportunity to choose between the traditional paper-based exam or the new computer delivered exam.   

One of the first IE...

September 10, 2018

Some IELTS teachers and some IELTS books say that you should NOT include an opinion in a problem/solution essay.     

However,  the IELTS public band scores for writing (and some examiners) will tell you that in order to get a 7 or above for task achievement,

...

April 16, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to Guillermo for a fantastic CELPIP score,

including 9 in speaking and 11 in writing!!

I am very proud of Guillermo's success.

He is now in the process of applying for his permanent residence in Canada.

Canada needs young, talented people like Guillermo.

Al...

February 5, 2018

Another successful student!!  I am so proud of Natalia for achieving her goals and getting the IELTS score she needed - a bandscore of 8 overall!   Here is a short interview with her, in which she gives a couple of tips and talks about her experience.

I first...

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