Learning English at Home
Advice on learning English at home
from Cognitive Science PhD Candidate and Tutor at UCD
In the last week we have been forced to move all of our classes online. We have been amazed by the creativity and adaptability of our teachers and the flexibility and enthusiasm of out students.
We know that studying at home comes with a lot more challenges and the Covid19 situation has put a lot of you into a situation where your normal routines have been turned on their head. As you know Everest was
While we still do not wish to worry or alarm you, we are continuing to take the threat of this virus seriously and we are placing the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff at the top of our list of priorities. With this in mind we would like to provide you with the following information:
Have you been exposed to the Coronavirus?
If within the last 14 days, you have come to Ireland from an outbreak zone or have been in contact with a
IELTS Listening Tips
General Tips for the IELTS Listening Exam
Stay focused while you’re listening and then carefully transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
Use the time when examples are being played to read ahead through the questions – if you’re familiar with the exam you know the format, you don’t need to listen to the long example at the very beginning
You have 30 second at the end of each section to read over answers but this could be better spent looking at the next section
Practice the full exam, at home, lots
IELTS Speaking Tips
A few general IELTS speaking tips:
Show the examiner what you can do and use every opportunity to talk – no monosyllabic answers!
Part 1 is “easy” in content but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use complex grammar and vocabulary.
Ask the examiner to clarify or repeat if you’re not sure. These types of interactions also show your level of English, they don’t have to be a problem. Say something like “Sorry, could you repeat that”, rather than “eh?” or “what?”
Record yourself on your phone and listen back to improve. You
IELTS Reading Tips
IELTS READING TIPS:
In this week’s podcast Conor and Rob discuss the the IELTS reading test. The give you lots of IELTS reading tips, strategies and techniques. As well as this they look at the trickiest reading question, the dreaded True, False, Not Given.
Enjoy and please let us know on Facebook or Instagram if you are enjoying the podcast 🙂
Skimming & Scanning
Skimming and scanning are skills you have to practice. It’s not a natural way, or a comfortable way to read a text. The IELTS is about very, very
IELTS Writing Tips
Everest Podcast Ep 13 – IELTS Writing Tips
IELTS Writing Tips: In this week’s podcast our teachers discuss the exam and offer some IELTS writing tips and techniques. Below are some notes about the exam. You can listen to the podcast here, on Spotify or any podcast app.
The IELTS writing exam
1 hour in total
Two tasks (20 minutes & 40 minutes) but you need to leave time for planning & proofreading.
Task 1 (150 words) – you get a graph, table, chart or diagram and you have to describe, summarise or
Business English Courses
Business English Courses in Everest Language School Dublin
Everest Language School has introducing a brand new 4 week business English courses for students who are looking to work in an English speaking country or need to improve their English for their job back home!
At Everest Language School, we believe that improving your general level of English including your grammar, speaking, listening and understanding should come first and foremost. However, we also understand that when applying for a job or starting a new job there is lots of specific vocabulary
Cambridge Writing Tasks & Listen Test
1. Cambridge Writing Tasks – Tips and Strategies
What are some good tips for improving your writing skills generally?
Practice as much as possible (writing tends to be least practiced skill)
Find a reason to write (start a blog, send emails home, find a “pen pal” etc)
Get someone to correct your writing – highlight, think about, learn from your mistakes
Make sure spell and grammar check is on when typing – and pay attention to it!
Use an app or other online tool – Grammarly for example to help you
Everest Podcast Ep 11: Cambridge Use of English
Cambridge Use of English (Podcast)
Some tips for Cambridge Use of English and reading
Practicing your English outside the classroom:
Reading as much as you can and taking note of grammar
Listening to and breaking down grammar of favourite songs
Watching local TV rather than just your favourite shows online
Keeping a vocab notebook with language chunks and examples, not just individual words (e.g To be interested in sth / in doing sth” not just “interested = word in my language”
Write a blog, force yourself to write things to