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Professionals Podcasts

Professionals Podcasts

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Tourism English- Getting Around Tourism English: Getting Around This is a final project of TSL 6372, materials for use in teaching Tourism English at the English Language Institute. The topic in this page focuses on making trip arrangement by car, air, bus, rail, and sea and things related to travel agents or tour guide. takeielts.britishcouncil The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil. Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully.

Oxford Dictionaries - Job applications When you apply for a job, you’ll generally be asked to send in your résumé (or CV), together with a cover letter or email of application. Employers often receive hundreds of applications for a job, so it’s very important to make sure that both your résumé/CV and cover letter create the right impression and present your professional background in a focused, well-structured, and attractive way. This section offers guidance on how to prepare impressive job application materials. Read our Top tips for writing a CV/résumé and Top tips for writing a cover letter to get straightforward and essential advice, and explore the links below for more in-depth information and examples.

Survival English for Travelers A Basic EFL Course with lesson plans and activities - By Yoda Schmidt Recently, I was asked to teach a one week course to some EFL students at a college near where I work. The course aim was to prepare the students for going to New Zealand for 6 weeks as language exchange students. I was told (and expected) that their level was going to be very low: false beginners, but just barely. Some true beginners in the mix for sure. When I walked into the class, I said a very casual, "How's it going?"

takeielts.britishcouncil Follow this Reading test advice, and make sure you understand how to respond to ‘completion’ type questions. It is essential that you write your answers on the answer sheet. Nothing you write on the question paper will be marked. English: Learn Languages for Free Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and start learning English instantly. To learn more languages, please visit our complete collection of Free Language Lessons. Connect with English - WebFeaturing the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect With English offers 50 fifteen-minute video programs that will teach English as a second language to high school students, college students and adult learners. takeielts.britishcouncil Follow this Listening test advice, and make sure you understand how to respond to 'completion' type questions. You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once. As you listen, write your answers on the question paper.

Man rescued after being lost in IKEA for 12 days – Luxembourg Wurst ARLON, Belgium — A disoriented shopper was rescued on Thursday after being lost for nearly two weeks in an IKEA store near the Luxembourg border. Late last month, Michael Parrish, 33, entered the premises for a “quick stop” to purchase an inexpensive lamp for his infant son’s bedroom and 100 lime-green napkins requested by his wife, he says. However, after more than an hour of unsuccessfully searching for the cash registers, he knew he was in trouble. “I kept following those stupid arrows on the ground, but as if by design, they only led me in circles,” he told the Wurst. “Each time I passed an employee, I tried explaining in perfectly good English that I was lost and desperately needed an exit, but no one understood me.” “They just kept repeating in these comical Belgian accents, ‘Euh, no, I am so sorry, we have no more in stock,’” he said.

Moral Dilemmas – Book Review Imagine you are teaching a group of business people, all of whom work for the same company. They have been told that their eligibility for the next round of promotions depends on their achieving a certain level of English. All of them are busy and none of them have much time. Over the course, there have been quite a few absences and not very much homework. It’s now the end of the course and the students are doing their final evaluation tests.

Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. takeielts.britishcouncil You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS General Training Writing test. The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. If you prefer to work offline, download the test paper.

Last week I attended a conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm called MOOCs in Scandinavia which was an opportunity to take stock of the development so far and hopefully create a springboard to future development. Scandinavia is a rather late arrival on the MOOC front and there are still only a handful of institutions offering courses in the major consortia but there are also many examples of off-piste open courses that haven't got the MOOC label but are extremely interesting nonetheless. The highlight of the event was of course the final keynote from George Siemens, MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. takeielts.britishcouncil You will need to read quickly and efficiently, and manage your time You will be asked to read three different passages and respond to related questions in your IELTS Reading test. The content of the Reading test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests. Details of each version are given below. The IELTS Reading test is designed to assess a wide range of reading skills, including how well you

The history of the English language in 100 places That phase has now been completed and the first 100 locations are described in a new book, A History Of The English Language In 100 Places. It starts in Undley Common at Lakenheath, Suffolk, in 475 where arguably the first use of English was found on a bracteate – a thin piece of metal worn as jewellery – unearthed by a farmer, and ends in the Austrian capital, in 2012, where the University of Vienna is assembling a database of recordings of more than one million words of English, spoken by people for whom it is not their first language, in order to analyse trends. Between the two, the book tells how English developed on these shores, before spreading around the world in countries like America, India, and Australia, and was then taken up in other parts of the globe where it is not a first language.

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