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General English - Magazine

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9 Free Murder Mystery Games for Your Dinner or Party These free murder mystery games will make sure you have everything you need to throw a murder mystery dinner or party, without having to spend the usual $20-$75 to buy the party kit that you'll probably only use once. These games are good for 6-28 guests, so you should be able to find a great game no matter what the size of your party. Each game includes character descriptions and scripts so your guests will be ready to get into the game. Results and IELTS scores Receive your IELTS results quickly You won’t have to wait long to receive your IELTS test results. You can view your results Online 13 days after your test. If you have taken IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (on paper), you can view your results here - 13 days after your test.

- Introduction Introduction Academic writing is divided into paragraphs. If your writing is one continuous piece of text, it will be very difficult for any reader to follow your argument. Therefore your written work needs paragraphs. Written work is divided into paragraphs in a meaningful way. World Cafe Method Drawing on seven integrated design principles, the World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. World Café can be modified to meet a wide variety of needs. Specifics of context, numbers, purpose, location, and other circumstances are factored into each event’s unique invitation, design, and question choice, but the following five components comprise the basic model: 1) Setting: Create a “special” environment, most often modeled after a café, i.e. small round tables covered with a checkered or white linen tablecloth, butcher block paper, colored pens, a vase of flowers, and optional “talking stick” item. There should be four chairs at each table (optimally) – and no more than five. 2) Welcome and Introduction: The host begins with a warm welcome and an introduction to the World Café process, setting the context, sharing the Cafe Etiquette, and putting participants at ease.

Ten don'ts for the IELTS speaking test Should you use big words in the IELTS speaking test? Chris Pell, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post helping IELTS students with pronunciation, gives us his advice in the second part of his list of dos and don'ts for the IELTS speaking test. Read part one for the dos.

Writing - Advanced C1 Some people think that some types of criminals should not go to prison. Instead they should do unpaid work in the community. To what extent do you agree? Owing to the great variety of crimes that can be punishable by prison, some people argue that not all criminals are the same and it would therefore be more appropriate to give certain criminals community service instead.

Ten dos for the IELTS speaking test Is it OK to correct yourself in the IELTS speaking test? Chris Pell, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post helping IELTS students with pronunciation, gives us his advice in the first part of his list of dos and don’ts for the IELTS speaking test. Do warm up What would happen if a footballer decided to play a game without running or stretching first? They would probably have a terrible game and maybe even injure themselves.

Writing - Upper intermediate B2 Information will soon be so easy to find on the internet that people will not need to remember anything. Do you agree? Nowadays all the information we could ever need is available online and some people say that means the end of having to learn anything. It is true that these days everything you want to know is a few clicks away as long as you have internet access. However, not everyone has working internet all the time, for example in certain buildings or remote locations, so we do need to be able to remember information.

10 Brilliant TV Series to Improve Your English Speaking and Pronunciation The root of successful language learning is undoubtedly motivation. If you are motivated, determined and have a clear aim, success is almost guaranteed. Like everything, it takes time and lots of practice. Without living in a country full of native speakers it can be really hard to immerse yourself in a language! You have to find something in English that you are deeply interested in! Something that amuses you will also do nicely. IELTS Speaking: The grammar challenge - IELTS blog You might be surprised to hear that grammar is one of the four criteria used to assess your IELTS Speaking test performance and that it carries 25% of the points. Many test-takers assume grammar in speaking is only about accuracy and not making any mistakes. This is only half the story.

Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students Sign up for our free Learning Network newsletter. Receive new writing prompts in your inbox every week. Of all the resources we publish on The Learning Network, perhaps it’s our vast collection of writing prompts that is our most widely used resource for teaching and learning with The Times.

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