5 Tips to Save Money – IELTS Essay Practice

Read the article below about how to save money. Then answer the reading practice questions and IELTS essay question at the bottom of the page.  5 TIPS TO SAVE MONEY  More people are looking for jobs, forced to retire or have taken pay cuts than ever before. At the same time, prices have gone up. Clothes, gas and even food costs more… Read More »

IELTS Essay – Why are the news media so important?

IELTS ESSAY TIPS HOW TO TALK ABOUT GOOD AND BAD  On the IELTS exam, sometimes you have to talk about the good and bad side of something. If you want to talk about the GOOD SIDE, use words like advantage, positive and benefits. If you want to talk about the BAD SIDE, use words like disadvantage, negative and drawbacks. Here… Read More »

Good Night, Sleep Tight – IELTS Essay Practice

Read the article below about how to fall asleep. Then answer the practice questions and IELTS essay question at the bottom of the page. GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Each year, many people find it hard to fall asleep. About 33% of people have trouble falling asleep regularly. People who find it hard to fall asleep have… Read More »

How to Stop Phone Bill Fraud – Essay Practice

  WHAT ARE ALL THOSE FEES? Imagine this: You are looking at your phone bill and you are confused! You see a fee for web hosting. The problem is that you do not know what web hosting is! Also, your bill lists two international calls, but all your friends and family live in the country! Lastly, there is a charge for a call to a 900 number.… Read More »

Phone Cramming – ESL Worksheet

Good Morning & Happy Monday! I have a simple article and activities for today, one that is easy on the teacher as well as the student. I crave easy and simple activities this time of year, but still have to keep things very productive. Since I prepare students for academic ESL exams (IELTS & TOEFL), I must keep… Read More »

Use Your Computer as a Library!

Download & Print this Activity Print and download the attached worksheet to learn more about libraries and about the United States Library of Congress. Use Your Computer As a Library! Here are some online sites that you can use to read stories and articles.   Oxford Primary http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/teacher    Children’s Storybooks Online http://www.magickeys.com/books/    Stories to Read Online http://beenleigss.eq.edu.au/requested_sites/storiesontheweb/   … Read More »

Centenarians & Supercentenarians – ESL Worksheet

Good morning & Happy Monday! This morning I have a simple article with activities about people who have lived to be over 100 years old, including veteran and centenarian Richard Arvine Overton and supercentenarian Walter Breuning. As with most of the worksheets on this blog, you can pick and choose the activities you want to do, based on… Read More »

IELTS Essay – Compare & Contrast – Using Transition Words

This is an IELTS activity to help students master the use of transition words. Transition words are extremely important in writing a good essay and scoring well on the IELTS. They can mean the difference between a 6 or a 7, for example.   DIRECTIONS: FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE APPROPRIATE TRANSITION/SIGNAL WORD.   Question: Some people believe… Read More »