IELTS exam preparation: describing people vocabulary

In preparation for the IELTS exam, I’ve included below some exercises to help develop your vocabulary related to describing people. At the end of the post, I’ve included a speaking task for you to practice and an example of a model answer. If you need help preparing for your IELTS exam, please email me atContinue reading “IELTS exam preparation: describing people vocabulary”

English language common mistakes by nationality

As an English language teacher, I get the opportunity to meet students from all over the world. I often find common mistakes made by students from different nationalities. Below I’ve outlined some of the most common ones made by Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian speakers learning English. Do you find that you make theContinue reading “English language common mistakes by nationality”

How long will it take me to become fluent in English?

Its a question I get all the time. How long will it take me to become fluent in English. The answer I give is always the same – its not a race and everybody learns at different speeds. For some students, learning English comes naturally and they can pick up the language easily. For others,Continue reading “How long will it take me to become fluent in English?”