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Welcome to the podcast where two British teachers sit down every week to discuss all thing IELTS. It doesn't matter if you are new to IELTS or have been struggling to achieve your band scores for a long time, Nick and Shelly will help you complete your IELTS journey in the least painful way possible. So, if you are looking for two teachers who offer clear practical advice about how to prepare for the IELTS test, have over 30-years teaching experience, and make IELTS enjoyable, then you are in the right place! Oh, we also believe that lessons should be fun and interactive too, so be prepared to take part in every class so that you can say "This is My IELTS Classroom" too. New episodes every Tuesday.

My IELTS Classroom Podcast Shelly Cornick and Nick Lone

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to the podcast where two British teachers sit down every week to discuss all thing IELTS. It doesn't matter if you are new to IELTS or have been struggling to achieve your band scores for a long time, Nick and Shelly will help you complete your IELTS journey in the least painful way possible. So, if you are looking for two teachers who offer clear practical advice about how to prepare for the IELTS test, have over 30-years teaching experience, and make IELTS enjoyable, then you are in the right place! Oh, we also believe that lessons should be fun and interactive too, so be prepared to take part in every class so that you can say "This is My IELTS Classroom" too. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Let's do an IELTS listening test together!

    Let's do an IELTS listening test together!

    Hey everyone! In a recent podcast, Nick and I completed an Academic reading passage from Cambridge 16 Test 4. Today, we thought that we would do the listening from the same test.
    Click here to download the questions for the lessonJoin us as we complete each section of the test. We will starting by outlining how we would approach each part and reminding you of the best way to approach each one. 

    Then, we will give you a chance to listen and answer the questions, before giving you our answers and discussing why some items were easy and others were difficult.
    This is a great chance for you to put your listening skills into action!

    Useful Links
    Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroo

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Feeling tired of IELTS? Join us for Motivation May!

    Feeling tired of IELTS? Join us for Motivation May!

    Hey! We all know that it can be hard to find the motivation to start studying for IELTS, which is why Nick and I have recorded so many episodes in the past about finding motivation. First, we did our 30-day motivation challenge, then we spoke about how to avoid procrastination in by eating those frogs, and last year we discovered a new way of self-studying by using metacognition.
    Today, we return with Motivation May - a month where we try to fill you with motivation for all things IELTS. Today, we kick off by looking at different strategies that you can use to find motivation for your studies. We know that not everybody is the same, so you may find some of the them useful, and others unrealistic, but the hopefully all of our listeners will find ONE thing that they can use to dig deep and start studying harder this May!
    If you are looking for free materials to start or continue your preparation, then why not look at the links in our free resources page.

    Useful Links
    Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroo

    • 40 min
    Let's write introductions to Agree / Disagree essays!

    Let's write introductions to Agree / Disagree essays!

    Hey! Today Nick and I are trying a new style of lesson. Instead of giving you lots of information about one topic, we are going to break down one element of essay writing - how to write an introduction to an IELTS agree / disagree essay.

    Join us to learn the three ingredients that you need to write an introduction well (they may not be what you expect) and how you can tackle questions that include "some people" or a background statement.

    By the end of the short lesson, you should be able to write an introduction to any agree / disagree essay with ease, which should give you more time to tackle the body of the essay, which is where all of the points are to be gained.

    You can read more about today's episode at: https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-agree-disagree-essay-introductions/

    In this episode, we will explain 
    how to write a sentence that clearly gives your opinionhow to paraphrase accurately (including when you cannot paraphrase)three sentence structures that you can use to write your opening sentence look at agree / disagree sentences that start with "some people" and how that will affect your introductiondiscuss how you can use a background sentence in the prompt to open your introductionUseful Links
    Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroom

    • 50 min
    Let's do a Cambridge IELTS Reading together!

    Let's do a Cambridge IELTS Reading together!

    Join Nick and I today as we go through the Cambridge IELTS Reading - Changes in Reading Habits from Cambridge 16, Test Four, Passage Two.

    We will show you how to put the technique into action. First, we will explain how to analyse the questions before you read (which will be a nice revision of Multiple Choice and Summary Completion questions for those who have missed previous lessons). Then, we will move through every paragraph, answering all three sets of questions at the same time, explaining the answers as we go.
    We will read excerpts from the passage in the podcast, but you will get more out of the lesson if you attempt the reading yourself first. You can find a copy of Cambridge IELTS Reading - Changes in Reading Habits on this link.
    Useful Links
    Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroom

    • 46 min
    How should you present your opinion in an IELTS Discuss Both Views essay?

    How should you present your opinion in an IELTS Discuss Both Views essay?

    One of the most common questions asked about IELTS writing is how you should present your opinion in an IELTS Discuss Both Views essay. Do you need to write a separate paragraph with your opinion? Can you wait until the conclusion to "reveal" your opinion? And what does it mean to offer "positive" arguments for each view? That is what Nick and I will discuss in today's episode.

    You can read more about today's episode at:  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/how-should-you-present-your-opinion-in-an-ielts-discuss-both-views-essay/

    In this episode, we will explain
    why you should NOT have a separate paragraph for your opinionwhy you should NOT wait until the conclusion to give your opinionwhy you should make sure that you discuss the two VIEWS and not the two TOPICSUseful Links
    Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroom

    • 41 min
    How to use conditional sentences in IELTS

    How to use conditional sentences in IELTS

    One of the most useful sentence structures in your grammar toolkit should conditional sentences. But, how many types of conditional sentences are there, and where can they be used NATURALLY in your speaking and writing? That is what Nick and I look at today.

    Useful Links
    Watch the first three lessons in our GT Task 1 Writing Course here: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/categories/general-training-writing-task-1Support the podcast and access BONUS episodes here -  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/patreon/Download my free ebook "An ex-examiner's guide to the Band IELTS Descriptors": https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner-ebook-mark/Watch the free video lessons on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiLz9Dbe4NEIu5OCy0WA1sgRate and review My IELTS Classroom
    If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

    Remember, My IELTS Classroom offers a range of IELTS services:
    IELTS Video courses: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writingIELTS Essay Corrections:https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/markingIELTS Speaking lessons: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingFree blog lessons: http://blog.myieltsclassroom.comFree Podcast episodes: https://myieltsclassroom.buzzsprout.comSupport the show by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/myieltsclassroom

    • 44 min

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