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Welcome to the podcast where two ex-examiners 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

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Welcome to the podcast where two ex-examiners 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.

    A new type of IELTS MCQ's in the reading exam?

    A new type of IELTS MCQ's in the reading exam?

    Hey everyone. IELTS reading MCQs have always been one of the most difficult to tackle in IELTS. That is because they can either test your understanding of the information given in the passage of your understanding of the writer's purpose or aim.

    Until now, 90% of questions have focussed on the former, but I noticed that in Cambridge IELTS Academic 17, almost ALL of the questions asked you to analyse what the writer was doing. This is obviously a massive change and one that could be challenging for many students.

    Today, Nick and I look at the MCQ's from Test 1, Passage 3 To Catch a King  to show you how you should approach this type of task.

    This is an interactive lesson, so we recommend that you follow along while reading the passages on this link: https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-reading-mcqs/

    In the lesson we will
    explain how you can look for the writer's "main purpose"outline the importance of summary wordsshow you how to understand why a reader has included particular examplesplus, you should learn the value of reading the whole paragraph before attempting these questionsUseful Links
    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

    • 58 min
    The IELTS Life Skills Test explained

    The IELTS Life Skills Test explained

    Every few weeks I get an email from a student who would like to know how to prepare for the IELTS Life Skills test. Sadly, I know nothing about the test, so I usually just point them in the direction of the official website and wish them luck.

    However, this week Nick discovered that one of his friend's had recently taken the test, so today he is going to explain to me exactly what the test is, who needs to take it, and how it is marked.

    Even if you don't need to take the test, this is an interesting insight into a different test works, and you will get to hear my brain explode!

    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

    • 31 min
    5 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 2022 analysed!

    5 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 2022 analysed!

    Use code BLACK15 to get a 15% discount on all our courses this week. Find out more on this link: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/writing

    Hey! IELTS is well-known for recycling the same topics for Speaking Part 2 again and again. However, they do sometimes introduce new topics into the exam, which can confuse some students.

    Today, Nick and I analyse 5 new IELTS Speaking Part 2 topics from 2022 to show you how you can come up with ideas quickly for ANY topic. Plus, we will provide model answers for two questions.

    Useful Links 
    Join our next intensive speaking course: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/speakingIntroduction to IELTS Speaking http://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/introduction-to-ielts-speaking/Rate  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

    • 51 min
    How to ace IELTS Listening Part 3!

    How to ace IELTS Listening Part 3!

    Shelly is sick today, so we are planning a re-run of our most popular ever episode - how to nail IELTS Listening Part 3!

    Many students find Part 3 of the IELTS listening test the most difficult. There are a number of reasons for this: there are more than two voices, the questions usually focus on the outcome of a discussion in which many views are offered, and you may also be asked to locate a person's feelings (and we all know that feelings are much harder to find than facts!)

    You can find the full episode notes for this episode and a transcript of the conversation at https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-listening-part-3/
    Episode Notes

    In today's episode, Nick and I try make Part 3 slightly easier by going through FOUR of the common "tricks" used by IELTS test writers that you can avoid being fooled by them.

    In this episode, we will:
    remind you of the basic information about Listening Part 3examine the Rapid Fire Key Words Trick examine the Synonyms Trickthe Have You Read the Question Properly Trickthe Several Speakers TrickThis is an interactive episode so please have a pen and piece of paper ready so that you can join in the activities. 
    Useful Links 
    Join our intensive listening course: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/pages/listeningWatch the first three lessons in my IELTS essay video course: https://www.myieltsclassroom.com/programs/writing-task-2-academic-general-trainingRate 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

    • 48 min
    What is the new IELTS One Skill Retake?

    What is the new IELTS One Skill Retake?

    Last week, IELTS IDP announced that they are planning to introduce a new test called the IELTS One Skill Retake. This will give students the opportunity to retake only one section of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) in the IELTS test if they did not achieve the score they aimed for the first time around.

    Obviously, this could make a HUGE difference to the experience test-takers have of the IELTS exam, but there are still many questions left unanswered at this stage. For example, will you be able to take the One Skill Retake once, or many times? How much will it cost? And will all professional bodies and governments accept the One Skill Retake certificate?

    This is what Nick and I will be discussing in today's episode. You can read more at:  https://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-one-skill-retake/

    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

    • 30 min
    How good is your IELTS spelling?

    How good is your IELTS spelling?

    Today, Nick and I take you on a tour of IELTS spelling. We will cover the basic spelling rules that every test-taker needs to know, such as when you should replace a -y with an -ies, and when you have to double consonants in a word.

    Then, we will look at words that are commonly spelt incorrectly by IELTS test-takers, before finishing with a light hearted quiz to see if you can spell better than a native speaker! I am 100% sure that you can do better than Shelly!

    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

    • 51 min

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