Cambridge 13: Test 3 (SPEAKING)

It has been a long time since I posted here. I was busy doing other stuff that I did not have enough time to do some practices. However, now I can concentrate on practicing again. Anyway, here's the third installation of the 13th Cambridge IELTS textbook. Maybe some of you already have a copy of …

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Getting lost in Tokyo (Sky tree and Akihabara)

Perhaps one of the newest and most sought-after tourist spots in Tokyo is the Sky Tree. This tower stands taller than the Tokyo tower. That being said, most visitors go here to see the entire view of the metropolis and other sights like the Mt. Fuji. A word of advice though, you have to expect a long …

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Welcome to Aomori, Japan (Day 2)

When you mention the name "Aomori", most Japanese people would think about the words "far", "countryside", "cold", and probably "apples". Well, all of those are correct but I hope people's perspective about this place change which is actually my goal in today's post. Our second day started early as we went to visit a local …

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Welcome to Aomori, Japan! (Day 1)

Just a few days ago, I had the most memorable experience in my life. I was given the opportunity to travel to the "Land of the Rising Sun" for a total of 6 days. This trip was fully funded by the company where I work at (CNE1 International Language School) and our partner school located …

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Try not to be stuck

Being in the ESL world, I have probably discussed everything under the sun. In my experience, questions can seem too easy but quite difficult to provide plausible and comprehensible answers to. At times, one person can be knowledgeable in one topic whilst the other has completely no idea about it. When preparing for the IELTS …

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Cambridge 13: Test 1 (Speaking Part 1 sample answers)

Sample responses: Question 1: I mostly do a  lot of TV-watching at home since we just purchased a new television a couple a weeks ago, and I also prefer doing this activity with my family members on the weekends. Question 2: I'm a huge fan of classic TV shows like "Friends" and "House M.D." If I'm …

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IELTS General Writing Task 2 from British Council

  Sample essay: Education is, without question, one of the highly sought after rights we have. Since time immemorial, we have given it such value that questions whether it should start at home or at school became one of the most controversial. This essay will discuss the benefits of children learning at home and at …

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Punctuation: it shouldn’t be that hard!

Many English learners are well-versed when it comes to expressing their opinions verbally. Others are more into writing. For those who are more confident with their speaking skills, their one true challenge can probably be writing. I have met many learners who are impeccably great when it comes talking but lack the skills when it …

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