Monday, May 17, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Hi. Brother Joko here, the founder of IELTS Temple and a long-time (7 years) resident of Myanmar. If any of the followers of this site/page/YouTube channel were wondering how I'm doing in the aftermath of the political turmoil here - let me say that I'm doing fine.
Worried? Yes, of course. This becomes more and more pointed not only with the worsening of the crisis here, but also as I become one of the fewer and fewer foreign nationals who remain in the country. Everyone's fleeing.
How about what we do best at IELTS temple: an instructional video featuring feedback for one unsuspecting member of the IELTS Tips and Tricks group on Facebook.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Now, Google has it's a sites space (I guess it's existed for some 5+ years actually) and we can now build our own websites, limited by the helpful site builder.
Here's a lesson on vocabulary-> https://sites.google.com/view/ieltstemple
Saturday, January 4, 2020
|(why the guy fowkes mask?)|
I feel a bit anxious today, as well as fortunate. One of "my students" is taking his IELTS exam here on 4 January (sometimes that means all 4 parts, but usually speaking is done separately). It was just by coincidence and his diligence in putting his essays where I will see them, but I ended up reviewing 3 or 4 of his Task 2 essays. Consequently, I feel like I have some stake in his
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
In the last blog, we looked at a candidate who was right on the verge of being where he needed to be, but carelessness like using "for example" with unrelated examples was still plaguing him. He gets yet another look in this video.
Monday, December 16, 2019
This response to an essay posted on IELTS Tips and Tricks here on Facebook is a classic example of some of those last hurdles students need to get over to get a high overall band score.
Be careful with mixing in hedging (which is generally a good thing to do) alongside very strong declarative statements. See this essay's introduction as an example.