Join my new, free, online speaking group!..

If this doesn't apply to you or you are not interested then feel free to ignore it. One of the main issues my students face is the lack of speaking practice as most of you don't live in an English environment. As you know, I have recommended to some of you, the italki community page [...]

IELTS Essay Review (Student Life): Advs and Disadvs Question with Band 9.0 Example.

The last IELTS review vid for a while as I will be concentrating on OET in the near future. So, this is one more student essay review, etc, as you have seen before, for the following topic, Many university students live with their families, while others live away from home because their universities are in [...]

IELTS Essay Review (solving poverty): Opinion Essay with Band 9.0 Sample.

Yet another student essay for review and comparison with a sample. This time it's an opinion question, for the following topic, The money given to help developing countries does not solve the problem of poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree? And of [...]

IELTS Essay Review (Job Satisfaction): Two Part Question with Band 9.0 Sample.

In this video, I take another student essay, review it according to the criteria, and give a Band 9.0 sample essay to illustrate how it could have been written. For the following topic, As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well-being. [...]