Today is Christmas Day! It is one of the most important and exciting days in our calendar here in the UK. Today, all across the UK, people will be exchanging presents and ‘making merry’ – eating a huge feast of turkey, vegetables and stuffings as well as Christmas pudding and traditional mince pies. It is a time for family and is especially magical for children – with Father Christmas, the glittering Christmas tree and lots of gifts. During the long, dark winter months Christmas lights up our lives and our hearts so no wonder we want to celebrate for a whole 12 days!!
On this first day of Christmas, I want to share one thing with you that can improve your listening
It’s important with listening to have wide exposure to different kinds of listening content. If you are looking for bands 7 and 8 then it is vital that you practise listening to different voices, sometimes speaking together and also a wide range of topics and vocabulary. The better your listening skills, the better the IELTS will be for you.
To improve your IELTS listening more quickly it’s a good idea to have questions to test your understanding of this listening content then you really know that you are able to pick out the details of what is being said.
You can listen to things like the BBC News, TED talks and also the Economist online – this is all good content and it will help you with IELTS. But, how will you know if you are listening to the right parts to answer questions?
Well I can help you with that. I have over 8,500 pages of practice material on my site and this is available to all my IELTS students. All the listening material is intended for native speakers so the level is high and I have created questions for everything so you can really test and develop your listening skills to be at band 7 and 8 easily.
I want to offer you the chance to work with me and my team in January so that you can have access to all this practice material and make sure your IELTS is ready for band 7 and 8.
I am setting aside some days at the beginning of January to speak to you personally about getting the IELTS score you want.
To get one of these Skype appointments you need to complete this questionnaire:
I have a special Christmas gift to give everyone who books a Skype call – but you have to complete the questionnaire to qualify.