專業英文老師批改作文的方式

Andrew老師的資歷同學們可以在我的部落格文章和aisielts.com上看到,老師目前是臺灣唯一的劍橋教師訓練師,除了將近24年的雅思(英文)教學經驗,老師在墨爾本的蒙納許大學也上過EAP課程

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (2 of 10)

  Well, here we go with the next of the IELTS ‘logic’ posts. Remember, in IELTS essays, one of the biggest problems is a lack of logical thinking, especially if you memorise material from the many IELTS ‘magic books’ out there.   Always remember, IELTS Task-Two essays require a detailed and coherent argument. It must make sense! You… Read More »

背模板明智嗎? / 正確的英文口說課上課方式

首先我要重述背模板絕對不適合同學們準備雅思考試,坊間教你們背模板的老師本身絕對不是雅思考官, 因此他們的建議根本不可採信,尤其是英文程度低的同學更不應該背模板,因為背誦不是一種學習,同學們試想你們小時候是如何學習中文的,我相信

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (1 of 10)

One of the biggest problems in IELTS essays is a lack of logic. IELTS Task-Two essays requires a detailed and coherent argument. This means it must make sense!   At this point, I have to mention the dangers of memorisation. Students often memorise phrases and sentences, and put these pieces together pieces. These are usually from the ‘magic… Read More »

The Return of ‘Examiner Pigeon’!!!!

Yes, just when I thought it was safe to teach IELTS Preparation at my studio, who returns to usurp my class – you guessed it – it’s ‘Examiner Pigeon’! You might remember that this friendly, attention-seeking little show-off has entered my classroom before, basking in all the attention of my students, thinking he could take over completely. But, I don’t feel threatened yet, since my students do NOT speak pigeon-language, so my job is still safe. For now.

Answer to ‘Back to Collocation. Yes, again! (6 of 6)’

Answers to ‘Back to Collocation. Yes, Again (6 of 6)’ Some criminals exhibit extremely violent behavior. A nuclear explosion could completely destroy cities. Capital punishment needs to be abolished. Cigarette packs show the pictures of lung cancer. The contribution which teachers make is immense. This can lead to serious consequences. Museums can help people understand the world more deeply. This may cause a great loss of money.     …

雅思一戰7分心得文+推薦Andrew平日密集班

開頭備註: 此篇是幫雅思班的同學代PO 因為她沒有帳號 ——–分隔線———– 雖然是遲來的心得文 但覺得不分享對不起自己啊! 故事從本人決定報考雅思開始? 準備期只有一個月?(驚) 前情提要 3/29成績:L:7.5, S:6.5, R:7, W:6.5, Overall:7 使用教材: Andrew出版的書(較劍橋難) Reading / Speaking Writing task 1 / Writing task 2 Practical test 1 (6回模擬試題) 2.劍橋10模擬試題 3.雅思哥(口說試題來源)4.線上聽力軟 體-每日英語聽力(大推!狂聽就對了, 最好調 快倍率聽) 一直沒有正視考試的我直至考前一個月? 做了模擬題後驚覺? 完!蛋!了!! 寫不完?好難啊? 就此開始發了狂找補習班 殊不知坊間的補習班幾乎為期都是二、 三個月起跳 而我? 只有一個月!!! 此時?爬文發現Andrew的課程完全符合我 的需求 一個月左右的密集課程包含了聽說讀寫 試聽一堂課完全被幽默的Andrew跟緊湊 充實的課程吸引 我便牙一咬利用週間晚上上課 (本人白天要上班?累炸) 我內心想? 就這一個月,好好衝刺吧! Andrew也真的很有辦法的,讓我的雅思 順利過關 Writing 就先說說「寫」吧! 寫的部分一直都是我的罩門(汗)… Read More »

Back to Collocation. Yes, again! (5 of 6)

Hi everyone.    Sorry about the long delay before continuing this collocation series. I’ve been very busy with the start of the new AIS courses. Anyhow, I’ll put the new entry on now. Remember, collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It’s certainly something to work on, so here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.   Time to Practice …

Term 4 IELTS Courses End // …. but it all Begins Again on Monday June 5th !!!

Well, it’s all over. The Weekday IELTS Writing & Listening Course, and IELTS Reading & Speaking Course [see pictures] have now finished. Wow! What a nice set of people. And that’s what I like about teaching: meeting people, and more importantly, helping the people I meet. It’s basically why I became a teacher. I certainly helped these groups of people – and the fun thing is, this coming Monday (IELTS Writing & Listening) and Tuesday (IELTS Reading & Speaking), it all begins again. Maybe I’ll see you in my class, but be quick. You only have a few days before these courses begin. …

Another IELTS Course Ends // More to Begin on Monday June 5th

Well, the Saturday IELTS Course (Terms 2 – 4) has just finished, and here’s the class photo (although there’s a few students missing). It’s always sad in a way – but then, life moves on, and the next courses will soon begin. The weekday IELTS Courses start Monday 5th June, with the IELTS Writing & Listening. On Tuesday 6th June, there’s the IELTS Reading & Speaking. On Saturday 10th June, there’s the next Saturday IELTS Intensive (and it’s already FULL!!!) But if you want a weekend course, there’s still places on the Weekend IELTS Evening Course, starting Saturday June 24th. It’s all on this document: Timetable for AIS Terms 5-6 IELTS Preparation Courses (2017). Hope to see you in my next IELTS courses. By the way, do you like my new look – with the beard and moustache? …

Back to Collocation. Yes, again! (4 of 6)

Hi everyone.    Well, it’s back to collocation. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. So, here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.   Time to Practice …

Back to Collocation. Yes, again! (3 of 6)

  Hi everyone.     Well, it’s back to collocation. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It’s certainly something to work on. Here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.   …

Back to Collocation. Yes, again! (2 of 6)

Hi everyone.    Well, it’s back to collocation, as I said last night. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It’s certainly something to work on, so here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.   Time to Practice …