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Articles in the ‘Exams’ Section


When asked to read, learners often bend their heads to the page and focus intently on the text, word by word, in an attempt to build meaning from a bottom up perspective – from letters to word to sentence to paragraph and from there, eventually, to text.  This is obviously quite time consuming and in ...

David Petrie

If you teach exams, you are probably familiar with the acronyms IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet based test).  These are possibly the most popular English language exams in terms of annual candidate numbers though, as candidate numbers are quite difficult to find, ...

Exam classes can be some of the most rewarding AND most frustrating teaching that you can do.  Often at the same time.  While learners in exam classes often have a good idea of where their strengths and weaknesses lie, perhaps from all the testing they get exposed to, there is often a strong difference between ...