Ramadan and World Cup football: the perfect partnership for once

  It is a rare occurrence that both the World Cup Football and Ramadan have fallen so close together, and though of course the games are at different times around the world, here in Malaysia though the game times are12.00am/3.00am/6.00am, this can be a perfect schedule for an esl student’s daily routine. But the question…

What does each IELTS Band mean about your English ability?

  When you do the IELTS test you will be given a Band score 1-9. Below is the outline of what level of English represents each band score. Band Score Skill Level Description Band 9 Expert user Has full command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding. Virtually a native speaker.ELIT LANGUAGE…

My Friend’s English is Zero!

  So your friend has no English ability at all and you are planning on travelling or working together which will require some English skills. RELAX you can help him or her yourself. Here are some things to remember: 1.   Don’t expect too much.   The most important thing is for them to feel comfortable…

How can I improve my English listening?

Believe it or not, purely because you are not a native speaker of English, your listening skills are already far better than if you spoke English fluently. Why? Because one of the most important parts of learning another language is being able to hear it, listen to it, understand it, and then….be able to speak…

3 Most Common Grammatical Errors

  Understanding the three most common grammatical errors can help you improve your writing. When you know which errors to look for, it’s easier to act as your own editor. Mistakes when using an apostrophe e.g. Incorrect:        My mothers house is next to his house. Correct:          My mother’s house is next to his…