Category: IELTS (Page 2 of 2)

IELTS NOTE: the goldsmith palm

A lot of fun moments occurred in our classroom, especially in the last session of IELTS the class, Speaking Class, when we played a game named sherd or shed or sherk – I’m totally in lost when recalling the name of the game. The rule of the game described as one person gave a word card then explained the definition of the word using their own sentences without using the same part of word or gesture. The other classmates should guess the word based on the definition given. The hardest part of it that when it comes to explaining an uncommon word such as goldsmith and gorgeous.

Pak Fachri, Bengkulu University, got the word of ‘goldsmith’. At first, he did not understand the meaning, so the tutor made an explanation about the word. Pak Fachry then explained the word with these sentences:

A person who is working in a mine, xxxxxx (I forgot), in a gold mine…

Teeet! The tutor suddenly stopped the speak because of a mistake he made that is using some part of the guessed word. The tutor then made her own definition, but, in the end, nobody could guessed the word.

Goldsmith: noun, a person who makes or sells articles of gold. — dictionary.com

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IELTS NOTE: whet

It has been two weeks I stayed in Bandung, at Institut Teknologi Bandung, to learn IELTS, a special test to know how much you can listen English well, read accurately and efficiently, write a lot of words in time, and speak fluently to answer some questions. During the time, a lot of funny-sad – breathtaking moments occurred that were experienced by us, participants: the lecturers who became students (again).

It was said that the more you write the more you learn. Any experiences, especially, some tips told by the tutors and us need to be written, in form of a note. So, starting today I will write some experiences, notes, funny moments, and other things about my IELTS course (read: a preparation course).

The tips I will write after this paragraph is originally told by bu Ririn, a participant from Malahayati University. She brilliantly said that you can use your three fingers down to the text to scan or skim in the Reading Test to eliminate the need of reading the whole text. Others, in a different way of thinking, said that they will be used all the fingers to close the text completely! LOL. Continue reading

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