Author: Pauline Cullen

Help with IELTS #6: expressing your opinion

In the latest in her series of blog posts designed to help you prepare your students for IELTS, Pauline Cullen, author of The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS, offers more advice on the writing paper. In our webinar about improving your writing score in the IELTS test, we had several questions about how to express… Read more »

Help with IELTS #5: Skimming and scanning

In the latest in her series of blog posts designed to help you prepare your students for IELTS, Pauline Cullen, author of The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS, offers some advice on IELTS reading skills. What do we mean by skimming and scanning when it comes to reading skills? These are terms I’ve used a… Read more »

Help with IELTS #4: How many?

In the latest in a series of blog posts designed to help you prepare your students for IELTS, Pauline Cullen, author of The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS, offers some advice on following IELTS instructions, and how to deal with numbers. A few weeks ago I was asked, ‘In the IELTS Listening test, what should… Read more »

Help with IELTS #2 – Speaking

In the second of our series of blog posts designed to help you prepare your students for IELTS, Pauline Cullen, author of The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS, shares some insights into the speaking tests. Do you think the IELTS speaking test is getting harder every year? Have you heard other people say that? When… Read more »

Help with IELTS #1: Writing

In the first of a series of blog posts designed to help you prepare your students for IELTS, Pauline Cullen, author of The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS, shares some insights into the writing tests. When I ran some teacher workshops in China recently, some very interesting points were raised. I wanted to share my… Read more »