IELTS Speaking: How to understand native English speakers and speak like them

You’ve been studying English for a long time. You already know that no matter how much you learn, it can be difficult to understand native speakers. They speak quickly, drop entire syllables, and stick words together. They don’t speak exactly like the textbooks teach us, and in fact they make a lot of mistakes! In this video, you will learn about the «relaxed pronunciation» that native speakers use. Once you start to understand more of what you hear, you can start to speak like this yourself and be more fluent and natural while speaking English.

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TOEFL IBT: Writing Task 1

Need to get a high score on your TOEFL test? Confused about the Integrated Writing assignment? In this video you will learn the structure of this writing task. You will then learn how to approach the reading and listening sections, how to take notes, and finally, how to write a summary that will get you a high score. Practice this method as much as you can before writing your TOEFL exam and you WILL succeed.

Learn English — 4 ways to understand what you hear

Learn how to understand almost everything you hear right now in 4 easy steps! If you are an advanced English student, and you already know grammar and can understand what you read, but have trouble understanding when people speak in movies and in real life, watch this lesson to find out how to listen and understand!

 

IELTS Listening: The History of Game Shows: Crash Course Games

Today we’re going to talk about game shows! Game shows have a long history going all the way back to the 1920s on the radio and then proliferating across media to the massive pop culture icons they are today. And they’re different from most game genres we’ve discussed in this series because chances are most of us won’t participate in shows like Jeopardy!, American Idol, or The Price is Right. Even so, many us are innately familiar with them and actively watch them, much like sports. So today we’re going to talk about the winding history game shows, the event that nearly ended the genre altogether, and of course take closer look at why exactly they’ve become so popular.

 

How to study efficiently: The Cornell Notes Method

Learn to study faster and more efficiently, and remember more with the help of the system for taking notes, called the Cornell Notetaking System. You’ll learn a way to take better notes and become a better active listener. Using the Cornell template will help you remember more of what you hear in class and help you organize your notes better. This method will help you if you are a student in a high school, language school, or university, or if you attend meetings, conferences, or like studying on your own.

 

IELTS Listening: The Olympics, FIFA, and why we love sports: Crash Course

Now “sports” is a pretty broad genre of game, which probably couldn’t even be covered in an entire series, but today we’re going to do our best to look at the origins of sports as they trace their histories back the Olympics (and even a little earlier), and look at how the rise of national pride and gaming communities has led us to the cultural behemoth of the FIFA World Cup. It’s a lot to cover, but we’re going to do our best to answer the big question for you non-sports-loving-gamers out there along the way: why do we love sports anyway?

IELTS Listening: What Does Your Name Say About You?

Names are more than just words. Certain letters and phonetic sounds seem to carry a visual and conceptual weight to them. In a future where more interactions take place across social networking sites, names could become incredibly important. So as we learn more about the scientific effects of names, maybe we need a better science of naming.