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Don’t work harder, work smarter: how to study effectively and get the grades of your dreams with winning review strategies, killer memory techniques and exam preparation tips you won’t hear anywhere else. Join Cambridge educated psychologist, study techniques researcher, coach and tutor William Wadsworth as we dive into the secrets of academic success.Looking for the grades of your dreams? Want to know the real secrets to preparing for and taking exams? Through a powerful combination of rich ...
 
“QualityTime-ESL” podcasts are clearly spoken, "interactive" oral exercises to learn everyday, global and even business English. The emphasis is on grammar, correct usage and pronunciation. They provide excellent oral and written preparation for international exams. Transcripts and worksheets are available on the website. The accent is American. Questions and comments to: marianne@qualitytime-esl.com.
 
"Interactive" clearly spoken, oral exercises to train you to "speak" English correctly with short sentences to repeat, complete or transform; a variety of different topics or tasks targeted to different levels from A2 to C1; American accent. For grammar drills go to "QualityTime-ESL Podcasts". For exercises using song lyrics go to "5 Minute TOPs". For scripts, oral/written worksheets and more information visit our website. Questions and comments to: marianne@qualitytime-esl.com.
 
Splendid Speaking supports advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs such as making presentations or taking part in discussions. Each recording contains expert feedback on the speaker's performance. Also, visit the Splendid Speaking website at splendidspeaking.com to subscribe to our newsletter which gives a ...
 
A series for total or "almost" beginners with active "oral" training with simple, clearly spoken exercises (American accent) to take learners from A1 to A2; a complement to classroom, private or online instruction. For free scripts and lesson plans for each recording (advice for teachers) visit our website http://www.qualitytime-esl.com. For intermediate to advanced oral training go to "Your English", "QualityTime-ESL podcasts" and "5 Minute TOPs". (ESL, EFL, ELT, audio lesson podcasts, voca ...
 
Short exercises in clear English give you “Training with Oral Practice” using famous quotes or song lyrics. The exercises only last 5 minutes, but with the excerpts from songs we are now including the podcasts become somewhat longer. Scripts are available at www.qualitytime-esl.com. On our website you will find links to song videos on YouTube with the vocabulary we practice in our TOPs. (ESL,EFl, ELT, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CFE, Cambridge exams, audio lesson podcasts, vocabulary, drills and ex ...
 
Join my quest for proficiency in English and beyond. In each episode, I will share with you every tip, word, expression, grammar point, or any valuable content that I encounter in my journey towards proficiency in English. If you are preparing for the Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CPE), join my quest, and let's improve together.
 
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How to change when change is hard? Discover what's holding you back from making the changes you want to make in your study routines - and in your life. In this Part 1 of a 2-part special, it's time to meet your inner caveman. Make this the year you become a master of your own actions. For more exam success tips, download the free cheat sheet at htt…
 
To kick off 2021, I am THRILLED to welcome one of the true founding fathers of the field of personal productivity: Brian Tracy. You may have heard of the "eat the frog" principle: it was made famous in a book of the same name by Brian which went on to sell 2.5 million copies in 51 languages. Brian has recently been focusing on adapting his world-fa…
 
Keeping work and life in balance, and the art of stopping, with my "four levels" of breaks. Enjoy. Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, not harder, so they can ace their exams with less work and less stress. BOOK 1:1 COACHING to supercharge your …
 
We're hurtling towards the end of the year, so I've dug into the listener mailbag to answer some of YOUR frequently asked questions about how to study! 0.50: Tricks for getting "unstuck" by zooming out and zooming in 2.55: Problems sleeping 6.40: How to take better notes 9.55: The power of "pre-testing" yourself, and how to do it 12.50: What to do …
 
Join legendary chemist Dr Peter Wothers MBE to discover the magical, explosive world of chemistry! Why study chemistry Applying for chemistry at university level The gap between (high) school level science and university level How to succeed when studying chemistry * * * * * * * Special offer for Exam Study Expert podcast listeners: for expert prep…
 
So, you want to be a doctor? Dr Rohan Agarwal from uniadmissions.co.uk talks us through what it takes to land an offer to study medicine in the UK. If you're interested in applying for med school, the team at uniadmissions.co.uk have an impressive track record in supporting candidates in landing their offers - and if you mention you're an Exam Stud…
 
Mark de Rond is a Professor at the Judge Business School in Cambridge. He's perhaps best known for his unique and fascinating approach to research on teamwork and high performance, which has seen him living alongside elite rowers, walking with peace activists, and even living among trauma doctors working in a war zone (Afghanistan). He joins us tod…
 
"You weren't born to fit in: you were born to stand out". Discover how to land that coveted internship or grad programme with ace career coach, Sonal Bahl. The mistakes that will get your CV rejected (and how to avoid them) The "C.P.R." formula for interview prep A "Jedi mind trick" to play on your interviewer The thing 95% of people don’t do that …
 
What does it take to get accepted to the course of your dreams? This week, it's all about acing the interview! I'm talking mainly about applying for university and college, but the strategies also work really well in interviews for competitive schools or postgraduate programmes. I'm sharing my "Four Ps" of interview technique - of which two are pre…
 
There's growing scientific evidence that meditation, especially mindfulness training, can have a profoundly positive impact on a mind-bogglingly wide range of aspects of our performance as students. Soothing stress or anxiety. Helping you sleep. Sharpening focus and concentration. Supporting good mental and physical health. Even helping you learn f…
 
This episode is all about how to take your study hours to the MAX, while keeping enough balance in your life to avoid overwork, exhaustion and stress. For the first time, I'm sharing the EXACT study routine I used to graduate in the top 10% of my class on a competitive course at Cambridge University. As a student psychologist, I was already applyin…
 
Chris Bailey - "the most productive man you could hope to meet" according to TED - joins us today to help you get focused, get productive, and get your work DONE! Learn how to manage your time, energy and attention so that you can breeze through your study to-do list in record time, freeing up more of your time for the things you want to spend it o…
 
There's some incredible wisdom to be found on my bookshelf. Today, I pick out some of the BEST tips and tricks to be found in five of my most-loved books about studying and learning, so you can incorporate the advice into your study routine right away, all without having to do any reading! These "top five" books are shortlisted from the 21 favourit…
 
Celebrating the launch of a brand new season of weekly episodes, NY Times bestseller Kendra Adachi is here to talk us through how we can be a "lazy geniuses" about student life: being "genius" about what matters and "lazy" about everything else. We talk about the secrets to great foundations for life as a student, covering everything from cooking t…
 
In the second of our two "summer specials", we're joined by Florence Bavanandan, who specialises in helping people speak confidently and clearly (even if they're not naturally confident). We talk about why speaking is so important in education - from the classroom to university / job interviews - and share some simple strategies you can use to leve…
 
With lives around the world touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Exam Study Expert is taking an episode out from our normal business of helping you ace your exams to talk to scientists about exactly what's been going on, and unpack all the bits the media hasn't properly explained. Discover what exponential growth and the "R" value really mean, and…
 
Are UK history lessons inclusive enough so that everyone can see themselves in the story? Do they take into account the many legacies of the British Empire and colonialism? History teachers, Clare Broomfield and Sitara Amin; historian and co-lead of the Runnymede Trust's 'Our Migration Story', Sundeep Lidher; and Lead Subject Advisor at OCR, Mike G…
 
In this episode, we are going to talk about COVID-19. Since the rest of the world is talking about it, I said, "Oh well, let's make the most of it and learn to talk about health and illness." Vocabulary related to COVID-19 or health and illness: access to healthcare acute alleviate attack (the virus attacks...) be in poor health be/feel under the w…
 
In this Episode, Rohit from GoGetter English tells us how to improve our speaking skills for the C2 Proficiency exam (CPE). Episode's links: https://gogetterenglish.es/ https://www.facebook.com/GogetterLang/ https://www.instagram.com/gogetterenglish/ — Want to be on the show? Answer this short form to let me know. Follow the project on Instagram: @…
 
Want to get more studying done, in less time? Whether you're working through assignments, writing essays or dissertations, or learning for upcoming tests or exams, here are three killer strategies to help you get quality work done, faster. Download Exam Study Expert’s guide to using learning science to learn faster and remember more than ever befor…
 
Want to actually remember what you learn in your classes and lectures each day? Now you can, with my new 5-minute-a-day study habit to transform your memory, and retain more of what you're taught. Download Exam Study Expert’s guide to using learning science to learn faster and remember more than ever before, at https://examstudyexpert.com/books-and…
 
Opera director and writer Laura Attridge explains how academic success and deep extracurricular passions can combine to create unexpected routes into the creative industries. Along the way: productivity and balance, what you would do if you weren't afraid, studying English at University, and how to find what's right for you. * ABOUT YOUR HOST: Will…
 
Continuing our “When I Grow Up” season, hear from successful young barrister James Sharpe on what it takes to break into the competitive field of law. - What life is really like as a lawyer - The importance of “getting the grades” at school, and how a love of learning helps - Staying open to the right path - Getting into competitive universities, a…
 
The third instalment of our summer "When I Grow Up" series, helping you decide on the path you want to take through education and life, equipping you with the practical tips and drive to get you where you want to go. Today, Dr Gillean Denny takes the wraps off architecture: what it takes to succeed as an architecture student, what the experience is…
 
The second instalment of our summer "When I Grow Up" series, helping you decide on the path you want to take through education and life, equipping you with the practical tips and drive to get you where you want to go. Today, Dylan Morris talks about studying at Yale, Cambridge and Princeton, getting into these elite universities, and succeeding in …
 
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