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Best Fiona Wattam podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Fiona Wattam podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
 
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A long and difficult but FASCINATING text with SO MUCH useful vocabulary which I list at the end. - Matching Information with paragraphs - Choosing from a list - Gapfill summary It's a KEY TOPIC (see similar texts on my website - https://ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-reading-doctoring-sales/ and https://ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-gt-reading-snake-oil/…
 
This passage has an academic, theoretical structure rather than a factual, chronological one. Watch the video on YouTube to see how it looks: https://youtu.be/7JHQdVkENMU This video will show you how to use the structure to get answers even when the content doesn't make much sense! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message…
 
This video looks at Section 2 of the IELTS Listening Test, which often includes a MAP in the second half. Watch the video on YouTube if you would like to practice with the real test. https://youtu.be/PwXSREaBQ-k The first part is Multiple Choice and this video shows you how to recognise distractors: 'rather than' and 'instead of' are CLUES which te…
 
So sorry for the delay - I'm back now! Been working on the daily YouTube lives during Lockdown. Did you miss them? Just go to my YouTube channel (I'll add this podcast as a video if you prefer to read the text and try it for yourself). This is a difficult Academic Passage 3 with Matching Headings, Gapfill and TFNG. Get more Reading practice on my w…
 
What do the Catholic church, the British and alcoholics all have in common? That we love making fun of all them in Ireland. Irish humour has kept the Irish going in hard times and we've become known for our cheeky sense of humour. In today's episode I'll be opening your eyes to some of the gems in Irish comedy culture - I hope you'll get a few laug…
 
The IELTS exam is one of the most in-demand English exams which can open the doors to studying at an English-speaking university or getting a job. In this interview I chat with Fiona Wattam, IELTS expert about how to get that all-important band 7 grade. Extended show notes with vocabulary and frequently asked questions about the IELTS exam: https:/…
 
This week I've been working really hard on preparing full lessons for my free YouTube Writing Workshops, and I wanted to give you a taste of what happens in the workshops. They are very interactive - I ask you questions and you give me your examples so I can check them. I also take requests! This lesson followed on from 'Although' and 'whereas', so…
 
Free Irish-English Masterclass! Sign up here: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/ The Scots and the Northern Irish have always had a close relationship. In fact, the Scots have highly influenced how we speak. Today with Darren Gibb we speak about the cultural and linguistic connections between the Scots and the Northern Irish.…
 
Free Irish-English Masterclass! Sign up here: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/ Hey everyone, so I'm taking a little detour from my usual Ireland-themed episodes and focusing today on pronunciation. I'm speaking with Frank Chavira from @englishwithfrank who is a native Spanish speaker but has attained native-level pronunciat…
 
This was the first day of my Live IELTS Writing Workshops on YouTube, so I wanted to give you a taste of what happens in the workshop. You post a question on my special website page for the workshops https://ieltsetc.com/2020/03/ielts-writing-workouts/ I prepare a lesson based on your question You join the live session on YouTube https://youtu.be/g…
 
Ever wondered how the English in Ireland is different to British English? Well, look no further! In this episode I cover just that by exploring various features of what's known as Hiberno-English (or the English that's spoken in Ireland). Follow me on instagram for lots more English language inspriation and advice @cloverenglishpodcast…
 
Need to read faster in the test? In this video and podcast, I'll take you through a Reading test and show you what you can do at each stage to answer the questions more quickly. The text is called 'The Birdmen' and you can watch the video and try it yourself on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iel…
 
Today I speak with the wonderful Maria Ortega who is a Spanish teacher in Ireland. Her relationship with Ireland runs deep and she speaks about her personal experience as an expat both in Cork and Dublin. She also has a great approach to language learning which I feel is desperately needed in today's society. She's an advocate of slow learning and …
 
This podcast is taken from my YouTube Video (watch this to see the text). https://youtu.be/Fq000OEq_OU I take you through the first part of a Computer-Delivered #IELTS General Training Reading Test and look at the benefits of taking the test online (as well as the drawbacks!). The first reading is horrendous - the second is much easier, so skip for…
 
Today I'll be covering the vocabulary you need to speak about the current health crisis: the coronavirus. I'll also be informing you about the situation in Ireland (please note that this information was gathering on 13.3.2020) Check out the related blog post here: https://cloverenglish.org/vocabulary-for-the-coronavirus-the-situation-in-ireland/ St…
 
Do you rely on a teacher to correct your writing mistakes for the IELTS Test? Is this the most effective way? In this podcast I look at some research that's been done about the best way to learn from your mistakes - and the answers may surprise you! Here is the YouTube video, where you can see all the texts that I mention: https://youtu.be/JPjqoJA-…
 
This week I interview the creator of the marvellous Vocab Victor app, Dr Heidi Brumbaugh. Dr Heidi realised that my 28-Days of IELTS Word List would be a perfect match for her app, so now you can practise the essential words that you need to learn for IELTS in a fun and motivating way. In the interview, we talked about: the problems students have w…
 
This week on the podcast I was very happy to invite Jessica Beck from All Ears English and the IELTS Energy Podcast to talk about the pros and cons of the Computer Delivered IELTS Test (amongst other things!).Jess actually took the test herself, and in the interview she tells us what she thinks is great about doing the test on a computer.Here's the…
 
Part 4 IELTS Listening on the topic of Civilisation (again! See my YouTube video about this). Vocab Victor is the app where you can develop your IELTS vocab with my 28 days of Vocab wordlists. YouTube video about Civilisation: https://youtu.be/FzJCdaWMB7o NEW!Vocab Victor App with all my IELTS Vocabulary wordlists from the 28-Day Vocabulary Course …
 
Multiple Choice and Matching in a Part 3 (student and tutor). Watch my YouTube video about how to recognise signals in Part 3 Listening: https://youtu.be/x6TE-ZND6xA The Reading I mentioned is called Henry Perkins - the man who invented synthetic dyes, and I did a podcast about it with all the questions on Instagram. https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/epis…
 
GT Reading is not always as easy as it looks in Part 1. Yes, the texts are shorter but you have to do 2 of them in 20 mins and you need a good level of Vocab to get the answers quickly and not fall for the tricks! Here we look at Matching Info and TFNG. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message…
 
Listening Part 3 (Book 8 Test 1). Looking at signals, multiple choice and gap fill. Get more help with Part 3 here https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ and watch my video about the Answer Sheet here https://youtu.be/iVM_uRkWpm4. Join my A-Z of IELTS challenge here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
 
Today's podcast focuses on using Reported Speech and Reporting verbs in Letters of Complaint to tell the reader what you've been told (e.g. by a shop assistant or landlord) so that you can complain about something that hasn't been done. e.g. if the landlord says 'I'll fix it!' you might need to report what he said. There are lots of rules about thi…
 
I spend half my life telling students to write more formally, and half my life telling students the opposite. There is a huge gulf between the two styles, and it’s probably affecting your score and costing you money. But there are simple solutions. This podcast looks at a few of them. I hope it will help the 77% of my followers who don’t know that …
 
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