Do your IELTS learners realize that preparing for the exam is a ‘JOINT VENTURE’? 

By that I mean are they deeply aware of the fact that while you’re there to help them prepare for it, THEY are the ones who’ll actually be taking it? 😀 😉 😉

While we don’t want to scare our students, they do need to know how hard, and what ‘kind of’ hard we are talking when we talk about the exam, just so that they’re ready to split the RESPONSIBILITY of a successful preparation as well.

Too often teachers are over-invested, while their students regularly show up to class without having done the homework, etc.

To avoid this, I recommend opening a TRACKING CHART with each new student when you start working with them, including homework dates, other deadlines, etc. This way it’s going to be even clearer if they haven’t been pulling their weight as the course progresses. 😀

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Hi. I’m Fatime. I’m an IELTS Teacher Trainer, helping CELTA-qualified English language teachers become better at teaching SKILLS, as opposed to just testing them. 

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