Learning Productivity Time Management Training

The four reasons candidates fail the IELTS exam

If you have taken the IELTS exam more than once and have not yet achieved your target score, it is likely for the following reasons:

  1. Booking your exam before you are ready
  2. Taking a general course (with no feedback)
  3. Not knowing how the test is evaluated

All these points are covered below, however, you need to pay particular attention to “preparation” and “lack of feedback” (points 2 and 3 below).  Not knowing how the test is evaluated should also be … Read more

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Active versus Passive Learning in IELTS

Many IELTS students struggle with developing an effective method for learning new material. The main reason for this problem is that they often rely on passive rather than active learning techniques. But what is passive learning? Here are the most common types:

  1. Reading books, listening to audio and watching videos
  2. Listening to a teacher in class
  3. Taking notes in class

You will recognise that these methods are not just common for learners of English but also typical of the entire … Read more

Meetings Productivity Time Management

Seven Steps to Keeping Meetings on Track

Keeping your meetings on track takes discipline, yet few managers take the time to think through and prepare their meetings in advance. This may be the result of a lack of training, or that managers are simply too busy, but planning and preparation will result in improved productivity and better decision-making.

Make the purpose clear

Send an agenda and any background materials in advance so attendees know what you’ll cover. Send a list of things that won’t be discussed in … Read more