IELTS – Speaking

In this lesson, watch an IELTS Speaking Band 9 sample test. You’ll see each section of the IELTS speaking test, and after each section we’ll highlight the features that could help you to improve your IELTS speaking score.


In this lesson, you can learn how to use linking words and phrases for the IELTS writing exam. Linking words are important for your IELTS writing, especially for the essay. Using linking words well can make a big difference to your coherence and cohesion score, which is 25% of your writing score.Even if you’re not preparing for an IELTS exam and just want to improve your English writing generally, this lesson could help you!

Charity: a Visit to the Orphanage

My 11B students are participating in a social project, which involves organizing different charity events. This year girls had a fund-raising fair, where they sold home-made cookies and drinks. The money they raised was spend on purchasing goods (clothes, toothpaste, sweets, fruit) for the children who live in orphanage located in Stepanivka village. We also organized a concert for children and played games with them. It was a very special event, filled with warm emotions, hugs and tears. We returned home with changed hearts…

St Patrick’s Day

Happy St.Patrick’sDay! Here are some Irish blessing for you 🙂

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a fool moon on a dark night, and the road downhill alll the way to your door!

May your paths bloom with shamrocks, and your heart ring with songs, and the sky smile with bright sunshine all this happy day long.

Bless your little Irish heart – and every other Irish part.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light! May good luck pursue you each day and each night!

This year we made special crafts with my students – lucky rocks 🙂 Great gift for parents and friends. Do you like them?

New Books in My Classroom

Mr. Cap Hensley, a volunteer from the USA has donated many English books and other teaching resources to my classroom – I am on cloud seven 🙂 !!! Now I can have reading classes with my younger students. Besides there is a number of different dictionaries and texbooks on methodology that I can use for myself. Now my classroom looks very modern ))) Cap is planning to spend the next yearteaching in Cherkasy, so we hope to see him more often )