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4 questions to ask yourself before you start writing.

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on July 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM

At ISLPR Language Services, writing is the biggest problem we come across with candidates learning English as a second language. During a test we won't often tell candidates what format they should write in as we believe this is subjective and, in real life, the format differs from one piece of writing to another even on the same topic. However, the following 4 questions should help you work out how to write.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, Writing Test, practise, writing skills

Let Lockdown help your English! (Writing Skills)

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on April 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM

What Lockdown or Quarantine does to your English: 

Help? Yes, but only if you do the right thing!

For people who use English as a second language, the lockdown period can badly affect your English proficiency if you don’t take steps to maintain it. 

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, preparation, tips, tools, Writing Test, Activities, practise, onlineclass, englishclass, English Blog, ABC Radio, book online, Coronavirus, COVID-19, writing skills

Prepositions with Time

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on February 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

Prepositions used with time expressions often cause problems. Here are some commonly used prepositions and situations in which they are used.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, Language test, Personalised testing, customised testing, English as a second language, English test, individual tests, Speaking Skills, Speaking Test, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, Reading test, Reading skills, Listening Test, Writing Test, Activities, practise, onlineclass

Commas

Posted by Kenina Ingram on January 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Ever wondered how and where to use a comma? Then this blog post is for you!If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes before the verb it refers to, put a comma after it (or if it is in the middle of a sentence, before and after it). If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes after the verb it refers to, there generally is no comma.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, preparation, tips, tools, Writing Test, Activities, practise

Lecture Recording by Dr David Ingram: Improving your Reading and Writing Skills

Posted by Kenina Ingram on December 24, 2018 at 2:07 PM

Dr David Ingram, (the co-creator of the ISLPR test and the original IELTS testing system) recently hosted an online lecture to help ESL learners improve their reading and writing skills.


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Topics: ISLPR, English as a second language, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, Reading test, Reading skills, Writing Test, Workbook, Activities, practise, webinar, onlineclass, englishclass

At ILS, language testing is personal.

Language is an interactive and social skill. Therefore, we believe English should be taught and tested similarly.

ISLPR Language Services (ILS) developed the ISLPR® Test because we saw the need for a test that examined your real-life language. The ISLPR® Test is an interactive and personalised test. As the ISLPR test is personalised for each candidate, there are no tricks to pass the test. 

Why we're different:

  • We test your speaking, listening and reading skills in a one-to-one interview.
  • The content of your test is customised to match your area of expertise.
  • The ISLPR is the shortest English test, therefore minimising the chance of fatigue.
  • We offer individual English tutorials with accredited tutors.
  • We offer a feedback service so you can find out why you got that rating in your test.

 

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