School’s Out: IELTS and OET Teaching Stories From February 2021

Feb 28, 2021 | IELTS, IELTS News, IELTS Test

Here’s our monthly update on what’s been happening in our school.

IELTS Newsletter: What We've Done

Where We’ve Been

The UK has been in lockdown – but that hasn’t stopped us from travelling the world digitally.

February has been particularly busy, and in addition to our teaching, we have attended several online workshops to keep up-to-date with development in IELTS.

IELTS lives in a competitive market and changes regularly to keep up-to-date and relevant. 

Website News

This month’s edition of News Tracker reported positive changes to the public perception of immigration and immigration policy in the UK, Canada, Australia and the US.

Ever had a problem with a leaking roof? We published a model General Task 1 letter covering this very scenario. 

If you would like some learn useful vocabulary for talking about movies – check out our model answer for talking about films.

We have also started recording new podcasts this month. Keep your eyes open for the first in March!

IELTS Newsletter: Who We've Met

Where Our Students Come From

DubaiUnited Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; New Taipei, Taiwan; Ho Chi Minh, VietnamHong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; Cape Town, South Africa

IELTS Newsletter: Why We Teach

Student Spotlight

This month we shine our spotlight on Olga from Russia…

Dreams come true

Hello, everyone!

I’m Olga. I’m an architect from Russia, currently living and working in Chile.

I was preparing for my academic IELTS exam with Andy.

I decided to pass an IELTS because I would like to apply for a postgraduate program for my future education in Europe. Thus I needed to pass it not less than 6.5 as overall score and not less than 6.0 for each.

I took around 25 lessons, and most of them were writing classes. These lessons were particularly useful because they were based on improvement of my personal weaknesses. I also found extremely helpful this audio recording system when you can just listen each lesson again as podcast.

Finally, I got my 6.5 as overall score, with 6.5 each section and even 7.0 for reading! I’m very proud of my results because now I can realize my biggest desire to study abroad.

It’s a significant benefit to be a student of someone who knows all the hidden tricks and always gives you a true objective feedback. Moreover, Andy is such an amazing and easy going person as well, I always felt so much support from his side and enjoyed each our lesson.

That’s why I would like to highly recommend Andy as a great English teacher!


Is Olga’s dream your dream? Would you like to achieve her level of success in 2020? We can help!

Take a look at our coaching options and get in touch! 

When Can You Book An IELTS Lesson?

Our lessons are currently taking place from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm London time. 

Our online system allows you to book or reschedule your lessons by choosing a time that suits your schedule. 

You should book early for two reasons. The first is that we are in high demand – and our schedule can sometimes be filled weeks in advance. 

The second – you need time to unlearn any bad techniques well-meaning teachers might have taught you – and to master new skills. 

If you would like to meet to discuss how we can help, contact us via our contact form or our free demo lesson page.

That’s all for February!

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