happiness at work

Work and happiness at work (English conversation, IELTS speaking and writing)

 This blog post talks about work and ideas for being happy at work. Besides being a very common everyday conversation topic, this is also a prevalent subject in IELTS writing (having an enjoyable job vs. earning a lot of money) and … Read More

Speaking in English about decisions and uncertainty (IELTS Speaking: Describe an important decision)

 Hopefully this is a helpful blog post in terms of useful ideas about dealing with difficult decisions that we all have to make sometimes, and also to help you speak about this topic clearly in English. As you can see below, … Read More

Talking about old age in English

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Talking about family and changes to family in English

I have included some links in this post to help you talk in English about changes to the traditional family structure that are happening around the world. If you’re preparing for the IELTS, then this could be an especially useful topic to … Read More

Speaking about Wildlife in English (World Wildlife Day)

The 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day, which was created to promote more awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, as well as the issues related to wildlife such as endangered species and destruction of natural habitats. This is an … Read More

English reading and listening: World Day of Social Justice

In this post, I put together some links to help you with speaking about social problems in English. I’m very interested in this topic and I think it’s a problem that the government here in Ireland does very little about, even though … Read More

IELTS Speaking: Going on a trip

  This post is based on an IELTS Speaking Part 2 question about a trip you would like to go on by car, motorbike or bike. I decided to talk about a trip I’d like to make by car and in the … Read More

IELTS Writing Part 2: Smoking