IELTS Letter - Advice on Studying at a Language School

by Raven
(Toronto)

This is my answer of the task 1. If anyone can tell me what I can do to improve my writing, it will help me a lot!

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One of your pen friends wants to improve their English at a language school. They have never studied at a language school before and have asked for your advice on how to choose a good one.

Write a letter to your pen friend. Advise them about the following:

- the teaching method
- the number of students in a class
- the number of hours a week


Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your letter. I think going to language school is an effective to improve your English. Since I have done few courses, I believe that I could give you some advice to choose a right school.

The first thing you should concern about is the methodology of teaching. There are some school only have you sit in front of the teachers and all they give is lectures but no no practice. I would not enroll in that kind of school if I were you. Working with classmates would help you improve speaking as well as listening, so choose the school provides team work and practice.

Than number of students is also important. You'd better not go to the school with large group, because it tends to be mixed ability. You may find the pace of class is too fast or too slow. I think between 10 to 15 is a good number. Teachers are able to have enough time to take care of all the students and you are able to focus on the lecture.

And other thing you should think about is the intensity of the course. I have had a course once with intensive schedule. It was not a good idea because you wouldn't have much time to study over. I'd advise you take the course with longer period to allow you to understand everything.

Hopefully it could helps. If you need any more advise, just drop me a line.

All the best,

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