‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Wrap-up post

‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Wrap-up post Now, we would love to provide you with the wrap-up for VSTEP writing task 1 – writing a letter. We have made a rather interesting wrap-up video for this session, please find it in the attached link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlIWv0JGXxA In the video, we have mentioned: 1. Style: Formality vs Informality … More ‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Wrap-up post

#‎VSTEP_Writingtask1‬: Writing a letter – Book recommendation

‪#‎VSTEP_Writingtask1‬: Writing a letter – Book recommendation After a week of having an insight into the techniques of writing letters with iTUTOR, we have gone through 3 major types of letter. However, letters are not only used in the examinations of VSTEP or IELTS but they also apply to real-life situations. Supplementary to these above … More #‎VSTEP_Writingtask1‬: Writing a letter – Book recommendation

‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Letter of request

‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Letter of request Basically, letters of request are usually utilized when we need certain information, favor, permission or service. They are regarded as the most popular letter in VSTEP Writing Part 1. However, quite a few students have not been able to accomplish this task. In this post, we will … More ‪#‎VSTEP_WritingTask1‬: Writing a letter – Letter of request

‪#‎VSTEP_Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Letter of complaint

‪#‎VSTEP_Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Letter of complaint Sending a letter of complaint is an effective way to alert someone or some organizations about the inadequate services they have been providing. But how to write a letter that completely conveys your attitude and concern without insulting people? Clear content and appropriate language are … More ‪#‎VSTEP_Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Letter of complaint

‪#‎VSTEP Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Thanking letter

‪#‎VSTEP_Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Thanking letter Thanking letter has always been not only an essential topic of a VSTEP writing test but also a significant method of expressing gratitude towards other people’s kindness. Hence, iTUTOR will present you several practical tips to write a proper and precise thanking letter. Firstly, you should … More ‪#‎VSTEP Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Thanking letter

‪#‎VSTEP Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Film recommendation

‪#‎VSTEP_Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Film recommendation Today, iTUTOR would love to recommend an enchanting romance film called “Letter to Juliet”, which is not only a stimulating movie but also a practical source of writing a letter. The film is about a girl named Sophie, who goes on holiday in Italy with her … More ‪#‎VSTEP Writing‬ Task 1: Writing a letter – Film recommendation

‪#‎VSTEP Reading‬ – Should I change my reading speed?

‪#‎VSTEPReading‬ – Should I change my reading speed? In a testing situation, the way you spend your time in reading can surprisingly change your outcome of the test. Most people read an average of 250 words per minute (wpm); however, measurements of speed and comprehension should be dependent upon the text contents and the set … More ‪#‎VSTEP Reading‬ – Should I change my reading speed?

#VSTEP Reading – Some tips to read challenging materials

#VSTEP_Reading – Some tips to read challenging materials Difficult materials have long been considered obstacles for most English learners. Therefore, today, we would like to introduce to you some useful tips that can improve your reading skill. 1. What is your purpose in reading? Ask yourself what your “purpose” is when you sit down to … More #VSTEP Reading – Some tips to read challenging materials

VSTEP Speaking Part 3: Time preparation and reasoning skill

After the face- to- face tutorial, we have come to realize the major problems that most of them encountered, which are the usage of time preparation (1 min) and the reasoning skill. *For the first problem, please see the link:https://www.facebook.com/itutorprogram/posts/1646835798914984?fref=nf&pnref=story *For the second one, this is a suggestion (adapted from: http://ielts-simon.com/…/ielts-speaking-part-3-longer-answe…): 1. Always ASK YOURSELF … More VSTEP Speaking Part 3: Time preparation and reasoning skill

#‎VSTEPListening‬- Avoiding distraction

‪#‎VSTEPListening‬– Avoiding distraction In VSTEP Listening test, all the recordings are played ONCE and there exist no long pauses among those. Therefore, if you are distracted for a few seconds, you are prone to miss the later part of the audios. This may exert a negative impact on your feelings. However, while dealing with such … More #‎VSTEPListening‬- Avoiding distraction

‪#‎VSTEP Listening‬: Additional tips for practicing listening

‪#‎VSTEPListening‬ In case you are about to take an exam, tips are of great importance. However, whatever tips you apply, a lack of effective practice will lead to your unsatisfactory result. In this post, we will introduce additional tips for practicing listening. Some people complain that they make little improvement despite their frequent exposure to … More ‪#‎VSTEP Listening‬: Additional tips for practicing listening

‪#‎VSTEP Listening‬- Useful tips for daily practice

‪#‎VSTEPListening‬– Useful tips for daily practice In previous tutorials on listening skill, we have introduced you to several main types of questions. This week, we will provide an overview of VSTEPListening test. To get you ready to a mock test in the upcoming face-to-face tutorial, we would like to give you some tips for your … More ‪#‎VSTEP Listening‬- Useful tips for daily practice

‪#‎VSTEP speaking‬: Part 3: A few main problems and solutions relating to speaking skill.

#VSTEP_speaking Today, iTUTOR will discuss a few problems students may encounter and suggest some solutions in VSTEP speaking part 3: *** The first problem is related to REASONING SKILL. In the test, students have the tendency to prolong the answer by giving examples. In fact, the examiners are more concerned about how you answer the … More ‪#‎VSTEP speaking‬: Part 3: A few main problems and solutions relating to speaking skill.

Practice- Collocations about success and failure

1. Edward certainly (bet/ took/ won) my respect when he turned down an unethical business deal. 2. Efforts to reduce teen pregnancy through better sex education have seen (average/ modest/ ordinary) success. 3. Getting a new haircut has made a (crowning/ dramatic/ theatrical) improvement in his overall appearance. 4. I made a real (breakdown/ breakover/ … More Practice- Collocations about success and failure

#‎VSTEP_speaking‬: Part 3: WHAT CAN WE DO IN ONE MINUTE?

‪#‎VSTEP_speaking‬ WHAT CAN WE DO IN ONE MINUTE? As far as we’re concerned, the one-minute preparation in the speaking test in either part 2 or part 3 has not always been utilized properly. This is probably the result of anxiety students have to undergo during a stressful test. Therefore, in this post, we’ll suggest a … More #‎VSTEP_speaking‬: Part 3: WHAT CAN WE DO IN ONE MINUTE?

‪#‎VSTEP_speaking‬: Part 3: Topic development

‪#‎VSTEP_speaking‬ This week, we will reintroduce to you the very last part of VSTEP speaking, PART 3, which is topic development. Many students think this is a challenging part; therefore, we will provide you with some tips that may help you with this part. 1. DESCRIPTION OF FORMAT: You will be given a card in … More ‪#‎VSTEP_speaking‬: Part 3: Topic development

‪#‎‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Using visual aids‬

‪#‎iTUTOR_14e2‬ ‪#‎Presentation_skill‬ ‪#‎Using_visual_aids‬ Today, iTUTOR will introduce to you some typical visual aids and some tips of how to use and prepare them effectively for your presentation. Visual aids in presentation should be clear and concise, as when they are exploited efficiently, they will be a stimulating addition to spoken words, and enhance the impact … More ‪#‎‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Using visual aids‬

#‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Choose topic‬

#‎Presentation_skill‬ ‪#‎Choosetopic‬ In preparing for a presentation or public speech, after analyzing your audience, the subsequent step is choosing a proper topic. In fact, selecting a topic is quite confusing, as you may feel that there are lots of different topics to consider. Following are 3 basic questions you should ask yourself when it comes … More #‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Choose topic‬

‪#‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Audience analysis‬

‪#‎iTUTOR_Presentation_skill‬ ‪#‎Audience_analysis‬ 1. To prepare for the upcoming lesson of iTUTOR this week about “Presentation skill”, our online tutorial would like to introduce you the very first basic step in preparing any presentation or public speech – audience analysis. A well-prepared presentation is the presentation that has effectively done audience analysis gathering information about audience … More ‪#‎Presentation skill‬: ‎Audience analysis‬

‪#‎VSTEP‬-Listening: Practice for Listening and Speaking skill.

‪#‎VSTEP‬-Listening Today, iTUTOR will share with you books to practice Listening and Speaking skill. It’s NorthStar: Listening and Speaking level 1- 5 by Pearson education Longman This is a series of five books corresponding to 5 levels (1 – 5) for B1-B2 level in the CEFR . In each book, there are 10 topics featuring … More ‪#‎VSTEP‬-Listening: Practice for Listening and Speaking skill.

VSTEP Wrting task 2- Cause/Effect/Solution essay

Today, iTUTOR will give you a brief introduction to Causes/ Effects/ Solutions essay- a common question types in VSTEP Writing Task 2. The post will present the general outline and some useful expressions in this type of essay. Causes/ Effects/ Solutions essays require you to determine a scenario in which one action or event caused certain effects to … More VSTEP Wrting task 2- Cause/Effect/Solution essay

VSTEP Writing Task 2- Discuss both views essay

Today, iTUTOR will give you a brief introduction to Discuss both views essay- a common question types in VSTEP Writing Task 2. The post will present the general outline and some useful expressions in this kind of essay. These particular questions require a different approach to argumentative essays because you have to discuss both sides … More VSTEP Writing Task 2- Discuss both views essay

VSTEP Writing task 2- Argumentative essay

Argumentative essay Today, iTUTOR will give you a brief introduction to Argumentative essay- a very common question types in VSTEP Writing Task 2. The post will present the general outline and some useful expressions in this type of essay. Argumentative essay question usually voices a controversial topic (các chủ đề gây tranh cãi) and asks you … More VSTEP Writing task 2- Argumentative essay

#VSTEP_Writing- Some tips to get high band score in Writing

Writing has always been a challenging part of learning a language because few people know how to start properly. Therefore, today, we would like to introduce to you some useful tips that can improve your writing score, especially in VSTEP Writing task 2. 1. Write a clear thesis statement. This is the most important sentence … More #VSTEP_Writing- Some tips to get high band score in Writing

VSTEP Speaking : Homographs

‪#‎VSTEPSpeakingPart2‬ ‪#‎Homograph‬ Two words sharing common spelling except pronunciation (two syllable noun/homographs) are always English leaners’obsession. Hence, today iTUTOR would like to share with you some information and examples of homographs. A homograph is a word that has two different pronunciations, and the different pronunciations have different meanings. There are three types of homographs ranging … More VSTEP Speaking : Homographs

Giới thiệu sách: English Vocabulary Oganizer

Hôm nay, iTUTOR sẽ giới thiệu với các bạn 1 cuốn sách rất hay và bổ ich nhé. English Vocabulary Organizer – 100 Topics For Self-Study của tác giả Chris Gough gồm nhiều bài tập về các chủ đề khác nhau, giúp các bạn củng cố và trau dồi lại vốn từ vựng Tiếng Anh … More Giới thiệu sách: English Vocabulary Oganizer

#VSTEPSpeaking Part 2: Effective ways to learn and remember new words

Having a good command of vocabulary for different topics seems to be a challenge for the majority of English learners. Therefore, today iTUTOR would like to share with you 5 effective ways to learn and remember new words. Flashcards – You should write a new word on one side of a flashcard and its meaning … More #VSTEPSpeaking Part 2: Effective ways to learn and remember new words

VSTEP Speaking- Part II: PROBLEM- SOLUTIONS

Today, we will introduce to you some general information about the VSTEP Speaking part 2: Problem- Solutions. This speaking part, which lasts for 3 minutes, focuses on testing problem solving skill. In the question, one problem and three solutions will be given and the examinees will have to deliver a short speech about that. In … More VSTEP Speaking- Part II: PROBLEM- SOLUTIONS

Useful vocabulary about AIR TRAVEL

Hôm nay, iTUTOR sẽ chia sẻ với các bạn một vài từ vựng về chủ đề AIR TRAVEL. Baggage reclaim: nơi nhận hành lý Lost and Found counter: quầy tìm kiếm hành lý thất lạc Check-in counter/desk: quầy làm thủ tục bay Duty-free shop: gian hàng miễn thuế Departure lounge: phòng chờ xuất phát Carry- … More Useful vocabulary about AIR TRAVEL

‪#‎VSTEPspeaking‬- Part I: Useful Expressions/ Vocabulary

Vocabulary is one of the criteria used to mark our performance in the Speaking test. Today we are going to give you some useful expressions and informal words that you can use in your talk. Firstly, in terms of vocabulary, it is suggested that you use a wide range of vocabulary of most topics and … More ‪#‎VSTEPspeaking‬- Part I: Useful Expressions/ Vocabulary

‪#‎VSTEPSpeaking‬-part 1 focus: SOCIAL INTERACTION

In the previous post, you were already introduced the format of VSTEP Speaking part 1 with some tips, techniques and some examples. Today, we will be having a closer look at how to develop a full and complete answer to Social Interaction questions as well as some useful words/ expressions with some familiar topics. Look … More ‪#‎VSTEPSpeaking‬-part 1 focus: SOCIAL INTERACTION

#VSTEPreading- Inference question types

First, we would like to offer you the download link to a useful Reading practice book- Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies Level 8: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Qp8T8sRg6LbHhMMGtEUE9lbmc/view?usp=sharing Today, we will deal with the reference questions which are considered to be one of the most difficult ones in reading test. Let’s have a look some common inference questions: – … More #VSTEPreading- Inference question types

#VSTEPListening- Listening for Details

This is an essential listening skill in many work and social situations; for example, taking a phone message or an order, listening for key instructions or safety warnings. Moreover, listening for details is one of the needed skills when doing listening exercises, as the frequency of questions related to details is considerably high. Today, we … More #VSTEPListening- Listening for Details

‪#‎VSTEPlistening‬- LISTENING FOR MAIN IDEAS

First, we would like to offer you the download link to the latest Cambridge Practice test for IELTS (book #10): http://www.mediafire.com/download/dgse3hyk6o6xlil/Cam+10.rar Today, we will discuss an important type of question in Listening: Listening for main ideas which is included in part 2 and part 3 of VSTEP. The first or the last question in each … More ‪#‎VSTEPlistening‬- LISTENING FOR MAIN IDEAS

#‎VSTEPWriting‬ task 1: Writing a letter

First, we would like to offer you the download link to a Letter-writing practice book. We hope you find it useful for your study: https://drive.google.com/…/0B7Qp8T8sRg6LSks3eGxYemtSU…/view… Writing task 1 of VSTEP is normally the easier part of the two. In fact, it is not too difficult to produce a well-written letter if you know all the … More #‎VSTEPWriting‬ task 1: Writing a letter

‪#‎VSTEPspeaking‬- Part I analysis/ topics/ sample answers

Today, iTUTOR will give you a clearer view of VSTEP speaking part 1. First and foremost, we would like to remind you of some tips for this speaking section Part 1: SOCIAL INTERACTION As we have already introduced, this is the section usually including questions about yourself, your interests, your work, and a number of … More ‪#‎VSTEPspeaking‬- Part I analysis/ topics/ sample answers

‪#‎IdiomsAboutColors‬- Thành ngữ liên quan tới màu sắc

Hôm nay chúng ta cùng điểm qua một số thành ngữ thông dụng liên quan tới màu sắc nhé: *GREEN: to be green with envy: ghen tị to be given the green light: cho phép chính thức (bật đèn xanh) to have green fingers: làm vườn giỏi to be green: non nớt, thiếu kinh nghiệm … More ‪#‎IdiomsAboutColors‬- Thành ngữ liên quan tới màu sắc

‪#‎VSTEPWriting‬- Useful tips in the Writing test

First, iTUTOR would like to offer you the download link to a great IELTS Writing book: Marvellous techniques for IELTS writing. This book gives thorough instructions and tips, as well as sample essays and useful vocabulary list: https://drive.google.com/…/0B7Qp8T8sRg6Lc1FvMWVTbXZVS…/view… As we have mentioned before, VSTEP Writing task 2 is similar to IELTS. Therefore, you can practice … More ‪#‎VSTEPWriting‬- Useful tips in the Writing test

‪#‎VSTEPSpeaking‬- VSTEP SPEAKING EXAM TIPS

First, we would like to offer you the download link to 2 IELTS Speaking books. VSTEP Speaking format is slightly similar to IELTS; therefore, you can practice VSTEP through IELTS books: – 31 High-Scoring Formulas To Answer The Ielts Speaking Questions: https://www.mediafire.com/?aolkgz8ugjqn15g – IELTS speaking Mark Allen: http://www.fshare.vn/file/UMLUYOBGIA/ From now on, our Academic posts will … More ‪#‎VSTEPSpeaking‬- VSTEP SPEAKING EXAM TIPS

‪#‎VSTEPReading‬- Một số thông tin cơ bản về phần Reading – Đọc hiểu trong bài thi VSTEP

Thời gian: 60 phút bao gồm thời gian chuyển câu hỏi sang phiếu trả lời – Cấu trúc bài thi: 4 bài đọc, 40 câu hỏi đa lựa chọn – Nhiệm vụ bài thi: Thí sinh đọc 4 văn bản về các vấn đề khác nhau, độ khó tương đương bậc 3-5 với tổng số … More ‪#‎VSTEPReading‬- Một số thông tin cơ bản về phần Reading – Đọc hiểu trong bài thi VSTEP

Một số tips làm bài Listening hiệu quả

#VSTEPlistening – Một số tips làm bài Listening hiệu quả. *Trước tiên chúng ta cùng nhìn sơ qua định dạng đề của bài thi nghe trong VSTEP nhé: (Thông tin chi tiết về VSTEP, bạn có thể truy cập trang web sau: http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn/ ) Đề thi nghe trong VSTEP sẽ được chia làm 3 phần. … More Một số tips làm bài Listening hiệu quả

Một số cách luyện Speaking hiệu quả

‪#‎VSTEPspeaking‬- Hôm nay iTUTOR sẽ giới thiệu một số cách luyện Speaking hiệu quả. *Trước tiên chúng ta cùng nhìn sơ qua định dạng đề của bài thi nói trong VSTEP nhé: (Thông tin chi tiết về VSTEP, bạn có thể truy cập trang web sau: http://vstep.vnu.edu.vn/ ). Đề thi nói trong VSTEP sẽ được … More Một số cách luyện Speaking hiệu quả