5 Tips To Score In Listening Paper

Tip 1: Understand your questions In Questions 1-6 of the Listening papers, you hear a series of short spoken items. The sentences are not connected. For each item, you answer one question as briefly as possible, often with just one or two words. In Questions 7-10, you hear continuous, connected speech, and the questions may […]

9 Powerful Tips To Score In Writing

Tip 1: Informal letter You may be asked to write an informal letter to a friend or family member. Often, the question will require you to describe or explain something, or it may ask you to say what you think about a suggestion or a plan. The exam question will give you some ideas, and […]

Common Mistakes Students Made In Reading Paper

Here are some highlights from IGCSE examiners for common mistakes that students made in IGCSE English as Second Language (E2L) Reading paper. We are giving you some suggestion notes at the end, so you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Mistake 1: Too long / unnecessary answers As we have already discussed in our exam tips […]

5 Exam Tips For Reading


There are 5 passages (or ‘exercises’ as stated in the exam paper) on the Reading and Writing paper. Here, we would like to provide 5 exam tips to score well in Reading. Write short answers You don’t have to write full sentences in the reading part. By writing 2 or 3 words, sometimes even 1, […]

10 Ways To Improve Your Memory


Excerpt taken from New Cutting Edge: Intermediate: Student’s Book A good memory is often seen as something that comes naturally, and a bad memory as something that cannot be changed, but actually there is a lot that you can do to improve your memory. However, it does mean taking responsibility and making an effort. Here […]

What is Homeschooling?

Homeschooling or homeschool is a form of education based at home. Children are being taught by parents or private tutors who are called homeschool educator. Parents give many different reasons for homeschooling their children. The three (major) reasons selected by parents of more than two-thirds of students were concern about the school environment, to provide […]

What is Edexcel International GCSE?


Edexcel IGCSE has changed its title to Edexcel International GCSE from 2009. It is an international secondary school certification created by Edexcel Limited (commonly known as Edexcel), a UK company, with 75% own by Pearson PLC (a UK publishing conglomerate) and 25% by Edexcel Foundation (the charity which managed the board). Edexcel started to offer […]

What is International Baccalaureate?


International Baccalaureate (IB) was formerly known as International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). IB is an international educational foundation with its headquarter located in Geneva, Switzerland. IB Diploma Programme was formed in 1968, with the aim of “provide an internationally acceptable university admissions qualification suitable for the growing mobile population of young people whose parents were part […]

What is A-Level?


Advanced Level (A-Level) is the second part of GCE (General Certificate of Education) (the first part of GCE is O-Level (Ordinary Level)). It is being studied by students of Year 12 & 13 (or sixth form) from the age group 16-18 (in certain countries are age group 17-19). A-Level is a 2-year course, and it […]

What is O-Level?


O-Level is the abbreviation of Ordinary Level. It is one of the two-part GCE (General Certificate of Education). The other part of GCE is Advanced Level (A-Level), which students enter after completing O-Level. O-Level is the final certification for secondary school, to be taken at fifth form or year 11 at approximately age 17 (or […]