Francis Carlisle

IELTS Examiner, Business English teacher
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Bio

Hi! My name is Francis, I'm from the UK, and I'm the founder of Last Minute English.

Last Minute English creates online video courses to help you improve your spoken and written English, with a particular focus on English exams like the IELTS.

I'm a qualified IELTS Examiner. I have lived in 5 different countries including China and Colombia, helping students to get high scores in their IELTS exam.

I'm also a keen language learner, and have achieved fluency in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. 

Teaching experience

I believe that understanding is the key to success in the IELTS exam, so my IELTS courses teach:


1) HOW the IELTS examiner decides your score

2) WHAT you can do to meet the IELTS examiner's requirements

 

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: The Report
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: The ReportDo you get nervous thinking about writing a 250+ word essay in English in only 40 minutes?Do you feel worried looking at bar charts and line graphs, and not know what to write about?Do you always write safe, simple sentences in English because you are afraid of making mistakes? Our Goal: You will get a 7 or 8 in your IELTS Academic Writing Test. Welcome to the Complete Step by Step Guide to the IELTS Academic Writing Test from Last Minute English. We will take you step by step through the IELTS Academic Writing Test. After taking this course, you will:- Have more confidence in your English writing ability- Feel relaxed about the IELTS Writing test- Be ready to follow your dreams This Last Minute English course has been created by Francis, a qualified IELTS Examiner from the UK. Francis has 10 years of experience helping students to follow their dreams and get 7+ in the IELTS Exam. By learning from a qualified IELTS Examiner, you’ll:- Get crucial inside information to break the 5.5 IELTS score ceiling- Learn IELTS Writing skills in a focused and efficient way- Make your friends jealous and amaze your family with your high IELTS score. In this course, you will learn:- Learn how to answer IELTS Academic Writing Task 1- Understand all IELTS Writing Task 1 questions- Find out how the IELTS Examiner decides your score- Learn how to choose data and make a plan- Learn easy grammar structures to get a high IELTS score- Learn complex grammar structures to impress the IELTS examiner- Discover which tenses to use for which IELTS Writing questions- Learn great vocabulary to answer any IELTS Writing question (**nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, fractions, prepositions, approximations and more! So much material!!**)- Build 4 full IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 answers together (**including full IELTS Level 9 answers**)Francis Carlisle
26 Lessons - 2 hours 4 minutes 38 seconds
IELTS General Writing Task 1: The Letter
IELTS General Writing Task 1: The LetterDo you get nervous thinking about writing a 250+ word essay in English in only 40 minutes? Do you feel worried about writing letters in Task 1?  Do you always write safe, simple sentences in English because you are afraid of making mistakes?   Our Goal: You will get a 7 or 8 on your IELTS General Writing Test.   Welcome to IELTS General Writing from Last Minute English.  We will take you step by step through the IELTS General Writing Test. After taking this course, you will:- Have more confidence in your English writing ability- Feel relaxed about the IELTS Writing test- Be ready to follow your dreams  This Last Minute English course has been created by Francis, a qualified IELTS Examiner from the UK. Francis has 10 years of experience helping students to get 7+ in the IELTS Exam. By learning from a qualified IELTS Examiner, you’ll:- Get crucial inside information to break the 5.5 IELTS score ceiling- Learn IELTS Writing skills in a focused and efficient way- Make your friends jealous and amaze your family with your high IELTS score.   In this course, you will learn:- Learn how to answer IELTS General Writing Task 1- Understand all IELTS Writing Task 1 questions- Find out how the IELTS Examiner decides your score- Learn how to make a plan to answer IELTS Writing Task 1- Discover which tenses to use for which IELTS Writing questions- Learn great phrases to use in your IELTS Writing Task 1- Build 3 full IELTS General Writing Task 1 answers together (**including full IELTS Band 9 answers**)  Francis Carlisle
43 Lessons - 3 hours 40 minutes 54 seconds
IELTS Speaking: Go from 5 to 7.5
IELTS Speaking: Go from 5 to 7.5Welcome to the IELTS Speaking - Go from 5 to 7.5 Ask yourself two questions: - Do you have an IELTS Exam coming soon? - Are you ready?  This IELTS Speaking course is designed to do one thing:  Help you score 7.5 on the IELTS Speaking test Join over 40,000 students and get ready for your IELTS Speaking test with Last Minute English   My name is Francis. I am a former IELTS Examiner, and I've been helping students to score 7 or 8 in their IELTS exam for the past 10 years. As a qualified IELTS Examiner, I know why IELTS students often score only 5 or 6 for IELTS Speaking. In this course, I will share that information with you. Don't waste thousands of $$$ taking the IELTS exam AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. Get ready to score 7.5 in your IELTS Speaking. Everything in this course was created to help you achieve that goal of 7.5 in your IELTS Speaking. In this course, we will improve your: - Vocabulary- Grammar- Fluency- Pronunciation First time taking the IELTS Speaking test?  Don't worry! We start from the beginning - you will learn EVERYTHING you need to know. Including: - What questions did you answer in the IELTS Speaking test- How to prepare for the IELTS Speaking test- What to do on the day of your IELTS Speaking test- How to ask the examiner to repeat the question if you don't understand- What vocabulary to learn to quickly improve your vocabulary score- What pronunciation mistakes the examiner is listening for (and how to correct them)- And MUCH more!   More Details:  By the end of this course, you'll be able to:- Answer IELTS questions fluently - no long pauses!- Use complex sentences confidently- Speak in grammatically correct sentences- Use a wide range of words- Use common English idioms to answer any IELTS question- Paraphrase effectively- Say words correctly- Use tone and contractions in a natural way to impress the IELTS Examiner   This course covers:- Introduction to the IELTS Speaking test- What to do before, during and after the IELTS Speaking test- IELTS Key Skill 1: Fluency- IELTS Key Skill 2: Lexical Resource (Vocabulary)- IELTS Key Skill 3: Grammatical Range & Accuracy- IELTS Key Skill 4: Pronunciation Your preparation for the IELTS exam begins here. Let's get started!   Credits:Music from bensoundFrancis Carlisle
93 Lessons - 4 hours 41 minutes 19 seconds
Advanced English Vocabulary
Advanced English Vocabulary500 High-Level Words/Phrases to take your English to the NEXT LEVEL   The Advanced English Vocabulary course will help you go from intermediate (B1-B2) English to advanced English (C1-C2).   It covers vocabulary for 50 different common English topics, from Advertising and Architecture to Weather and Work.   This Advanced English Vocabulary course will help you:  - Learn more English vocabulary - Improve your English listening skills - Improve your English conversation and English fluency skills - Improve your English writing skills   Altogether, this course includes:  - 18+ hours of video - 500 high-level English vocabulary words/phrases - 50 different common English speaking topics - 2000+ synonyms and antonyms to build your English vocabulary - 2500+ English vocabulary collocations - 500 example sentences   Each topic includes:  - 10 key advanced English vocabulary words/phrases - The meaning of the English vocabulary word/phrase - The word family for that English vocabulary word/phrase (verb, noun, adjective, adverb) so you know how to use it flexibly - Synonyms of that English vocabulary word (words with the same meaning) - Antonyms of that English vocabulary word (words with the opposite meaning) - Collocations for that English vocabulary word (how it is normally used in English) - An example sentence with the English vocabulary word, so you know how to use it in a real sentence   The 50 Topics: 1. Advertising 2. Animals (wild) 3. Architecture 4. Art 5. Birthdays 6. Business 7. Children 8. Clothes 9. Communication 10. Cooking 11. Crime and Punishment 12. Culture 13. Daily Routine 14. Economy 15. Education 16. Employment 17. Entertainment 18. Environment 19. Ethics 20. Exercise 21. Family 22. Food and diet 23. Friendship 24. Geography 25. Globalisation 26. Government 27. Health (mental) 28. Health (physical) 29. Hometown/Cities 30. Housing 31. International Aid 32. Language 33. Love 34. Media & Fame 35. Money 36. Movies 37. Music 38. Nature 39. News 40. Personality 41. Pets 42. Shopping 43. Social Media 44. Space 45. Sports 46. Technology 47. Transport 48. Travel and Tourism 49. Weather 50. Work   Francis Carlisle
50 Lessons - 18 hours 23 minutes 56 seconds