English Tutor Melbourne. Private English Conversation, Pronunciation and General IELTS Lessons

English Tutor Melbourne

English Tutor Melbourne. Private English lessons with Jason – Your English language conversation and pronunciation tutor and teacher for lessons in cafes in the Melbourne CBD. IELTS speaking lessons are also available.

Do people sometimes have trouble understanding your English?

Do you find it difficult having a conversation?

Are you worried about your pronunciation?

I can help you!

Firstly, a bit about me:

  • Native English Speaker
  • Private general English and social conversation teacher
  • Pronunciation and accent reduction trainer
  • Job interview Coach
  • Friendly, kind, caring, patient, understanding and funny
  • Over 14 years experience
  • Previous CEO and Principal of an ESL school in Sydney

So, my years of experience can help you improve your conversation and pronunciation skills quickly.

I can also help you with idioms, slang, phrasal verbs, conversation expressions, pronunciation expressions and more. If you’d like to learn Australian English, I can help you with that too.

Most of my current students are from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Iran. I’ve also taught people from all over the world across many different levels of society. From students to professors, dignitaries to government officials, actors and actresses to media personalities and rock stars.

I make every lesson fun and friendly and you’ll learn a lot in my lessons. I supply printed materials in my lessons, and each lesson, while having an overall theme, will have exercises chosen specifically for your individual needs.

If you’d prefer to just have a conversation lesson, I’d be happy to talk about almost any subject, and you can ask questions of me that you might not be able to ask of friends and family!

Join me for a 2 hour lesson in a cafe in Melbourne CBD.

Click here for more information and to book your lesson:

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IELTS Speaking Practice Video #22. IELTS Questions Sets for Preparation.

Another one for you!

If you’re looking for a book to help you practice for the IELTS Speaking Test, I recommend you add this one to your list. It features 50 sets of IELTS questions you can have someone ask you. It’s a great way to practice if you don’t have a tutor. Find out more below:



IELTS Speaking Practice Video #21. IELTS Questions Sets for Preparation.

Are you practicing for the IELTS exam? If you’ve been going to language exchange meetings or just practicing conversational English with a partner, you may be feeling that something is missing. My advice is to get as many IELTS questions as you can and then speak for as long as possible on each question. The examiner is not only listening for long answers, they never want you to stop because if you keep speaking, you might then answer the next question, and the next question, and the next, without the examiner needing to stop you or ask you again. The questions are usually in a logical progression so if you keep speaking you’re highly likely to be able to answer many of the questions further down the page. As a guide, aim for speaking for at least a minute on that one question. Think about describing something, why you think that way, what related stories are relevant and more. Any question can be extended.

Here is a video for you. Listen to the questions in order and pause the video after each question, practice answering it, then continue playing the video. If you practice at least one IELTS speaking test every day, you’re more likely to get the band score you want, especially if you start six months in advance!

If you prefer a book of questions, I recommend this one:



How to pronounce the th sound. Pronunciation of hard and soft th.

How to Pronounce the th Sound

One pronunciation challenge almost all my students have is how to pronounce the th sound. Pronunciation is important in all areas but the ‘th’ sound is critical. Without it, most native English speakers would think you’re saying ‘den’ when you mean ‘then’ or ‘dare’ when you mean ‘there’, or ‘tanks’ when you mean ‘thanks’.

There are actually two sounds, depending on the word used. A voiced sound, like the ‘th’ in ‘the’, ‘that’, ‘this’, ‘those’, ‘these’, ‘clothe’, ‘then’ and a voiceless sound such as in ‘bath’, ‘thanks’, ‘think’, ‘thought’, ‘through’ and more.

The main issue is that many students don’t want to get into the habit of sticking their tongue out past their teeth. You really cannot make the sound unless you do. If you don’t stick your tongue out it’ll sound like a ‘d’ sound if voiced or a ‘t’ or ‘s’ sound if voiceless.

Here is a video I did a few years ago on how to pronounce the ‘th’ sound. I hope it is helpful for you. If you do have problems pronouncing the ‘th’ sound, I recommend reading a 250 word article every morning with a focus on the ‘th’ sound so that your tongue gets used to making it.

Practicing daily will help you break the bad habit of making poor ‘th’ sounds, and will help you improve your communication abilities. Of course, if you need someone to test you and give you some guidance on your ‘th’ sounds, you can book me for a lesson. In our first lesson I’ll take you through a pronunciation test of many of the most common errors, and help you with your ‘th’ sounds.

Oh, and if you’re practicing for general IELTS reading, I recommend you check out another practice test! See below.

Wishing you all the best.


English Tutor Melbourne English Lessons Online

English Lessons Online from English Tutor Melbourne

I love teaching English, and also have English lessons online. I have done it for 14 years and as I really wanted to continue helping some of my students in Sydney, I actually jump on an XPT on Thursday night, arrive in Sydney Friday morning, teach my students, then jump back on the train Friday night and arrive back in Melbourne Saturday morning. Sometimes I need to stay overnight and teach on Saturday but I won’t be doing that again until mid October.

So, if you’re wondering why you can’t book a lesson with me on a Friday, it’s because my Sydney students have booked me already. Sorry about that. 🙂 But if you really need a lesson, I’m available anywhere in the world via Skype for a lesson. You can find out more about my Skype lessons here:

English Lessons Online

Of course, if you can’t wait that long, I’ve got some practice videos for you. Practice your English conversation skills with my IELTS speaking practice questions videos. Here’s number 20:

Watching a video of a tutor is almost as good as having English Lessons Online, though there isn’t any correction happening in a static video. If you’d prefer something more dynamic, check out my English Lessons Online page.

If you’re studying for general IELTS reading, I recommend you do many IELTS practice tests. Here’s another one!


IELTS Speaking Practice Video #19. IELTS Questions Sets for Preparation.

IELTS Speaking Practice Video

Here’s the next IELTS Speaking Practice Video. Number #19 of the Questions sets. Listen to me read the questions to you, pause the video, practice answering each question, then resume the video. Good luck!

If you’re studying for the general IELTS exam and needing IELTS reading material, I recommend my ebook series. Here’s number 2.