My teaching qualification

My higher education in the UK

 My qualifications and references

 Some graduate statistics

 Different skill levels at work

 Graduate employment levels

 NQF qualifications 

 Highest qualification people have

 A literacy story on BBC news

  Literacy standards in England

 Literacy research

 I would like to share an essay I wrote in 1993

 About my education

 Mental Illness research

 A news story from when I was a student

 What do I know about IELTS?

 IELTS Question 1

            IELTS 1 written answer

 IELTS Question 2

            IELTS 2 written answer

            IELTS 2 written answer

            Extended written answer

 IELTS Reading       

 IELTS Listening       

 IELTS Speaking       

 Student centered grammar

Teacher centered grammar

 Grammar PowerPoint

 Grammar PowerPoint 2

 My children's book


My appraisal of myself in better times

This is a comparision of one of my qualifications in the military

Van Gogh's bedroom; no way to be living in a city of 8 million people like London. I lived in a place like this when I taught in London, I didn't mind but I never earned enough to look after a family.

I'm a 51 year old British man who quite enjoyed teaching some years ago and this website has been something to pass the time. I've had it for more than ten years now and although I'm not really looking for anything at the moment there were literally years where I was trying my best to improve my situation without any success. I would also like to add something here that is that life is special and important even when things aren't working out as planned and I have been blessed with a supportive family through all of my ups and downs and I'm thankful for that as I am also thankful for the benefits I've recieved while I've had health problems and the treatment I've had from the NHS. Mark Benniman 03/2019

 

How do people afford to live in London and increasingly around the world? How do they make enough money? Is it fair that you can get qualified in the top 5% of the population and get a commensurate job but only afford a flat share or studio flat in a city of 8 million people?

  My story about the cost of housing

  An article about renting in London

  Hammersmith house prices 2018

  The cost of houisng in North Devon

  Social housing

 

You can contact mark at:mark@third-conditional.net