Punctuation for IELTS
May12

Punctuation for IELTS

Is punctuation important for passing the IELTS Writing Exam? Yes, it is! It is very important. If a student makes mistakes in basic punctuation, it tells the examiner that the student’s English is not good enough. So let’s review the basic rules of English punctuation. Note that there are far more rules for comma use than any other form of punctuation. If you have trouble understanding these rules, review the sentence types and...

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Describe an Animal
May10

Describe an Animal

Hello! I’m proud to give you my first YouTube video for TED-IELTS. It tackles the topic of describing animals for IELTS Speaking Task 2. Most students find this pretty difficult. After all, we’re not all biologists! But there are so many things we can say, and it’s all about using your time carefully. I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll type a rough transcript below in case you have a problem hearing some of the...

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9 Ways to Improve your Language for IELTS
May07

9 Ways to Improve your Language for IELTS

In this lesson I will teach you how to avoid common mistakes and boost your IELTS language skills with some simple tips. These tips generally apply to the IELTS Writing Exam; however, they can be useful in improving your spoken English. Just remember, though, that spoken English is less formal and it is more important to think about fluency of speech than adhering strictly to all the rules of the language. Avoid Using the Word “Very”...

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