Talking about Holidays and Travel for IELTS
Jan23

Talking about Holidays and Travel for IELTS

Hello, readers! Sorry for not posting so much lately. For the past week and a half I have been travelling in India as it is currently my winter holiday. I will continue to travel for the next few weeks before I return to work. You can read some stories from my travels at my personal blog. So today, let’s talk about holidays and IELTS! Overview The topic of holidays and travel can come up often in the IELTS exam. For example, in the...

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Participle Clauses
Jan08

Participle Clauses

Participle clauses are a kind of adverbial clause in that they give extra information (such as reasons, time, conditions, or results) to the sentence. They are often used in formal writing, and as such, they make a very useful addition to an IELTS essay. What is a Participle Clause? Put simply, a participle clause normally appears at the beginning of a sentence, using the present or past participle, but taking its subject in the...

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Describe a Book You Have Read Recently
Jan06

Describe a Book You Have Read Recently

Today we’re going to look at a question from the IELTS speaking part two, also known as the “long answer” question. In this part of the exam, as you probably know, you are expected to speak for about two minutes on a given topic. The topic will be present to you on a “cue card” and you will then have a minute to make notes before you speak. In this lesson, we’re going to look at the topic of books. There are lots of different ways...

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