[IELTS Speaking] Describe a Famous Person
Oct15

[IELTS Speaking] Describe a Famous Person

In part two of the IELTS speaking exam you may be asked to describe a famous person. You will of course be given a minute to think about your answer and make some notes. Then you have two minutes to talk. But what things should you say? How should go attempt to describe a famous person? Reading the Question You will be given a cue card with information that you must address in your speech. Before attempting to answer, you must make...

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How to Use More Advanced Vocabulary for Task 1 [IELTS Writing]
Oct11

How to Use More Advanced Vocabulary for Task 1 [IELTS Writing]

Getting a high band score in the IELTS writing exam seems impossible to some students, but it’s not. In fact, there are a few things you need to do to boost your chances: learn to structure your writing, increase your vocabulary, and understand the question. Another way is to use more advanced vocabulary for task 1. Why Use More Advanced Vocabulary for Task 1? In the IELTS writing exam, you need to prove to the examiner that you...

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How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions [IELTS Listening Tips]
Oct09

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions [IELTS Listening Tips]

In the IELTS listening exam you will be given four passages with ten questions each. One of the most common question types is multiple choice, which means choosing from a list of possible answers. But many students wonder how to answer multiple choice questions in the IELTS listening test. Fortunately, there are several important tips you can follow. Don’t Answer Too Quickly It can be tempting to choose an answer because you...

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How to Prepare for the IELTS Exam
Sep26

How to Prepare for the IELTS Exam

I’ve been teaching IELTS for nearly ten years and every student I encounter has the same question. They all want to know how to prepare for the IELTS exam. Of course, there is no one simple answer to that question. The exam is a test of your English and you must bring up your overall language ability in order to do well. However, it does help to look at the different parts of the exam and think about some things that you can do to...

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Family and Friends [IELTS Topic]
Sep25

Family and Friends [IELTS Topic]

The topic of family and friends is a common one in the IELTS exam. It can arise in any section, although it’s probably most common in the speaking test. Being able to talk fluently about your family and friends is therefore important. In today’s article I will show you how to boost your IELTS score by mastering this topic. Family and Friends Vocabulary There are certain words I’m going to assume that all my readers already know:...

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Describing a Tourist Attraction
Sep12

Describing a Tourist Attraction

In the IELTS Speaking Part 2, you may be asked to describe a place. In fact, this is a very common thing to see on the cue card. One of the common topics is being asked to describe a tourist attraction. It may be someplace you wish to visit, or someplace you have already visited. But how can you describe a tourist attraction? The Cue Card For this part of the test, you will be given a cue card. On the cue card there will be things for...

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