Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]
Mar25

Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]

Today, I’m going to give you a sample answer for a line graph. This post accompanies a YouTube video I just uploaded, and which I will embed below. I hope that you find it helpful in your IELTS preparation. Remember that sample essays are a great way to learn about writing! You can post your own answers below or ask questions over at my YouTube channel. Question You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below...

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IELTS Questions and Answers: Studies and Work
Mar22

IELTS Questions and Answers: Studies and Work

The topics of studies and work come up often in the IELTS speaking exam. In fact, they are some of the most common IELTS topics possible. Therefore, it is really important that you are prepared to answer questions in any part of the speaking exam. To do that, I have prepared a list of some questions below, and I will post some sample answers alongside. I will highlight any useful vocabulary in the answers. At the bottom of this page,...

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Get a FREE handbook for IELTS grammar
Mar14

Get a FREE handbook for IELTS grammar

For two years, I have been updating this website regularly with hints and tips for IELTS, as well as sample essays, question analyses, and general guides to all parts of the IELTS exam. I don’t consider it a job because in fact it is my pleasure. I have been delighted to share my insights with so many wonderful students, and all I hope from this effort is that more students can achieve their dreams. I have recently been working...

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Describe a Close Friend [Speaking Part 2]
Mar10

Describe a Close Friend [Speaking Part 2]

Friendship is a common IELTS topic and so it is essential that you can talk about your friends to succeed in the speaking exam. In fact, people and relationships are really important. You should learn how to speak about personality, appearance, and how we interact with one another. This could prove useful in any part of the speaking exam, but today we are going to look at a part two question, which asks us to describe a close friend....

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Apartment Blocks [IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer]
Mar03

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Apartment Blocks [IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer]

Today I’m giving you a sample answer for an IELTS Writing Task 2 question that I heard about recently. Question Nowadays, most people in cities live in large apartment blocks. Does this kind of accommodation have more advantages or disadvantages? Analyzing the Question What sort of question is this? I’d say it’s a society question. What about keywords? “People” and “apartment blocks”. What do...

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Talking About Music for IELTS
Feb27

Talking About Music for IELTS

Don’t you just love listening to music? I do. It’s something people love talking about, too, and so you’ll often find it crops up in conversation. It appears in the IELTS exam as well – the perfect opportunity to show off your passion! So let’s learn a little language for talking about music. I’m going to share with you today two Powerpoint presentations I recently made for my students at university...

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