Selecting Ideas and Structuring an Essay [IELTS Writing Task 2]
Nov01

Selecting Ideas and Structuring an Essay [IELTS Writing Task 2]

When it comes to improving your IELTS writing score, it can be really tough to build your vocabulary and polish your grammar skills. It’s much easier to work on task achievement and coherence and cohesion. For these, you can simply learn some structures and practice analysing questions. Don’t get me wrong… it’s not really easy, but it is something you can learn with a bit of practice, and it’s certainly...

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How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test
Oct28

How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test

Although most students seem to be more worried about the writing and speaking tests, many ask me how to prepare for the IELTS reading test. This exam is much more difficult than it seems, and being prepared is absolutely essential. This guide should help you get ready for your own IELTS reading exam. Know the Exam Format The first thing you should do is get to know the test format. Even if you are really confident in your reading...

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[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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