Improve your IELTS Speaking Score Immediately
Aug04

Improve your IELTS Speaking Score Immediately

The IELTS Speaking Exam terrifies many students, but it shouldn’t. If you are prepared, you have nothing to worry about. Don’t view the examiner as your enemy; view him as your friend. IELTS Difficulties A few years ago I had a Chinese student called Joe. He really wanted to go to Australia, and he needed to get IELTS 7 in every part of the exam. Even before I started to coach him, he could get an 8 or even a 9 in the...

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Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS
Jun12

Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS

In the IELTS exam, sometimes you need to describe buildings or structures. This can appear in any section of the exam, and having the right vocabulary can get you a great band score. From describing a building you know in the speaking part two, to labelling parts of a diagram in the reading or listening exams, this vocabulary is invaluable for your IELTS studies. Buildings and Structures Vocabulary for IELTS from David...

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IELTS Speaking Topic: Happiness
Jun09

IELTS Speaking Topic: Happiness

Lately I’ve been working with my students on an IELTS topic, and I thought I’d share with you some of the questions that came up. The topic was “happiness” and I’ve collected some of the questions into a sample IELTS speaking test. Part One What do you like to do when you are happy? What kinds of things make you happy? When do you feel the happiest? What kinds of things people in your country feel happy...

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IELTS Speaking Questions: Health
Jun02

IELTS Speaking Questions: Health

Health is an important topic in life and also in the IELTS Speaking Exam. Being able to talk about health can help you in many ways, including getting a higher band score. Try practicing your speaking skills with some of the sample IELTS questions below: Part 1 Do you have any unhealthy habits? In what ways do you try to stay healthy? Is it easy to keep fit where you live? What do you think is more important, eating healthily or doing...

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IELTS Speaking Questions About the Environment
May27

IELTS Speaking Questions About the Environment

It’s impossible to predict what questions you will be asked in the IELTS Speaking Exam; however, you can reliably guess what topics will appear. There are only a certain number of topics that show up commonly – like education, society, sports, family, etc – and so  you need to prepare your answers by topic rather than specific question. Today, I’m going to give you some example questions about the environment,...

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Describing People – Using Better Adjectives
Apr18

Describing People – Using Better Adjectives

There are lots of times during the IELTS Speaking Exam when you might have to describe a person. Of course, this is going to be most likely in Part Two, but you could also encounter it at other times. To adequately describe a person, you’ll need to use some appropriate personality adjectives. Don’t just say “she’s a nice lady” or “he’s a cool guy.” The examiner wants to hear more than...

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