30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge
Apr11

30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge

I have some exciting news. Next month, I’m going to start the 30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge – a completely new feature from TED-IELTS. It is a totally FREE program for IELTS learners who want to improve their scores quickly. Think of it as as sort of boot camp: It will be the fastest, best way to get your IELTS score up towards a band 8. I will be your personal drill instructor, and I will take you up to a higher level of...

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New Video: Task 2 Structure
Mar04

New Video: Task 2 Structure

Today I released the second in a series of YouTube videos to help you improve your IELTS scores. In this week’s installment, I talk about essay structure and paragraph structure. If there’s anything you’d like me to cover in future, leave a comment below the video.  ...

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New Video: Adjective Order
Feb26

New Video: Adjective Order

This year I promised to bring you new videos, and here is the first one! In this video, I talk about the importance of ordering adjectives. Take a look and let me know what you think.     If you want to learn more about this topic, I wrote a post one year ago about adjective...

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Coming Soon: More YouTube Videos
Feb10

Coming Soon: More YouTube Videos

I have some exciting news! 🙂 In 2018, I am going to be posting lots more new YouTube videos! I already have a YouTube channel and have posted some videos about IELTS before, but in 2018 I will attempt to post a new video every week. If they prove popular enough, I will do 2 or 3 per week. My plan is to release short (~5 mins) videos about all aspects of IELTS with most focused on writing and speaking, but I will try to take on board...

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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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New Video: IELTS Phrases to Avoid
Dec10

New Video: IELTS Phrases to Avoid

Last year I gave you a list of IELTS phrases to avoid. Today, I finally made it into a YouTube video! Recently, I’ve been trying to update my channel and produce more videos. At this stage, to be honest, I’m not very good at it – but I’ll persevere! I always tell me students, “Don’t give up! You can be fluent in English one day if you keep practicing!” and I’ll follow my own advice....

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