7 Easy Steps to Achieve IELTS Success
Aug27

7 Easy Steps to Achieve IELTS Success

It is famously difficult to succeed in the IELTS exam because it is such a good test of your English ability. There are no quick fixes or cheats to gain IELTS success. All you can do is prepare and practice. However, there are definitely some important and easy steps you can take to boost your chances of getting a high band score. 1. Make a Plan Treat the IELTS like any other exam. Plan well in advance and stick to your plan. Set...

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Activity
Jul14

IELTS Writing Task 2 Activity

Here’s a cool task to help you work on coherence and cohesion – which is one of the four areas on which your IELTS Writing will be marked. Look at the sentences below and try to put them into the correct order. Simple, right?! Check your answer against my actual essay below. Question In general, people do not have such a close relationship with their neighbours as they did in the past. Why is this so, and what can be done...

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20 Helpful Tips for the IELTS Exam
Jul02

20 Helpful Tips for the IELTS Exam

Listening 1) Pay attention to the short section at the beginning which gives you the example answer. This will help you become familiar with the situation and the speakers. 2) There will be gaps in the audio in between sets of questions. Use these wisely to prepare for the next questions by reading them carefully. 3) The answers to the questions will come in the order of the questions, so listen and try to follow. If you miss one...

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8 Useful IELTS Speaking Tips
Mar27

8 Useful IELTS Speaking Tips

Here are a few simple tips to help you succeed during the IELTS speaking exam.   Don’t be nervous! This is the most important thing, and yet also the hardest. I used to have a friend in China who spoke English phenomenally well. In the reading and listening exams he’d always score a band 8. He could talk to me for hours in fluent English and yet when he went into the IELTS exam he’d invariably score a band 4.5 or 5 for his...

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