A Complete Guide to the Future Tenses (for IELTS)
Oct21

A Complete Guide to the Future Tenses (for IELTS)

Introduction Finally, we come to the future tenses. Talking about the future tends to be more complicated than the past or present, at least in regards knowing when to use it, but thankfully it’s also less important for IELTS. This is because some future tenses have really limited uses and appear infrequently in our language. Look at the table below and consider how often in the IELTS exam you would ever need to say, “I won’t have...

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Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?
Oct17

Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?

Sports is a really important IELTS topics that can pop up in the speaking, reading, writing, and listening parts of the IELTS exam. It is particularly common in the speaking exam, where you may have to describe a sportsperson you admire, for example. In this TED Talk, the author David Epstein discusses whether or not athletes are really getting better every year as it appears they are. This findings are quite surprising. Vocabulary...

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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 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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Family and Friends [IELTS Topic]
Sep25

Family and Friends [IELTS Topic]

The topic of family and friends is a common one in the IELTS exam. It can arise in any section, although it’s probably most common in the speaking test. Being able to talk fluently about your family and friends is therefore important. In today’s article I will show you how to boost your IELTS score by mastering this topic. Family and Friends Vocabulary There are certain words I’m going to assume that all my readers already know:...

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