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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Describing a Tourist Attraction
Sep12

Describing a Tourist Attraction

In the IELTS Speaking Part 2, you may be asked to describe a place. In fact, this is a very common thing to see on the cue card. One of the common topics is being asked to describe a tourist attraction. It may be someplace you wish to visit, or someplace you have already visited. But how can you describe a tourist attraction? The Cue Card For this part of the test, you will be given a cue card. On the cue card there will be things for...

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The Importance of Synonyms in IELTS
Sep07

The Importance of Synonyms in IELTS

Every IELTS student knows that vocabulary is important when attempting to get a high band score, but do they really understand how useful it is to know lots of synonyms? In fact, learning synonyms is a great way to improve all areas of your IELTS skill. In today’s lesson, we examine the importance of synonyms in IELTS. What are Synonyms? A synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Because...

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How to Describe a Photo (IELTS Speaking)
Sep04

How to Describe a Photo (IELTS Speaking)

In the IELTS Speaking Exam, you may be given the opportunity to talk about a photo. This is most likely to happen in part 2, and it will probably be expressed like this: Describe one of your favourite photographs. You should say: When the photograph was taken What it looks like What significant memory you have regarding this photograph and explain why it is one of your favourite photographs. Using Photography Vocabulary in IELTS So...

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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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