IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them
Nov08

IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them

Students are always asking me how to prepare for the IELTS exam and it’s a really difficult question to answer. There is no simple answer. The IELTS is just a test of your English skills. Native speakers would have no difficulty in passing it. However, there are definitely some important things you can do to speed up the learning process. You can learn writing structures and practice your listening, or memorize some useful...

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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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Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole
Aug16

Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole

In January 2009, Ray Zahab broke the record for fastest unsupported trek across Antarctica, to raise awareness and money for kids’ environmental education. In 2006, he ran across the Sahara to raise awareness of water shortages. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:   Comprehension Questions   How many days did it take them to trek to the South pole?   How many days did...

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Story Structure: IELTS Speaking Part 2
Mar26

Story Structure: IELTS Speaking Part 2

Being able to tell a story is an important IELTS skill. I don’t mean spinning a fictional tale… You don’t have to be the next J.K. Rowling! But you should be able to talk fluently about your own past on the common IELTS topics – jobs, family, sports, friends, etc. When you’ll need to tell stories This is really going to come into play for the IELTS speaking part two. Here, you will be given a cue card with something that you’ll need...

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