Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS
Jun12

Building and Structure Vocabulary for IELTS

In the IELTS exam, sometimes you need to describe buildings or structures. This can appear in any section of the exam, and having the right vocabulary can get you a great band score. From describing a building you know in the speaking part two, to labelling parts of a diagram in the reading or listening exams, this vocabulary is invaluable for your IELTS studies. Buildings and Structures Vocabulary for IELTS from David...

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Improving your Language for IELTS
Apr21

Improving your Language for IELTS

I have made a PPT that contains a lot advice on how to improve your language for IELTS. It most relates to the IELTS Writing Exam, but it could be applied to other parts. Key lessons are avoiding IELTS phrases and upgrading boring or repetitive language. Improving your Language for IELTS from David...

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Describing People – Using Better Adjectives
Apr18

Describing People – Using Better Adjectives

There are lots of times during the IELTS Speaking Exam when you might have to describe a person. Of course, this is going to be most likely in Part Two, but you could also encounter it at other times. To adequately describe a person, you’ll need to use some appropriate personality adjectives. Don’t just say “she’s a nice lady” or “he’s a cool guy.” The examiner wants to hear more than...

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Talking About Friends for IELTS
Mar11

Talking About Friends for IELTS

There are lots of possibly questions about friends in the IELTS speaking exam. For example, in part one they might ask you, “Do you usually see your friends at the weekend?” and in part two they may tell you to “Describe a friend who…” Let’s learn some colloquial language for talking about friends. These phrases are all informal, so they’re perfect for talking about friendship. Friendship...

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How to Live Before You Die, by Steve Jobs
Apr01

How to Live Before You Die, by Steve Jobs

Introduction This lesson is intended to last 60 minutes and would suit an upper-intermediate or advanced class. It can, however, be tailored for lower levels, and you can use material from the student page for extra activities to stretch the class to 90 minutes. Steve Jobs is a famous and interesting figure who inspires students, and so this lesson has a wide appeal and is a great opportunity to get students talking enthusiastically....

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