30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge
Apr11

30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge

I have some exciting news. Next month, I’m going to start the 30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge – a completely new feature from TED-IELTS. It is a totally FREE program for IELTS learners who want to improve their scores quickly. Think of it as as sort of boot camp: It will be the fastest, best way to get your IELTS score up towards a band 8. I will be your personal drill instructor, and I will take you up to a higher level of...

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A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer
Apr05

A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer

Process diagrams for IELTS writing task 1 can be difficult. Sometimes you look at the diagram and become overwhelmed by information. There can be so many parts that it is hard to see how they all fit together. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to make it easier to understand and write about process diagrams. Today we’re going to look at one that is related to the IELTS topic of environment. This is a really common...

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Activism Needs Introverts
Mar31

Activism Needs Introverts

Today’s TED video lesson is about activism and personality. Many people think that if you want to change the world, you need to be outgoing – in other words, an extrovert. But is that really true? Isn’t it possible that the world could be changed by introverts? In this TED video, Sarah Corbett argues just that point. The Video   Vocabulary Activism /ˈaktɪvɪz(ə)m/ – noun – the policy or action of...

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Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]
Mar25

Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]

Today, I’m going to give you a sample answer for a line graph. This post accompanies a YouTube video I just uploaded, and which I will embed below. I hope that you find it helpful in your IELTS preparation. Remember that sample essays are a great way to learn about writing! You can post your own answers below or ask questions over at my YouTube channel. Question You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below...

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Omitting Relative Pronouns
Mar17

Omitting Relative Pronouns

Adjective clauses, which are also known as relative clauses, give extra information about a noun or pronoun. As such, they are an essential part of English speaking and writing, and can add a huge amount of detail to our language. It’s no surprise, then, that they are important for students who want to get a better IELTS score. Video Lesson First, here’s a new video I just posted that explains the basics of omitting relative...

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