Free IELTS Training on YouTube
May28

Free IELTS Training on YouTube

I’ve been teaching IELTS for ten years and posting lessons on this website for two, but it was only a few months ago that I decided to start making videos and posting them on YouTube. For two months, I have posted at least one video each week. I try to upload every Sunday, and sometimes post a mid-week lesson as well. Mostly I have focused on speaking and writing, but in future I will try to bring you some reading and listening...

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5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home
May14

5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home

Today I’m going to tell you how you can improve your pronunciation for IELTS without the help of a teacher or study partner. By doing these five simple exercises, your pronunciation will get better, and as a result, your IELTS band score will increase. Why Does Pronunciation Matter? The IELTS speaking test is marked in four parts, and each of them are worth 25% of your speaking score. You guessed it, pronunciation is one of those four...

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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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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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