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The Countryside [IELTS Topics]

In the IELTS exam, you sometimes find topics relating to towns and cities,...

Describe a Modern Building [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

I have talked before on this website about how to describe buildings. Here I...

Should You Take IELTS on a Computer or Paper?

Since 2016, students have been able to choose between the computer-delivered...

Is IELTS Fair?

It is quite common to hear people saying on various Facebook groups that...

The Best Facebook Groups for IELTS

Unless you live in China or North Korea, it’s likely that you use...

Talking About Climate Change

Climate change is a huge problem – perhaps the greatest problem in...

How To Speak So That People Will Listen

Speaking. It’s a topic that terrifies IELTS learners. There’s so...

How I Climbed a 3,000-Foot Vertical Cliff Without a Rope

Today we’re going to look at an incredible TED Talk by Alex Hannold, a...

Straw No More, by Molly Steer

A few days ago I posted an article to help you with your IELTS listening...

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

Today we are going to look at an interesting TED talk by a popular American...

How to Think of Ideas for IELTS Writing Task 2

Recently, I have been asked by several TED-IELTS email subscribers for...

How to Succeed in General Training Writing Task 1

As a requirement for migration purposes in many countries worldwide,...

Do You Need to Provide a Balanced Answer to Agree/Disagree Questions?

In the IELTS writing exam, as with other forms of academic English, people...

Immigration Topic [IELTS Writing Task 2]

Today we’re going to look at a typical IELTS writing task 2 question...

IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-Part Questions

Introduction Today we’re going to look at one kind of IELTS writing...

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Omitting Relative Pronouns

Adjective clauses, which are also known as relative clauses, give extra...

Participle Clauses

Participle clauses are a kind of adverbial clause in that they give extra...

Should you use the Passive Voice for IELTS?

Students often ask me about the passive voice and whether or not they...

1,000 Subscribers

Six months ago, I started a YouTube channel to help students study for the...

Free IELTS Training on YouTube

I’ve been teaching IELTS for ten years and posting lessons on this...

30 Day IELTS Writing Challenge

I have some exciting news. Next month, I’m going to start the 30 Day...

About Me

My name is David and I'm a university lecturer who currently works in China. I have been teaching IELTS for seven years and I'm trying to build a website which makes IELTS fun to learn. Let's face it, IELTS is stressful and it can be boring, but it doesn't have to be! TED talks are a free and fun way to practice your English, and I'm trying to create as many useful lessons as possible that are built around these wonderful resources.

To find out more about me, visit my websites here: www.davidswills.com
www.beatdom.com
www.ielts-teaching.com

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