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3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
Jan15

3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed

Today we’re going to listen to a TED Talk by Ric Elias, who was involved in a famous event that occurred ten years ago. He was on a plane that crashed into the Hudson River, near New York. Can you imagine how he must have felt? I can because the same thing happened to me in 2010. It is an experience that will change your life forever. Let’s listen to his talk and do some practice questions to help boost our IELTS skills:...

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Describe a Historic Place [IELTS Cue Card]
Jan10

Describe a Historic Place [IELTS Cue Card]

Looking back at the “recent posts” section of this website, I see that I haven’t posted much since before Christmas! I am very sorry about that. As many of you know, I quit my job in China and returned to Scotland to spend Christmas with my family. It was a wonderful time and I’m so glad that I could go home. It had been eleven years since I was last home for the holidays!!! Can you believe that? Here is our...

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A New Year Resolution: Getting Your Dream IELTS Score
Jan04

A New Year Resolution: Getting Your Dream IELTS Score

Happy New Year to all my readers! First of all, I’m sorry for not posting more articles recently. As you may have seen in my recent videos on YouTube, I have been come back to Scotland for Christmas with my family. Here in the UK, Christmas is a long season, and we celebrate for most of December, and even some of January. So I have been too busy with family stuff to post more often on this website. If you want to see what I have...

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The Perfect Book for Studying IELTS Writing [Academic]
Dec20

The Perfect Book for Studying IELTS Writing [Academic]

I have some great news for you. Today, I am delighted to announce the release of my new book, The Complete Guide to IELTS Writing [Academic]. This guide tells you everything you need to know about the IELTS exam, and is packed full of helpful advice. The Definitive Guide to IELTS Writing The Complete Guide to IELTS Writing contains all the essential information you need to prepare for the IELTS writing exam. It tells you how to...

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Why Is My IELTS Writing Score So Low?
Dec18

Why Is My IELTS Writing Score So Low?

On Facebook and Reddit, I often hear a similar complaint: “Why is my IELTS Writing score so low?” Many IELTS candidates sit the exam and do well in reading, listening, and speaking, but then get a comparatively low score for writing.  Mostly 8 and 9, but a 7 for writing They feel frustrated. They ask, “Why did this happen?!?!” Their friends tell them that the IELTS exam is unfair or that they should appeal...

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