Correction Megathread [2018]
Oct15

Correction Megathread [2018]

The purpose of this blog post is to add corrections from the IELTS Writing Feedback Facebook group. In this group, I will offer occasional free corrections for your essays and letters from the IELTS writing exam (general and academic). I offer a full Writing Correction Service. <– You can click the link to find out more. In short, the corrections I give back on the Facebook group take me just 5-10 minutes to make. I make some...

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Be Careful Buying IELTS Materials
Oct15

Be Careful Buying IELTS Materials

This is a public service announcement of sorts. Today I was looking at IELTS books on Amazon, and saw one that was so incredibly bad, I had to share. It cost more than $10, and yet even if it were free, it wouldn’t be worth looking at. 🤦 The book is called Teaching IETLS Manual. Yes, that’s right, IETLS. They misspelled IELTS! Of course, anyone can make a typo (even if some are more embarrassing than others),...

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IELTS Speaking Part 2
Oct11

IELTS Speaking Part 2

The IELTS speaking test is comprised of three parts, each of which is a little harder than the previous. Part 2 is different from the others as it has no question to answer. Instead, there is a cue card that gives a task. This will usually say “Describe a…” and then has some further instructions. It is sometimes called “The Long Turn” by tutors and students, as you need to speak for a longer time. Today,...

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Straw No More, by Molly Steer
Oct07

Straw No More, by Molly Steer

A few days ago I posted an article to help you with your IELTS listening section 4 preparation. In it, I linked a YouTube video that contains a practice listening passage you can use to prepare. Today I’ll be doing something similar… In the IELTS listening section 4 you will hear a person giving a talk on a topic. This is usually a presentation or lecture in an academic context (such as school or university)....

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IELTS Listening Section 4 Advice and Practice
Oct05

IELTS Listening Section 4 Advice and Practice

The IELTS listening exam is comprised of four sections, and they are each more difficult than the previous. That means section 1 is the easiest, and section 4 is the hardest. Fortunately, the content is quite predictable. Sections 1 and 2 are in a general/everyday setting, while sections 3 and 4 take place in an academic context. Section 3 features several people (usually students) talking about something (usually a lecture or...

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