New Video: IELTS Phrases to Avoid

Last year I gave you a list of IELTS phrases to avoid. Today, I finally made it into a YouTube video! Recently, I’ve been trying to update my channel and produce more videos. At this stage, to be honest, I’m not very good at it – but I’ll persevere! I always tell me students, “Don’t give up! You can be fluent in English one day if you keep practicing!” and I’ll follow my own advice.

Every week, I will try to post one new video to my YouTube channel. If you have any suggestions or requests, I will try to make videos according to your wishes. Please leave comments here or on my videos. Any feedback is welcome!

Today’s video is all about IELTS phrases you should NEVER use. I’ve spoken to many examiners and they all HATE these repeated phrases. Find out why by watching the video.


Don’t forget to give me the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. I’ll try and respond to all comments and suggestions, and hopefully we can work together to make this the best IELTS channel on YouTube!

Author: David S. Wills

David S. Wills is the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult' and the founder/editor of Beatdom literary journal. He lives and works in rural China, and loves to travel. He has worked as an IELTS tutor since 2010, has completed both TEFL and CELTA courses, and has a certificate from Cambridge for Teaching Writing. In 2018, he wrote the popular IELTS handbook, Grammar for IELTS Writing. His other IELTS website is called IELTS Teaching.

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