How to Improve your IELTS Writing
Dec24

How to Improve your IELTS Writing

One of the most common questions I’m asked as an IELTS tutor is, “How can I improve my IELTS writing?” It’s obviously something that many students are worried about, and it seems like the most difficult part of the exam to prepare for. Students often feel that they can progressively improve their listening and reading skills with practice, yet writing seems to defy this logic – you can keep writing and...

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[Listening] Summary Completion Practice
Dec18

[Listening] Summary Completion Practice

Watch the following video and fill in the blanks in this summary. Make sure to listen carefully and take your best guess for each answer. Don’t leave any blank spaces. Answers below. Fill the gaps in the summary below with one word only. I don’t think we have a great ___1___ idea of happiness. Many people imagine that happiness comes from something ___2___; if you get a new car, a better job, a bigger house, you’ll...

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The 8 Parts of Speech You Need to Know for IELTS [Grammar Lesson]
Sep14

The 8 Parts of Speech You Need to Know for IELTS [Grammar Lesson]

Grammar is important for passing the IELTS, but you already knew that. In order to pass the writing or speaking exams, you need a pretty good grasp of grammar. Yet you also need an extensive vocabulary – that’s pretty important for the reading and listening exams. But how do you learn new words? Most importantly, you don’t learn them in isolation. You learn collocations. You learn how to use the word, or else knowing...

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