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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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What Are the Common Mistakes when Taking IELTS?
Feb05

What Are the Common Mistakes when Taking IELTS?

Even though IELTS is a test which determines your English proficiency, it also checks how well you know the test itself. Common Mistakes to Avoid when Taking IELTS Students can be really good at English and still fail IELTS. Even native English speakers find it hard to pass the test with flying colors. So, it is important not to rely on your fluent language skills and actually familiarize yourself with the test and its typical...

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How to Prepare for the IELTS Exam
Sep26

How to Prepare for the IELTS Exam

I’ve been teaching IELTS for nearly ten years and every student I encounter has the same question: They all want to know how to prepare for the IELTS exam. Of course, there is no one simple answer to that question. The exam is a test of your English and you must bring up your overall language ability in order to do well. However, it does help to look at the different parts of the exam and think about some things that you can do...

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7 Easy Steps to Achieve IELTS Success
Aug27

7 Easy Steps to Achieve IELTS Success

It is famously difficult to succeed in the IELTS exam because it is such a good test of your English ability. There are no quick fixes or cheats to gain IELTS success. All you can do is prepare and practice. However, there are definitely some important and easy steps you can take to boost your chances of getting a high band score. 1. Make a Plan Treat the IELTS like any other exam. Plan well in advance and stick to your plan. Set...

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20 Helpful Tips for the IELTS Exam
Jul02

20 Helpful Tips for the IELTS Exam

In this article we look at 20 actionable tips you can use to boost your IELTS score and attain success! Listening 1) Pay attention to the short section at the beginning which gives you the example answer. This will help you become familiar with the situation and the speakers. 2) There will be gaps in the audio in between sets of questions. Use these wisely to prepare for the next questions by reading them carefully. 3) The answers to...

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