Describe a Memorable Holiday
Jun12

Describe a Memorable Holiday

Today I’m going to show you how to form a good answer for IELTS speaking part 2. I will show you how to analyze the question, make notes, and then give a satisfactory answer. Question Here is the cue card we will use today: Describe a memorable holiday. You should say: when you went on this holiday where you went what you did and explain why it is memorable. Normally, there isn’t much analysis needed for an IELTS speaking...

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Talking about Holidays and Travel for IELTS
Jan23

Talking about Holidays and Travel for IELTS

Hello, readers! Sorry for not posting so much lately. For the past week and a half I have been travelling in India as it is currently my winter holiday. I will continue to travel for the next few weeks before I return to work. You can read some stories from my travels at my personal blog. So today, let’s talk about holidays and IELTS! Overview The topic of holidays and travel can come up often in the IELTS exam. For example, in...

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IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them
Nov08

IELTS Topics and How to Prepare for Them

Students are always asking me how to prepare for the IELTS exam and it’s a really difficult question to answer. There is no simple answer. The IELTS is just a test of your English skills. Native speakers would have no difficulty in passing it. However, there are definitely some important things you can do to speed up the learning process. You can learn writing structures and practice your listening, or memorize some useful...

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Describing a Tourist Attraction
Sep12

Describing a Tourist Attraction

In the IELTS Speaking Part 2, you may be asked to describe a place. In fact, this is a very common thing to see on the cue card. One of the common topics is being asked to describe a tourist attraction. It may be someplace you wish to visit, or someplace you have already visited. But how can you describe a tourist attraction? The Cue Card For this part of the test, you will be given a cue card. On the cue card there will be things for...

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Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole
Aug16

Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole

In January 2009, Ray Zahab broke the record for fastest unsupported trek across Antarctica, to raise awareness and money for kids’ environmental education. In 2006, he ran across the Sahara to raise awareness of water shortages. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:   Comprehension Questions   How many days did it take them to trek to the South pole?   How many days did...

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