Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]
Mar25

Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]

Today, I’m going to give you a sample answer for a line graph. This post accompanies a YouTube video I just uploaded, and which I will embed below. I hope that you find it helpful in your IELTS preparation. Remember that sample essays are a great way to learn about writing! You can post your own answers below or ask questions over at my YouTube channel. Question You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below...

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Why Do Cats Act So Weird?
Mar08

Why Do Cats Act So Weird?

Around the world, people keep pets for many reasons. One of the most popular pets is the common house cat. They are so cute that even people who don’t want to own a pet cat will watch hours of funny cat videos on YouTube! But what is it that makes them cute? What makes them funny? In this TED video, you will find out:   Listening Let’s go back to the beginning of the video. We are going to do a gap-fill exercise....

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New Video: Task 2 Structure
Mar04

New Video: Task 2 Structure

Today I released the second in a series of YouTube videos to help you improve your IELTS scores. In this week’s installment, I talk about essay structure and paragraph structure. If there’s anything you’d like me to cover in future, leave a comment below the video.  ...

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Describe a Book You Have Read Recently
Jan06

Describe a Book You Have Read Recently

Today we’re going to look at a question from the IELTS speaking part two, also known as the “long answer” question. In this part of the exam, as you probably know, you are expected to speak for about two minutes on a given topic. The topic will be present to you on a “cue card” and you will then have a minute to make notes before you speak. In this lesson, we’re going to look at the topic of books....

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New Video: IELTS Phrases to Avoid
Dec10

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....

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