Immigration Topic [IELTS Writing Task 2]
Aug06

Immigration Topic [IELTS Writing Task 2]

Today we’re going to look at a typical IELTS writing task 2 question about immigration. I will show you how to analyze the question, generate ideas and examples, structure your essay, and then finally write it. This question type is “discuss both views” but remember that the topic of immigration could be addressed in various ways for IELTS writing task 2. Analyze the Question Here is the question we will answer...

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IELTS Topic: Money [Speaking, Writing, and Vocabulary]
Jul29

IELTS Topic: Money [Speaking, Writing, and Vocabulary]

Can money make you happier? Does money make the world go round? That’s what some people say. In any case, money is important in our daily lives and so it is also a topic that may come up in the IELTS exam. Therefore, you should be ready to talk about it. Money in the IELTS Exam Listening Money could theoretically appear in any part of the IELTS exam. It is probably most common in the listening exam, where it often appears in...

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Dealing with Difficult Vocabulary
Apr24

Dealing with Difficult Vocabulary

The IELTS reading exam often proves challenging for students because it can include some difficult vocabulary. In general, you won’t need to understand extremely complex, uncommon words. The examiners would never expect you to know technical vocabulary for a particular specialist area. You wouldn’t, for example, be expected to know the meaning of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. However, you will almost...

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Talking About Music for IELTS
Feb27

Talking About Music for IELTS

Don’t you just love listening to music? I do. It’s something people love talking about, too, and so you’ll often find it crops up in conversation. It appears in the IELTS exam as well – the perfect opportunity to show off your passion! So let’s learn a little language for talking about music. I’m going to share with you today two Powerpoint presentations I recently made for my students at university...

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Talking About Movies for IELTS
Nov28

Talking About Movies for IELTS

Movies can be a great way to learn English… but do you know how to talk about them? In the IELTS speaking exam, it is quite a common topic. Some of the questions may be very basic, but that doesn’t mean your answers must also be basic. In today’s lesson, I’m going to introduce some vocabulary to help you speak more fluently, as well as to give more developed answers. We will look at genres (that means...

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