Category Archives: IELTS

5 FREE resources to practice your IELTS

EssayBuilder This is a fantastic resource for students who want to improve their IELTS writing task 1. It shows you the vocabulary and the grammar that you need to describe a graph, chart, table or diagram. iPass IELTS videos IELTS … Continue reading

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7 tips to improve your IELTS speaking

Don’t echo the examiner. Try to use different vocabulary by paraphrasing and using synonyms. Learners with a high band score demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary. In IELTS Speaking Part 1, give a little extra information for each question.In Part … Continue reading

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6 resources to improve your IELTS reading score

Students often ask: “What should I read to prepare for the IELTS exam?” Here is a list of resources that have often been used in past exams. 1. The Economist – a weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and … Continue reading

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How to improve your academic vocabulary – IELTS speaking

The IELTS examiner expects you to show ‘some awareness of style and collocation’ to reach a Band 7 or Band 8. Compare the sentences – which is better? Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking has a major impact on … Continue reading

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7 tips to improve your IELTS reading

Look at the title carefully and quickly predict topic vocabulary and the structure of the text, i.e. if it deals with problems and solutions. Spend 2-5 minutes skimming the text before you look at the questions. Learners with high band … Continue reading

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7 tips to improve your IELTS writing

When writing an introduction for Task 1 and Task 2, paraphrase the information in the question. Students with a Band 7 or Band 8 can present the same information using different vocabulary. Always provide specific support. In Task 1, support … Continue reading

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7 tips to improve your IELTS listening score

Circle keywords before each question to make sure you know when an answer is coming. Use the 30 seconds before and after each section to predict answers.This will help you catch the answer when you hear it. Students with a … Continue reading

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