Questions in IELTS interviews

One of my students asked me a very interesting question yesterday about whether some IELTS examiners are stricter than others. Apparently, he has had several experiences where various examiners had displayed different styles of interviewing. For example, in one instance, one was quite contented with listening to him elaborate on his answers while another rushed […]

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Sports topics in the IELTS Test

Candidates who are interested in sports may be at an advantage if this subject arises in the IELTS Listening or Reading modules. It would be an opportunity to use previously acquired vocabulary and background understanding to answer not only listening questions but also reading questions. Since World Cup fever has arrived, what better way for […]

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Using background knowledge in IELTS Listening

For candidates who have already done the IELTS test, many will realise that the Listening module demands more than just understanding speakers and answering set questions. It also very much draws on candidates’ background knowledge of certain subjects. For instance, an academic lecture related to medicine may require the candidate to use any information they […]

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