GOOD NEWS, IELTS CANDIDATES! Fast Track IELTS Course JUST US$19 A LESSON! 6 WEEKS OF IELTS TRAINING WITH FORMER IELTS EXAMINER! NEXT IELTS SPEAKING GROUP OF 4 SEMESTER STARTS 4 November – 14.00 GMT! EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Don’t forget to book early as places are limited to only FOUR candidates! REGISTRATION CLOSES ON […]Read more "TAKING THE IELTS IN DECEMBER?"
Although many people tend to believe that the IELTS General module is easier than Academic, this can be far from the truth for some candidates. In fact, IELTS General Writing Task 1 may not be as simple as some may think. Planning for this part of the test demands some imagination on the writer’s part. For […]Read more "Planning in IELTS General Writing Task 1"
Hello everyone, Due to popular demand, I have decided to open up a class that focusses mainly on topics that are likely to come up in IELTS Speaking Part 3. In my experience as an examiner, I have noticed that a lot of candidates tend to struggle with this part of the test as it […]Read more "New course! IELTS Topics Discussion"
When candidates are given data to describe in IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, sometimes it is impossible to include every single detail when there is a lot of information in the graph or table. This is when you would have to decide which information deserves a mention and which to group together collectively. In situations […]Read more "Selecting information in IELTS Writing Task 1"
In the IELTS Listening Test, candidates should be aware of the use of synonyms and paraphrases when listening out for answers. A common mistake that students tend to make is to try and locate the same words that they see in their question paper, when they listen to the recording. In many cases, they will […]Read more "Synonyms in IELTS Listening"
In both the IELTS Listening and Reading tests, you will be given answer sheets that accompany the question papers. A mistake that I so often see among candidates when they panic for time or feel flustered with the questions, is that they leave the answer boxes blank. This is almost like saying “I give up, […]Read more "Answers in IELTS Listening and Reading"
In the IELTS Listening Test, candidates need to be able to follow instructions very carefully, maintain correct spelling as well as keeping to the word limit in answers. In the first three sections of the Listening Test, you will be given some time to look at the questions and this usually lasts for about 15 […]Read more "Studying the questions in IELTS Listening"
In IELTS Listening Section 2, candidates can sometimes find a task that requires them to listen very carefully to a description and either label a diagram or match information to a diagram. It is important for you to study the picture first before you start listening and you will usually be given about 15 seconds […]Read more "Identifying detail in IELTS Listening"
I have noticed that many candidates are not aware of the importance of using references in the IELTS interview. Perhaps this has been overlooked in favour of getting their grammar and vocabulary right when speaking. Although, grammar and vocabulary do play important roles, IELTS candidates as well as IELTS teachers must remember that there are […]Read more "Referencing in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
A common confusion that arises among many IELTS candidates when they answer questions or talk about a topic is using the definite article the in sentences. In examples of generalisations, the weaker answers tend to leave out the article or use the singular form as in this typical example: I think government can do a […]Read more "Using abstract and concrete ideas in IELTS Speaking"