One Way Stock via Compfight Once in a while, I get feedback from students and readers about how much they have benefited not only from personal guidance through online lessons, but also from the IELTS resources I provide. The messages I receive are usually unsolicited, so it is a delight when I get uplifting words […]Read more "Message from an IELTS candidate"
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For my students who are doing the IELTS tomorrow, here’s wishing you all the best for your test on 11 April! Don’t forget to go through your past lesson notes and videos, your task feedback, skills and strategies checklists, and useful expressions that we have covered in our lessons. But most importantly, try to to […]Read more "All the best to my IELTS students!"
To be able to do well in the IELTS Speaking test, candidates should try to practise familiarising themselves with topics that quite commonly appear in the interview. In Part 2, candidates may be asked to talk about a past experience, a present situation, or a plan that involves work, family, or other things related to […]Read more "How to prepare for IELTS Speaking Part 2"
Doing well in Lexical Resource in IELTS Writing or Speaking means being able to control language and use expressions accurately. Examiners look at whether or not IELTS candidates can manage collocations when conveying their message and if you are able to do this well, you stand a good chance of scoring high in this area. […]Read more "Using collocations in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
Using a variety of sentence structures is an important criterion in doing well in IELTS Writing and Speaking. Try not to always use the active form where you can also use the passive. Rob Friesel via Compfight Can you re-write these sentences in the passive? Where can you fit these expressions into your writing and […]Read more "Are you using these correctly in the IELTS?"
This afternoon, a student asked me what he could do to help himself understand what people are talking about in recorded texts. He was particularly weak in this area and had obtained a very low score in the IELTS. John Perivolaris via Compfight If you are also facing similar problems, you could do something about […]Read more "5 steps to improve your IELTS Listening"
Just a note to let you know that the IELTS Speaking Success! sale ends today. If you… want to or need to practise what you know with an IELTS examiner with more people with more impact And perhaps even get the IELTS band score you deserve and for sure get far less stuck when you […]Read more "IELTS Speaking Success! is closing its sales doors and blasting off!"
There are many reasons someone would do the IELTS — university applications, immigration requirements, professional development. Sometimes people wonder about whether or not they are just wasting time doing the test over and over again and getting the same results, or whether the training they receive from tutors are actually worth following.They want to know […]Read more "What could happen because of your IELTS results?"
Apart from IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing Task 1 General Module is the only other area where you can get away with using slang and colloquial language. In fact, including this is a good idea in informal writing, NOT formal letters! Make sure that you do not use this too much and too often. Otherwise, your […]Read more "Using colloquialism in IELTS Writing Task 1"