Are you new to the IELTS test? What do you know about it? Read the statements below to find out: True or false? There are two parts to the writing module. It doesn’t matter if you make a spelling mistake in the reading and listening modules. Your teacher can tell you which band you need. […]Read more "Take this IELTS Quiz!"
Part of doing well in the IELTS is knowing about world issues and discussing your general knowledge and offer your opinions in Writing Task 2 and Speaking Part 3. Having a depth of understanding of current events and developments may also be helpful when doing the IELTS Listening and Reading test as well. How much of the […]Read more "50 Topics to think about for the IELTS"
If you have been following my article on the topic of censorship, you may want to further develop your ideas on this (censorship that is, not banning IELTS!). Here is a video which contains somebody’s view on the topic. You can do two things with this: Gather some ideas to use as points when you […]Read more "Should the IELTS be banned?"
The answer is, it depends. IELTS candidates will have to look at the type of task that they have to do. For example, in Section 1 where you are often required to complete notes, then accurate grammar is not important. Sometimes, you can find this in other sections of the test. Section 1 (Task type: complete notes) overlooking ……………….. […]Read more "Is grammar important in IELTS Listening and Reading?"
See if you can do this IELTS exercise. Listen to the recording. Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer. Reason for decrease in water supply Result of decrease in water supply Solution Agriculture for food production for growing cities and industries. Ground water being 1 ……………….. Eat more healthily. The average […]Read more "IELTS Listening – Complete a table"
Unless you are doing the computerised version of the test, it is essential that IELTS candidates develop motor skills and make sure that their handwriting is legible enough for assessors to understand. Just like Pronunciation in IELTS Speaking where you will need to produce clear sounds to be understood, you also will have to produce clear […]Read more "IELTS and your handwriting"
Apart from predicting the type of information required to answer questions in IELTS Listening, candidates will have to make sure that they look through the questions carefully to mentally prepare themselves for what they are going to hear in the recording. There are four essential questions to ask yourselves: What type of question is this? […]Read more "4 Important Questions for IELTS Listening"
During a lesson, another student asked me yesterday about the effectiveness of doing IELTS practice tests. Should he always do IELTS practice tests to help him improve his chances of getting a good score? Christian Bucad via Compfight My answer to this is yes and no. Here’s why: Yes, because … Practice tests are good […]Read more "Should I do IELTS practice tests?"
The topic of reading may come up as interview questions in IELTS Speaking Part 1 such as: Do you enjoy reading? Do you normally read for work or for leisure? or a Part 2 topic, for example: Describe your favourite book or story when you were a child. or even a Part 3 discussion question, […]Read more "IELTS Listening Practice on Child Literacy"
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"