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 opinions. 2. The Economist Technology quarterly 3. New Scientist – a weekly science and technology news magazine, considered

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7 tips to improve your IELTS reading

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

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 scores skim quickly and can remember a great deal of information which helps them locate

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7 tips to improve your IELTS writing

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

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 with numbers. In Task 2, explain your ideas with reasons, results and examples. Link your

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