In Task 2, take time to analyse the question carefully and plan what you are going to write.  The examiner needs to see a relevant and coherent answer, not just one which talks generally about the topic. Make sure you understand what kind of essay it is:  advantages/disadvantages, problems and solutions etc. Use linking words

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1          Read the title and subtitle of the passage to orientate yourself to the text. 2          Look quickly at the questions to analyse what kind of questions are being asked but don’t read them individually.  This wastes time and without a context for the questions, it will be difficult to understand them. 3          Skim the

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Listening Section 1 is a dialogue between 2 people arranging something. Try listening to a conversation and write down any numbers and well known names of people, cities and countries you hear. For example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/video/   Listening Section 2 is a monologue, often about a tour or changes to somewhere. If you’re in the U.K.,

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What is it? An oral interview between a candidate and an examiner. How long is it? 11-14 mins How many parts are there? 3 parts What are they? Part 1: Introduction and Interview Examiner introduces themselves and checks the candidate’s identity. Examiner asks questions about personal information such as home, studies, family, work, studies, interests

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IELTS Writing Skills Students can feel they fail to progress with their writing, often because they are unsure of what the examiner is looking for. This is the purpose of the Public Band Descriptors for Task 1 and Task 2 – to inform you about what the examiner assesses in your writing, and what you

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IELTS Speaking exam tips

Monday, 14 April 2014 by

1)    Know what to expect in the exam It is important that you know exactly how the speaking test is organised and what you are expected to do. Look at some past speaking tests and study the typical type of questions that you may be asked to answer in each of the three sections. If

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5 free resources to practise your IELTS

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 by

1. EssayBuilder This is a fantastic resource for students who want to improve their IELTS writing task 1. It shows you the vocabulary and the grammar that you need to describe a graph, chart, table or diagram. 2. iPass IELTS videos IELTS speaking test practice videos showing real candidates doing mock interviews; includes full transcripts

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7 tips to improve your IELTS listening score

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 by

Circle keywords before each question to make sure you know when an answer is coming. Use the 30 seconds before and after each section to predict answers.This will help you catch the answer when you hear it. Students with a Band 7 or Band 8 can predict answers with a high level of accuracy. Understanding

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IELTS writing task 1 lesson

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

Here are some tips that have helped students improve their band score:

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IELTS Study Resources   1. EssayBuilder This is a fantastic resource for students who want to improve their IELTS writing task 1. It shows you the vocabulary and the grammar that you need to describe a graph, chart, table or diagram. 2. iPass IELTS videos IELTS speaking test practice videos showing real candidates doing mock

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