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
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
1 “This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for 2 and a half years….” Relax and enjoy it. Be happy to be there and say that you are. No jokes about things going badly. 2 “Every once in a while…a revolutionary product comes along…that changes everything.” Take your time. You don’t need to
Don’t echo the examiner. Try to use different vocabulary by paraphrasing and using synonyms. Learners with a high band score demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary. In IELTS Speaking Part 1, give a little extra information for each question.In Part 1, add information about who, what, why, when, where or how often. In Part 3,
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
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
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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