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Problems with Task Response – with Student Essay Examples

Ellen, our experienced essay corrector, goes even more into detail regarding Task Achievement. This time, she uses examples from students covering a number of different topics and essay question styles. In this podcast you will learn: How to interpret ...
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When to ask for a remark

In this interview I talk with Anna – a student who was so fed up with preparing for IELTS, that when she got her results she said “NO!”. …and she asked for a remark! Why? She did not want to spend another 2 months preparing for the exam. In her past ex...
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2019 Task 2 Questions and Sample Answers

IELTS WRITING: Recent Task 2 Questions and Sample Answers In this tutorial we look at 5 Task 2 questions (2019), seen on the exam recently by students. We look at -sample essay plans -how to dissect the question -how to get ideas 1.) The media is incre...
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IELTS Writing – Paragraph Mastery

Click here to Subscribe to the Youtube Channel.  As you know, essay writing and paragraph structure can be amazingly straightforward and easy experience or ….an absolute train crash! A few years ago, I remember correcting IELTS essays, and seeing some ...
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Task Achievement – Addressing ALL Parts of the Task

How do you know you are failing at Task Achievement? You can: -re-read the question a few times -ask friends –improve quickly and get expert feedback from professionals who improve IELTS essays daily! As you know, Task Achievement is more challenging t...
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IELTS Speaking Part 3 – techniques for nerves

This is the second part of the interview with Weiyan who managed to jump from 6.5 to 7.5 using this exact course. Listen to this to find out: How the IELTS EXAMINER affected Weiyan… How to start your answers How to stay on topic A technique to expand y...
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IELTS Casino and Self-Study

Weiyan is a self-study student in China wanting to immigrate with her family to Canada or Australia, so she needs IELTS. In part 1 of this interview we review her previous strategies for passing the exam, and what she changed to changed to jump a whole...
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Ten Most Common Grammar Mistakes

In this podcast, our essay corrector, Ellen goes through some of the most common grammatical mistakes she sees IELTS students make. Some of the most frequent errors are: Articles Tenses Relative clauses Linkers Punctuation Listen as Ellen explains what...
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How to Expand your Vocabulary for IELTS Writing

In this great tutorial we not only look at basic words to UPGRADE to score higher, we also look at some lovely CONNECTORS! The words we look at include: “Alternatively” offers us a way of introducing a different angle on a particular question. “Neverth...
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IELTS Speaking Sample Answers From Recent Speaking Exams

In this tutorial we look at recent IELTS speaking questions, cue cards, and topics. I give a model example about how to answer a question you can not answer?! For example, I had a cue card about MAGAZINES. I haven’t read a magazine since 2007! However ...
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His IELTS course was wrong!

Meet Jasdeep a computer engineer from New Delhi, and soon moving to CANADA!!!! Jasdeep took the IELTS test twice, first he was preparing with an online course based in India, it was OK, but encouraged the writing style of writing. He says it encouraged...
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Five Secrets for Effective Preparation, Fast Improvement, and High Scoring Essays

Experienced IELTS tutor Ellen takes us through some of her top tips for the IELTS Writing Section. In this podcast Ellen covers: Whether you should start with task 1 or task 2 How you should study for all parts of the exam What types of tasks you shoul...
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How to Write a “Problem and Solution” Essay

IELTS WRITING: How to write a “Problem and Solution” Essay   What is a “problem and solution” essay? A “problem and solution” essay, as its name suggests, proposes a problem to you and asks you to suggest a solution or solutions to it. It may also ask ...
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How to Start your Agree / Disagree Essay

How to write an IELTS “Agree or Disagree” Essay What is an “agree or disagree” essay? An “agree or disagree” essay offers a statement and invites you either to agree or disagree with it. You are expected (1) to state your opinion clearly (2) to address...
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Jan Leaps to Band 7 (8 Overall!)

The email below is from a student we worked with a few weeks ago: Hey Ben!! Here is a story. First time when I opened an Academic IELTS 11 book it might have been October 2016 and I thought it’s gonna be a piece of cake. I’m sitting the exam, getting m...
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Speaking Tips for Part 3

IELTS podcasts had up until recently not included speaking in the online courses for the IELTS exam. This has changed in the last few weeks and we are now accepting students for on-line study of the speaking section of the IELTS exam. In this section B...
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7.5 First Time! (Part 2/2)

The next section of the test that really worried Vera was the Listening section. Surprisingly, this is a very difficult part of the exam. Vera had a problem following people even in her native tongue. This is why she embarked on nearly one hundred list...
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7.5 First Time! (Part 1/2)

Vera Working Mom Passes IELTS on the First Try Vera is Russian. She is a working mother who hopes to qualify for express entry into Canada. For this, she needed a good score on the IELTS. Vera is a university graduate with a major in linguistics so she...
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Topics 2018 part 3

Here’s the 3rd part of the Speaking Topics and Answers for the Exams September – December 2018 If you have your speaking exam soon check out the new IELTS speaking packages.   You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here ...
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Topics 2018

Here’s the 2nd part of the Speaking Topics and Answers for the Exams September – December 2018 If you have your speaking exam soon check out the new IELTS speaking packages.   You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here ...
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IELTS – Speaking Topics and Answers for the Exams September – December 2018

In this tutorial, we cover the new questions you can expect to see in your next IELTS Speaking exam. Every quarter the examiners get a new list of question topics. In this tutorial, I share sample answers with instructions and tips to help you improve ...
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IELTS Band 8 Success: She needed 6.5 but got 8!

Meet Annika, she is from Germany but took IELTS while travelling in Japan because she plans to go to university in London. She needed 6.5 but ended up with band score 8! For the reading, speaking, and listening, immersing herself in an English speaking...
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Five Connecting Words For Band 9 Essays

Why use connecting words? (1) Connecting words improve the flow of your writing, from one sentence to another, and from one paragraph to another; (2) Connecting words clarify the relative importance of different aspects of your narrative or argument; (...
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Five Powerful Sentence Structures

In this tutorial, you will learn: 1. How to break over-complex sentences down; 2. How to build excessively broken sentence patterns up; 3. How to put the main point at the beginning of a sentence; 4. How to prevent the main point from being buried in t...
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Icaro Jumps to Band 8 in Speaking

Meet Icaro! Icaro is an ambitious smart student from Brazil, Curichiba. He took IELTS two years ago and scored a Band 7, then started to prepare in a local language centre. At the centre, he was totally disappointed and decided the teachers were pretty...
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She asked for remark of her IELTS result and…

She asked for remark of her IELTS result and…  There is nothing more demotivating than feeling really positive about how your exam went only to find out you did not get the results you hoped for. In some of those cases, you simply didn’t do as well as ...
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IELTS Writing: Discursive Essay IELTS Task 2

Writing a discursive essay can be a part of your exam, therefore you want to make sure you know how to do it to the best of your abilities. To help you get there we have created a step-by-step plan explaining how to structure your discursive essay in o...
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Improving Your Grammatical Range and Accuracy with Better Sentence Structure

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IELTS Essay Topics with Answers (Writing Task 2)

IELTS Topics are extensive, and consistently finding answers for them takes practice. Below I share how I produce an essay, including thinking of ideas, building paragraphs and planning. Contents How to Get Ideas For Topics 2018 Topics and Answers 2018...
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IELTS Reading | How to Get 8.5

Vinh is an IELTS candidate from Hanoi, Vietnam that went from not speaking English to scoring above band 7 in every examination! Tips on IELTS Reading and Writing exam IELTS Reading and Writing exam is the most difficult part of examinations for many p...
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Why these IELTS essay samples got Band 8 and these 6.5

In this article we will be looking at a few samples of essays that got Band 8, and others that got Band 6.5 in IELTS Academic Writing Task 2. We will look at the criteria, analyze their structures, and compare their differences to see why one was grade...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 – How to Describe a Table

Academic IELTS describe table task We’re going to show you how to ace the IELTS Academic Writing task so that you’ll be able to craft a compelling, well thought out answer when you are faced with an IELTS Academic question asking you to compare and sum...
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IELTS Vocabulary and Lexical Resource

Contents Topic Specific Vocabulary  Useful Topic Specific Collocation Learning Resources Sample IELTS Vocab Ebook Academic Word List Ways to learn IELTS vocabulary fast Flashcards for fast vocabulary acquisition Use a Phrasebook Connectors Video: 3 Eas...
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IELTS Listening Tips

Contents What happens on the test? Improving Your Core Listening Skills Five Step Method for Improving your Listening Skills For IELTS Quick IELTS Listening Tips Sample IELTS Vocab Ebook Download the Podcast about IELTS listening Tips IELTS Listening E...
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How to describe a Pie Chart IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

In this IELTS Academic Writing tutorial you’ll learn different ways to describe a Pie Chart for IELTS. We will talk about the best language to use and teach you how to structure your writing to get the best results from your IELTS Academic Writing Exam...
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Mastering IELTS Speaking Part 3

In this tutorial, we’re going to focus on the IELTS Speaking Part 3. It is a two-way discussion with the examiner and will last 4 to 5 minutes. Questions in this section will be broader than the previous two sections. Examiners are looking to generate ...
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How to Start IELTS Writing Task 2

Contents Paraphrasing 3 Ways To Paraphrase More Examples of Paraphrasing for IELTS Writing Task 2 IELTS Writing: How to Start IELTS Task 2 Audio Tutorial about Starting IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 19 IELTS Essays and 240 Task Questions Ebook Additional...
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Useful Phrases for IELTS Writing Task Two

This tutorial contains useful phrases for IELTS Writing task two. Use these phrases for introductions, body paragraphs, and supporting sentences. Copy and adapt them. This is perfectly legitimate, however, you absolutely must adapt the phrases to your ...
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IELTS General Task: How to Write an Informal Letter (idioms and phrases)

In this tutorial we cover some extremely useful vocabulary for letter writing, including phrases and idioms. The idioms are also valuable for IELTS Speaking, as are the phrases too. We also look at how to construct the letter, what to check got after y...
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IELTS Academic Task 1: How to Describe a Bar Chart

Describing a Bar Chart is possibly one of the tasks you will be asked to do in your IELTS Academic Writing Exam. There are a couple of different structures you can follow when describing a Bar Chart. But today we will teach you a structure where you as...
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IELTS Band 8 Vocabulary and Collocations

This tutorial focuses entirely on collocations and vocabulary. We look at: The 6 different types of collocations How to use the collocations The AWL (Academic Word List) -Here is a link to the 20 most frequent academic words used (pdf). Three valuable ...
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She knew WHAT and HOW to prepare!

Meet Novruzova! What I really like about Novruzova is that she really understand how to prepare for IELTS. She realised that spending time on Youtube learning tips and tricks wasn’t going to cut it. She also knew that it’s better to master a few senten...
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Recent Task 2 Questions and Sample Answers

In this tutorial, we review the 5 recent Writing Task 2 questions found by IELTS takers (listed below). Then you will see and hear some […] The post Recent Task 2 Questions and Sample Answers appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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IELTS Reading: Match the Headings and Sentence Completion

In this podcast we look at: – Two strategies to improve your reading skills – How to effectively manage your time throughout the exam – […] The post IELTS Reading: Match the Headings and Sentence Completion appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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Why can’t I say what is in my mind?

Do you know there are three solutions to say what is your mind in front of the examiner? Three solutions. So you can respond with […] The post Why can’t I say what is in my mind? appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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IELTS Was Blocking Sabrina From Going To Australia

Sabrina is a teacher back in Germany and needed to pass the IELTS exam to go live and work in Australia. The IELTS exam will […] The post IELTS Was Blocking Sabrina From Going To Australia appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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IELTS Topics and Answers Society and the Economy Essay Plans

In this podcast, we look at NEW IELTS Task 2 questions about society and specifically the economy, and then talk about possible answers, including how […] The post IELTS Topics and Answers Society and the Economy Essay Plans appeared first on IELTS pod...
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IELTS Speaking Part 2 Answers

In this tutorial, we review the 6 common themes for Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test (listed below). Then you will see and hear […] The post IELTS Speaking Part 2 Answers appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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Responding Quickly and Automatically to the IELTS Examiner (Practice at Home!) Echo-10-Technique™

A few years ago I was interviewing an IELTS tutor and she told me how a student, in 7 days, miraculously managed to upgrade their […] The post Responding Quickly and Automatically to the IELTS Examiner (Practice at Home!) Echo-10-Technique™ appeared fi...
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Ashish shares a great technique for Speaking Part 3

Ashish has some great tips to share to get through IELTS. He downloaded around 15 Cambridge IELTS textbooks, I think he got a torrent or […] The post Ashish shares a great technique for Speaking Part 3 appeared first on IELTS podcast.
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