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IELTS Vocabulary and Lexical Resource

IELTS Vocabulary means using a more academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Word List will help considerably. This tutorial focuses on…

IELTS BAND 9 SAMPLE ESSAY

Band 9 Sample answers are useful as study guides – especially for IELTS essay band 9. Having access to previously completed work that you can have confidence in will show you what you are missing!…

Flip Your Role: Become the Teacher

To do well on the IELTS, you need to understand the exam as well as the information that could be within the different sections. One of the best ways to know if you understand something…

IELTS Letters – What to Write When You…

If you are worried that you will not know what to write about in your IELTS General Training letter, I’m here to help ease your mind and assure you that even if the topic presented…

Computer-Delivered IELTS Has Arrived!

“Can I do the IELTS on a computer?” This is a question I’ve heard for many years. And for all those years, the answer has always been no. However, this is no longer true. IELTScentres…

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Myth vs. Truth: Computer-Delivered Test Edition

With the new computer-delivered test for IELTS comes many misconceptions. Here are some common myths about the new system and the factual information that goes along with it. Myth: The computer-delivered test is different from…

The Importance of Tone When Writing

One aspect of the IELTS Writing test that is important to understand is tone. Tone may be somewhat difficult to describe precisely, and it may take some practice to get it right. However, it is…

Polishing Your Punctuation

Even though punctuation is one of the most important features of writing, English students (and native speakers) often take it too lightly. In other words, it's common for people to focus on choosing the right…

7 Ways to Use IELTS Speaking Sample Questions

Of all the stupid things you can do while preparing for your IELTS test, and there are quite a few of them, collecting lots of IELTS Speaking sample questions and preparing memorised answers is probably…

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From Failure to IELTS Band 8.5 In 1…

Congratulations to this student who got an 8.5 overall today. She failed to get the score she needed first time and worked hard for one month to achieve her goal. Want to know how she…

Why The Average IELTS Student Gets a 5.5

The average student will open up their IELTS results and see a writing score of 5.5 looking back at them. For most people, this will result in a huge amount of worry, stress and wasted…

IELTS Writing Pre-Check

Are you ready for the IELTS Writing Tasks? Writing is said to be the hardest of all the four IELTS skills to master. This is not because it is more difficult than the other skills,…

IELTS Writing Task 1: process diagram answer

Here's my full answer for the process diagram task below. The diagrams below show the stages and equipment used in the cement-making process, and how cement is used to produce concrete for building purposes. (This…

IELTS Podcast (Ep. 13) | Vocabulary Lesson 8:…

Vocabulary Lesson 8: School Listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Or listen right here: In this episode of the Magoosh IELTS podcast, your teacher Eliot Friesen explains how to use four words all related…