IDP IELTS BLOG

Posts

Canadian Idioms: Improving Your Ability to Communicate Naturally
June 2, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
How's it going, eh? The IELTS exam includes a very broad variety of language - and for good reason. The more topics candidates have to interact with, the more they will have to demonstrate their proficiency [...]
Top Ten Literary Works for ESL Readers
May 17, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Develop Reading Skills and a Love of Reading You may hear tips for the IELTS reading exam like: don't read the whole passage or learn to speed read, but the best way to improve your [...]
How To (And How Not To) Organize Your Thoughts on the Writing Exam – Part 2 – Task 2
May 3, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Part one of this blog topic offered some specific strategies for tackling Writing Task 1 on the IELTS exam. This post will act as a follow-up - so it is recommended that you read both posts [...]
How To (And How Not To) Organize Your Thoughts on the Writing Exam - Part 1 - Task 1
March 30, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Whether writing the General Training or Academic Exam, an IELTS candidate must first familiarize themselves with the general topics, format and band score descriptors associated with both Task 1 and Task 2. Each task has [...]
Preparing for the IELTS: A Mind and Body Approach
March 3, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Perhaps you have asked a friend, family member, co-worker or classmate for advice on how to best prepare yourself for the IELTS exam and maybe you have heard such pearls of wisdom as you should [...]
Getting Serious about (and having fun with) IELTS Listening
April 29, 2016 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
If English is not your first language, then the sooner you begin preparing for the IELTS Listening exam, the better!  Most test takers describe the listening tracks as being fast and that goes for those [...]
IELTS FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKER
March 31, 2016 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
The SituationThere are many reasons why people take the IELTS exam, but rarely are those reasons recreational. The IELTS exam is a high stakes situation for most of you reading this. Education opportunities, immigration status [...]

FOLLOWERS