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Three Easy Steps to Writing Academic Task 1 Reports
December 13, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Step Three: The Opening Statement Easy Steps to Writing IELTS Tasks At this point, I hope you have a better understanding of how to prepare for and write reports about IELTS charts, maps and diagrams. [...]
Three Easy Steps to Writing Academic Task 1 Reports
December 7, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Step Two - The Detail Paragraphs Easy Steps to Writing IELTS Tasks Welcome to part two of a three-part post about how to write IELTS task one reports. In Step One, we wrote overviews because it’[...]
Three Easy Steps to Writing Academic Task 1 Reports
November 15, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Step One - The Overview Easy Steps to Writing IELTS Tasks  Are you lost in the details when you try writing about graphs, charts, maps and process diagrams? Do you go blank when composing letters for [...]
Three Passages, One Hour - Reading Skills
November 9, 2016 by Andrea C Andrea C
We all read different kinds of writing every single day, but have you ever thought about how we do this? For example, imagine the following situations. How do we read in each case? Are there [...]
The Top Nine Things Asked About IELTS and Canadian Immigration
October 14, 2016 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Have you noticed that the words IELTS and immigration often appear in the same sentence? Do these sentences have question marks at the end of them? If this is true for you, then following F.[...]
IELTS Exam Preparation Advice
October 2, 2016 by IELTS IELTS
IELTS Canada is one of the most popular English Language tests in the world and number one in Canada. It's widely accepted as proof of English level proficiency in many institutions, including Academic and Government [...]
Listening – 5 Tips on How to Deal With Accents on the Test
September 14, 2016 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
What’s the difference between Nicole Kidman, the Queen of England, and Justin Bieber? Actually, this isn’t a joke. Just as the Queen, JB, and Nicole are very different people, so is the way [...]
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Planning and Delivering a Short Talk During Your Speaking Test
July 29, 2016 by Andrea C Andrea C
Heart racing, sudden stuttering, memory slips. You probably know the feeling. Whether it’s giving a presentation in front of an audience of fifty people or speaking on a topic in a one-to-one interview, delivering [...]
Use Your Smart Phone to Help with Your IELTS Exam Preparation
July 28, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
There was a time when phones were just for talking. Today your mobile device is a camera, a recorder and a link to the online world making it very useful for learning a language.  With [...]
Global Knowledge: What is it? Why is it important for the IELTS exam?
July 15, 2016 by Brianne Fung Brianne Fung
nbsp; I want to tell you a short story about two students I taught in an IELTS preparation course last summer: They were both very hardworking. They came to class every day, did their homework [...]