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Advice From An IELTS Expert: 10 Things Not To Do
August 8, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
During the IELTS, examiners see a number of things that candidates do that we recommend they try to avoid. Below is a list of things I recommend that candidates not do when taking the IELTS.  [...]
Know What to Expect Before You Take Your IELTS Test
June 14, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
As an IELTS examiner, I am often asked – Is it possible to prepare for the IELTS test? The simple answer is: Yes, it is!  Time and time again, I see how important it is for [...]
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 [...]
How Do I Know my Test Day English is Improving?
May 23, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Self-assessment, reflection, improvement, progress… Do these words remind you of anything? Maybe they're the words that you think of just before a test. How can you know that your English has improved? You've done so [...]
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 [...]
Formal and Informal English on IELTS
May 8, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
U wanna 9 in IELTS? You might think the above sentence will give you a low score on an IELTS test. However, you might be wrong. IELTS tests your English language skills. And yes, this [...]
Test Day Do’s and Don’ts
April 11, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
You've been preparing for the IELTS for months. You need a high score. You know that your English has improved a lot in the last year or two. Finally, test day is here. For some [...]
Task 1 & 2: Paraphrasing
March 23, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Paraphrasing is essential in the IELTS exam. It's a great skill to have for speaking and it's especially important for the writing section. This skill shows that you not only understand the question but that [...]
Tips for Overcoming and Compensating for Language Barriers
March 8, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
Learning English and completing your English language test at your nearest IELTS Test Centre was your first step to enhancing English writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Even after successfully passing your tests, there can still [...]
Tips for Improving Your English Speaking Skills
February 17, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
In our previous blog posts, we began our discussion on various tips for improving your English language skills to help prepare you for the IELTS examination at the IELTS Test Centre locations throughout Canada. In [...]

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