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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 [...]
Word Counts Count!
March 20, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
It’s IELTS test day and you’ve just about completed your writing test. There's a short time remaining, so you look over your writing. You then realize you haven’t paid attention to the [...]
How To Deal With Tricky Questions In The Speaking Test
March 16, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
There's no denying that the IELTS Speaking test is hard work. This part of the test requires you to listen carefully to what you are asked in order to provide clear and extended answers to [...]
IELTS Task 1 Letter Writing Advice for General Training
March 13, 2017 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
As a tutor, I know that it's difficult to find advice about this form of writing task so I’m hoping this series will be helpful to you. To better prepare for your General Training [...]
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 [...]
Stay Calm and Speak On
March 6, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
The speaking section of the IELTS test is when you sit down and talk face–to–face with a trained IELTS examiner. The speaking test is an opportunity to show the examiner what you're made [...]
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 [...]
The Importance of Confidence
February 27, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
What Does It Mean to Be Confident? In the dictionary, confidence is defined as ‘a belief in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities’. This can relate to different aspects of your life, including [...]
Being Relaxed At Your Speaking Test
February 6, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Have you been preparing for your IELTS Speaking test recently? Have you read all about answering questions on familiar topics, giving a short talk and developing a discussion? If your answer is no, let me [...]
Tips for Improving Your English Language Writing Skills
January 27, 2017 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
In the past two previous posts, we reviewed tips and suggestions on how to improve your listening and reading skills in English, so that you’re properly prepared to take your IELTS examination. In this [...]