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If at First You Don’t Succeed: Retaking the IELTS Test
April 17, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
There is a popular saying in English that says ‘If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again’. While not getting the results you want on your IELTS test can be disappointing, it can [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Eight Ways to Improve Your IELTS Listening Score
February 23, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
What did she just say? Oh no, I totally missed that!” Does this sound like you? Do you need to improve your score on the IELTS listening test? If you said yes, then this blog [...]
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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