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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 [...]
The Added Benefits Gained by Preparing to Take the IELTS Exam
May 26, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
Most people are aware that passing their IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam, is a great way to establish your proficiency of the English language for academic or employment purposes. However, what many people [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

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