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TONE in IELTS General Training Letters
November 7, 2017 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
As you probably know by now, communication in a foreign language can require more than just vocabulary and grammar. A simple trip to a grocery store can demonstrate that it’s not always what you [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Getting Ready For Your Upcoming Exam
June 20, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
What To Do The Month, Week And Day Before Your IELTS Exam The fact that you are reading this shows you understand how important your IELTS Band Score is to your future.You're wise to [...]
Five Great Ways To Make English A Part Of Your Daily Life In Canada
June 1, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Tired of STUDYING English? I don’t blame you. Some people think that to perform well on a proficiency test like IELTS they need only read textbooks and complete practice tests. That’s wrong. Do [...]
Seven Silly Ideas about the IELTS Exam that Sabotage Your Results
February 2, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are reading this blog, I congratulate you for doing a little research before attempting the IELTS exam. There are many useful and trustworthy sites, like this one, where you can find accurate information [...]

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