October 22, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
When is the last time you complained about something? Probably not long ago. One just has to look at crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp or Amazon to see that millions of people post complaints every [...]
IELTS Letters - What to Write When You Don't Know What To Write
September 25, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are worried that you will not know what to write about in your IELTS General Training letter, I’m here to help ease your mind and assure you that even if the topic [...]
Common Errors to Avoid in IELTS Letter Writing
July 16, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are preparing for the IELTS General Training exam, you probably know that you will be given a short (150 word) letter writing assignment. The letter will have a general purpose such as making [...]
A Simple Formula for Organizing Agree/Disagree Essays
June 4, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
When you get to the essay writing component of the IELTS exam, the clock is ticking and the pressure is on. You have about 40 minutes to determine the key question to address, think of [...]
Start Smart: How to Make Sure You Understand Your Essay Task Before You Write
April 12, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You skipped out of the IELTS exam confident that you had aced the essay. You loved the topic and had a lot to say about it, but then you received the results and saw a [...]
How To Maximize Your Use of Time During the IELTS Writing Module
March 5, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Timing is important in the writing section of the IELTS exam. Many can execute the two tasks brilliantly when they haven’t a deadline, but the one-hour time limit on test day is a challenge. [...]
How to Prepare for The IELTS Exam for Free
January 26, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Your IELTS exam is coming up and you know that it’s important but you just don’t have the money right now for a preparation course. How can you get yourself ready for the [...]
5 Things You Need to Know About
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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 [...]



The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has announced a potential strike action on Monday, October 22. In the event of a postal strike, IELTS Test Centres will not be able to mail results to recognizing organizations or Test Report Forms (TRF) to candidates.

Strike action would affect the mailing of current results for tests from October 11th onwards and extra TRF requests for the duration of any stoppage in service from Canada Post.

For urgent mailing of your test results or additional TRFs, centres are able to offer courier delivery. Please contact your centre for further information.