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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
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 [...]

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