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Reading Strategies: Matching Headings
November 13, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Heading match questions on the IELTS test are notorious for being difficult. Some reasons are:They are time consuming. There are often more headings than paragraphs. Some headings are very similar. Headings can be misleading [...]
P.O.W.E.R.
An Acronym for IELTS Success
September 26, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
The writing section of the IELTS test is a daunting task for most students. Some candidates try to read the question once and write for the whole 60 minutes, while others spend too much time [...]
Common Task 2 Topics
July 17, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Although you never know what your question for writing Task 2 on the IELTS exam is going to be, there are often certain topics that come up repeatedly when practicing sample questions. Here is a [...]
IELTS Registration: Top 10 FAQs
July 6, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Registering for the IELTS exam can be a quick and easy process if you have the correct information ready when you apply. Here are ten frequently asked questions to help point you in the right [...]
Rephrasing: Academic Writing Task 1
June 8, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
When writing an Academic Writing Task 1, there are four major components to your sentences: the subject, trends, numbers or data, and the period of time within the diagram. It is best to write this [...]
IELTS: Common Misconceptions
April 25, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There is a considerable amount of information about the IELTS exam available, which can sometimes be misleading. Some sources of information are better than others, so it's important to be well-informed before taking the test. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Relaxation Techniques
February 15, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
The IELTS exam is a high-stakes test that can have a huge impact on your life. You want to make sure you are not stressed out before, during, and after the big exam. Relaxing can [...]
What You Need To Know About the
IELTS Scoring Guide
September 7, 2016 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
For additional information on the IELTS assessment, download the PDF’s below which will outline the speaking and writing tasks criteria: Speaking Band Score Descriptors Writing Band Score Descriptors IELTS Speaking Samples: Watch the IELTS [...]

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