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Binge Watching for IELTS
December 27, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
With almost every movie and television program at our fingertips, many people today love to binge watch a variety of series. This can be beneficial when taking the IELTS test in different ways. Strengthen Listening [...]
Computer-Delivered IELTS: The Look
November 15, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
There are many questions that surface with the new system of IELTS test taking. The best way to understand computer-delivered IELTS is to actually see what it's all about. Structure The structure for both the [...]
Myth vs. Truth: Computer-Delivered Test Edition
October 17, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
With the new computer-delivered test for IELTS comes many misconceptions. Here are some common myths about the new system and the factual information that goes along with it. Myth: The computer-delivered test is different from [...]
Flip Your Role: Become the Teacher
August 22, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
To do well on the IELTS, you need to understand the exam as well as the information that could be within the different sections. One of the best ways to know if you understand something [...]
True/False/Not Given & Yes/No/Not Given
July 27, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
T/F/NG and Y/N/NG This question type frequently occurs on both the Academic and General version of the IELTS reading test. Many candidates struggle with answering these questions and because of this, [...]
Skimming and Scanning
June 20, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
What’s the difference between skimming and scanning? Skimming is reading quickly to find the general overview of the passage. Scanning is reading quickly to find specific details in the passage. What are some skimming [...]
Task 1 and 2: Similarities and Differences
May 9, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
At first glance, you may not think Task 1 and 2 are related at all. However, there are differences and similarities to be aware of when tackling these tasks. Here are some of the differences [...]
Task 1 and 2 Language: What You Need to Know
March 27, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
When writing a Task 1 or Task 2, it can be difficult finding the balance between sounding natural and being too informal. Here are some tips for writing effectively while remaining formal. Generalizing To a [...]
Vocabulary in the Listening Section
February 23, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Having a wide-ranging vocabulary is crucial when doing the listening section of the IELTS test. Knowing how to spell is also vital to getting a good score. Here is some common vocabulary divided by section [...]
Speaking Part 2: Storytelling
January 29, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Once upon a time, there was a brilliant student who needed to pass a difficult test… Storytelling has been around since people could speak. Some people are good at it, while others struggle. Part 2 [...]

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