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What if I don’t have anything to say?
December 26, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
There are times during an IELTS speaking exam when candidates are asked a question that they don’t know how to respond to. This may happen for a variety of reasons, including nervousness, not understanding [...]
Who Are IELTS Examiners and How Do They Score Tests?
December 19, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
Do you know who your IELTS Speaking and Writing examiners are? Have you ever wondered how they determine your IELTS test scores? There are a number of steps involved in becoming an IELTS Writing and [...]
Are IELTS Prep Classes Necessary?
August 23, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
If you're planning to take an IELTS test you've probably seen a lot of information about IELTS prep classes. The question we're going to answer today is, are these classes necessary? Before taking an IELTS [...]
Advice From An IELTS Expert: 10 Things Not To Do
August 8, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
During the IELTS, examiners see a number of things that candidates do that we recommend they try to avoid. Below is a list of things I recommend that candidates not do when taking the IELTS.  [...]
Know What to Expect Before You Take Your IELTS Test
June 14, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
As an IELTS examiner, I am often asked – Is it possible to prepare for the IELTS test? The simple answer is: Yes, it is!  Time and time again, I see how important it is for [...]
Word Counts Count!
March 20, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
It’s IELTS test day and you’ve just about completed your writing test. There's a short time remaining, so you look over your writing. You then realize you haven’t paid attention to the [...]
Stay Calm and Speak On
March 6, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
The speaking section of the IELTS test is when you sit down and talk face–to–face with a trained IELTS examiner. The speaking test is an opportunity to show the examiner what you're made [...]
Tips for Keeping on Time During the IELTS!
February 5, 2016 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
The big day has finally arrived – the day to take your IELTS exam. No matter what your reason is for taking the IELTS test, there is one thing for sure – test taking of any kind [...]

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