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Improving your IELTS Rating: Tips for Chinese (Mandarin) Language Speakers
September 13, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
By Tony Rusinak, IELTS Expert   IELTS reaches every corner of the globe. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, IELTS test centres can be found in almost every country. Different countries, different cultures, and different languages are [...]
Improving your IELTS Rating: Tips for Native Arabic Language Speakers
July 28, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
You can find IELTS in almost every country around the world. Globally, it is the largest English language test. We need it for everything from immigration applications, to employment requirements, to academic acceptance. Given this [...]
Improving Your IELTS Rating: Tips for Korean Language Speakers
June 16, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
Estimates say there are 1.3 billion English speakers around the world. Interestingly, the majority of these English speakers are not native speakers. In other words, there are a lot more English as a second [...]
How Texting on my Smartphone can Improve my IELTS
April 20, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and… texting? SMS texting isn’t a skill we rate on the IELTS test, but it’s actually one of the most common ways to communicate in 2021. As the world [...]
Preparing for IELTS During the COVID-19 Pandemic
February 22, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
COVID-19 has changed our world as we know it. One thing hasn’t changed though - we still need to take the IELTS. Before COVID-19, those preparing for the IELTS would go to schools for test-prep [...]
Perfecting Pronunciation for the Test
March 4, 2020 by Tony Rusinak
Hair or hear? Pop or bop? Led or red? If you think those pairs of words are difficult to pronounce together, you’re like many of us. No matter how much we practice and study [...]
IELTS and Accents, What’s the Deal?
January 3, 2020 by Tony Rusinak
This blog is all about IELTS and your accent. Before we get to that, I’d like to give you some background numbers. There are more than 1200 IELTS centres worldwide. IELTS is in more [...]
IELTS Writing Tips: The Importance of Paragraphing
October 16, 2019 by Tony Rusinak
An important part of your IELTS writing mark includes idea organization, easy-to-understand language, and standard writing conventions. Your writing needs to be clearly written and follow a certain style. More specifically, you need well-written paragraphs [...]
Writing and Speaking: The Importance of Linking Words [IELTS TIPS]
May 12, 2019 by Tony Rusinak
Bridges, links, ties, bonds, joiners, connectors and ligaments – what do all these things have in common? They all connect things! They all bring things together. They take two or more things, join them in some [...]
Is Translating Hurting Your IELTS Success?
May 1, 2019 by Tony Rusinak
It’s movie time! You’re about to watch a film in English, but English isn’t your first language. So the question is, subtitles or not? If you’re like most people, you will [...]

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