Pronunciation Workouts to Improve Speaking and Listening Scores
June 8, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
What happens when you can’t understand what someone says in English? How about if they can’t understand you? Or what if you think you’ve understood each other only to find out you [...]
Speaking: Finding Ways to Practice and Improve Your IELTS Speaking Skills
April 25, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Sometimes it’s just really hard to have a good conversation in English. I totally get it. When can you actually speak for two minutes about a specific topic? When can you discuss the environment, [...]
Everyday English & Test Day English: Is there a difference on the speaking exam?
March 14, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Did you ever have to memorize the lines of a play? Did you ever have to remember all the words to a presentation? When you were in grade school, did you have to sing an [...]
How Can I Develop Ideas on the Task 2 Essay?
February 2, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
I need to write a 250-word essay. I only have 40 minutes. I can’t search ideas on the internet or ask anyone for help. Are you CRAZY!?” Does this sound like you when preparing [...]
Vocabulary: Ten Strategies for Winning on Test Day
January 22, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
How do you say that?” Is this a question you often ask? You know the word in your language, but you don’t know the word in English. This is, of course, one of the [...]
Best Practices for your IELTS Preparation Group
January 2, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
We all have different reasons for taking the IELTS. A few years ago, I needed the IELTS to complete my certificate to practice immigration in Canada. In the immigration course, my classmates and I all [...]
Writing Points: Ten Must-Know Skills for the IELTS Writing Module
November 28, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Think you’re ready for your IELTS writing test? Get prepared by checking these critical test day tips and tricks below. General or Academic? Know the difference. Although the speaking and listening exams are the [...]
The 30-Minute IELTS Workout
November 1, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
If you’re like most IELTS test-takers, you are hard-working, ambitious, and really really BUSY! So, how can you find time to prepare with such a crammed schedule? Check out these six 30-minute IELTS workouts [...]
Pronunciation and Word Stress: Why It's Important on the Speaking Exam
October 6, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
The 14 minute speaking exam is no time to be a robot. During this exam, your head may be running wild with a million ideas on how to ace the test. But you have to [...]
Preparing for the IELTS Reading Module: Selecting Your Own Reading Materials
September 12, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Sometimes IELTS practice materials can be boring. You end up sleeping more than studying during your important preparation time. So why not choose your own practice reading materials? Let’s start with an analogy. Imagine [...]