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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 [...]
Getting The Most From Your IELTS Preparation Course
August 15, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
I just googled “IELTS Preparation” and in 1.3 seconds turned up 840,000 results. Most IELTS test takers have very limited time to prepare, so who would have time to go through all these [...]
Listening: How to Practice IELTS Listening Skills Using TV and Film
July 13, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Stop watching those videos! Do your homework!” Have you ever heard this? Maybe you even said it to yourself. There is a reason why we have this conflict. It’s because we love to watch [...]
How Do I Know my Test Day English is Improving?
May 23, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Self-assessment, reflection, improvement, progress… Do these words remind you of anything? Maybe they're the words that you think of just before a test. How can you know that your English has improved? You've done so [...]

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