Helpful Hints Posts

Fluency – It’s Not Just for the Speaking Test!
August 8, 2018 by Tony Rusinak
Fluency. It’s a common issue many IELTS test-takers complain about. During my IELTS workshops, I always hear participants saying that they need to improve their fluency. Almost every time, these students or test-takers I [...]
Using Daily Interactions to Prepare for the IELTS
March 2, 2018 by Lauren McKenzie
So, you’ve decided to sit for the IELTS, and you’re in full preparation mode. There are many good resources available online and courses to attend. Please have a look at other blog titles [...]
Tips for Success: A Candidate’s Perspective
January 8, 2018 by IELTS
There are numerous resources listing tips for a successful IELTS experience. Even though this type of information is useful, it can be just as helpful and very reassuring to hear from students who have succeeded [...]
Using Technology to Improve Your English Language Skills
January 3, 2018 by IELTS
Learning English skills today is much easier than it was ten or twenty years ago thanks to advances in technology. Even with all these advances, many people tend to overlook these benefits and how they [...]
Best Practices for your IELTS Preparation Group
January 2, 2018 by 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 [...]
The 30-Minute IELTS Workout
November 1, 2017 by 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 [...]
Getting the Best Advice for the IELTS
October 16, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie
There are many websites, prep courses, books and online materials that offer IETLS candidates with sources of advice for the exam. There’s advice on what expressions to use during the writing module, your body [...]
An Acronym for IELTS Success
September 26, 2017 by Ashlee Fisher
The writing section of the IELTS test is a daunting task for most students. Some candidates try to read the question once and write for the whole 60 minutes, while others spend too much time [...]
Advice From An IELTS Expert: 10 Things Not To Do
August 8, 2017 by 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
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 [...]