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Canadian Idioms: Improving Your Ability to Communicate Naturally
June 2, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
How's it going, eh? The IELTS exam includes a very broad variety of language - and for good reason. The more topics candidates have to interact with, the more they will have to demonstrate their proficiency [...]
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 [...]
Top Ten Literary Works for ESL Readers
May 17, 2017 by Lauren McKenzie Lauren McKenzie
Develop Reading Skills and a Love of Reading You may hear tips for the IELTS reading exam like: don't read the whole passage or learn to speed read, but the best way to improve your [...]
Formal and Informal English on IELTS
May 8, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
U wanna 9 in IELTS? You might think the above sentence will give you a low score on an IELTS test. However, you might be wrong. IELTS tests your English language skills. And yes, this [...]
Test Day Do’s and Don’ts
April 11, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
You've been preparing for the IELTS for months. You need a high score. You know that your English has improved a lot in the last year or two. Finally, test day is here. For some [...]
Task 1 & 2: Paraphrasing
March 23, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Paraphrasing is essential in the IELTS exam. It's a great skill to have for speaking and it's especially important for the writing section. This skill shows that you not only understand the question but that [...]
Tips for Overcoming and Compensating for Language Barriers
March 8, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
Learning English and completing your English language test at your nearest IELTS Test Centre was your first step to enhancing English writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Even after successfully passing your tests, there can still [...]
Tips for Improving Your English Speaking Skills
February 17, 2017 by IELTS IELTS
In our previous blog posts, we began our discussion on various tips for improving your English language skills to help prepare you for the IELTS examination at the IELTS Test Centre locations throughout Canada. In [...]
Relaxation Techniques
February 15, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
The IELTS exam is a high-stakes test that can have a huge impact on your life. You want to make sure you are not stressed out before, during, and after the big exam. Relaxing can [...]
Three Easy Steps to Writing Academic Task 1 Reports
December 13, 2016 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Step Three: The Opening Statement Easy Steps to Writing IELTS Tasks At this point, I hope you have a better understanding of how to prepare for and write reports about IELTS charts, maps and diagrams. [...]

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