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The Difference between a Band 6 and 7 on the IELTS
July 20, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
If you fall into the category of many candidates, those with a band score of 6 and pushing for a band 7, then you may find the path to a 7 is peppered with obstacles. [...]
New IELTS Prep Tool Now Available in Canada
July 18, 2018 by Adam McNeill Adam McNeill
Are you looking for a low-cost, online test practice alternative that provides you with qualified feedback on your performance and technique? Do you wish there was a practice test that allowed you to get a [...]
Common Errors to Avoid in IELTS Letter Writing
July 16, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are preparing for the IELTS General Training exam, you probably know that you will be given a short (150 word) letter writing assignment. The letter will have a general purpose such as making [...]
Canadian Words You May Not Know or Understand
June 26, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
There are several words used in Canada, which Canadians refer to a “Canadianisms.” Many foreigners often find they do not know what these words mean. Once they do, they often have a different word they [...]
Writing Descriptors and What You Need to Know
June 15, 2018 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
If you 've read previous blog posts on this site, you'll no doubt know the importance of understanding how you'll be evaluated on the IELTS exam. One important aspect of evaluation is getting to know [...]
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 [...]
A Simple Formula for Organizing Agree/Disagree Essays
June 4, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
When you get to the essay writing component of the IELTS exam, the clock is ticking and the pressure is on. You have about 40 minutes to determine the key question to address, think of [...]
Expand Your IELTS Vocabulary – Transportation
May 16, 2018 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Welcome to our second post on expanding your IELTS vocabulary! In the first post of this series, we talked about the benefits of learning new words and phrases through common IELTS themes and explored vocabulary [...]
Task 1 and 2: Similarities and Differences
May 9, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
At first glance, you may not think Task 1 and 2 are related at all. However, there are differences and similarities to be aware of when tackling these tasks. Here are some of the differences [...]
Is the IELTS Exam Really that Hard?
May 4, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
You may have heard from other IELTS exam takers that the test can be difficult if you come unprepared on examination day. Preparing for this exam requires that you focus on several different areas of [...]

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