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ABCs of IELTS
January 15, 2020 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Accent On the speaking test, your accent doesn't have to limit you from getting a high band score, as long as you're clear and easy to understand. Band Score The IELTS test is graded using [...]
IELTS and Accents, What’s the Deal?
January 3, 2020 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
This blog is all about IELTS and your accent. Before we get to that, I’d like to give you some background numbers. There are more than 1200 IELTS centres worldwide. IELTS is in more [...]
Tips to Keep in Mind Before Taking the IELTS
December 27, 2019 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
After several years of being a certified IELTS examiner, there are many things that I think would be helpful to keep in mind before taking the IELTS test. Here is a list I have compiled [...]
Grammar for IELTS: A Look at Modals
December 23, 2019 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Welcome back! In our Grammar for IELTS series, we’re looking at a variety of complex grammatical structures that you can use on the Speaking and Writing modules of your IELTS test. Today we’ll [...]
IELTS Academic Task One - A Strategy For Writing About More Than One Graph
December 19, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
If you are writing the academic version of the IELTS exam, you will have two different types of writing tasks. One will be a 250-word essay, and the other will be a 150-word description of [...]
Referencing and IELTS Writing
December 5, 2019 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably somewhat familiar with the Writing module of the IELTS. But in case you’re trying to figure out how to start preparing and still don’t [...]
Idioms: How Common Are They?
November 20, 2019 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
As native English speakers, we use idioms in our speech throughout the day. Although there are common idioms that are taught in English classes and books, some are outdated. Here are some common and not [...]
Writing - Advantage vs Disadvantage Essays for IELTS
October 30, 2019 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You bought your lottery ticket yesterday, and you smile as you open the writing section of the IELTS exam and find the prompt:   Many people today spend money buying lottery tickets with the hopes of [...]
A New Computer-Delivered IELTS Venue for Conestoga College in Markham!
October 21, 2019 by IELTS IELTS
Computer-delivered IELTS is now available at 2 Simonston Blvd in Markham. Operated by Conestoga College, the new computer-delivered IELTS venue will begin testing on October 31, 2019.  Book early to get your preferred dates! Click [...]
IELTS Writing Tips: The Importance of Paragraphing
October 16, 2019 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
An important part of your IELTS writing mark includes idea organization, easy-to-understand language, and standard writing conventions. Your writing needs to be clearly written and follow a certain style. More specifically, you need well-written paragraphs [...]

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