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IELTS Speaking: How to perform at your best in part 1
June 1, 2021 by IELTS
Learn how to start your Speaking test confidently and continue this confident performance for the whole test. Today, we will look at some tips to help you perform at your best in part 1 of [...]
Fun vs. Funny: Common ESL Mistakes
May 19, 2021 by Ashlee Hunter
When learning any new language, mistakes happen often. When learning English, some mistakes are more common than others. Here are some examples of common mistakes and how to fix them. Fun vs. Funny At times, [...]
How Texting on my Smartphone can Improve my IELTS
April 20, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and… texting? SMS texting isn’t a skill we rate on the IELTS test, but it’s actually one of the most common ways to communicate in 2021. As the world [...]
IELTS Grammar Exercises: Conditionals
April 5, 2021 by Andrea Castro
Welcome back to another post of our IELTS Grammar Exercises series. This series provides you with opportunities to practice using a variety of more complex grammatical structures that you can use on your IELTS. If [...]
Studying During Lockdown
March 29, 2021 by Ashlee Hunter
Everything is stressful during this pandemic and studying is no exception. Preparing for IELTS can be challenging on the best of days, so having the right tools can make all the difference. Stick to a [...]
What’s the Deal with Lexical Resource on the IELTS Writing Exam?
March 24, 2021 by Angela Rutherford
Lexical Resource is one of the four areas used to rate your writing, and it makes up 25% of your final writing score. If you are preparing for either the academic or general training exam [...]
Preparing for IELTS During the COVID-19 Pandemic
February 22, 2021 by Tony Rusinak
COVID-19 has changed our world as we know it. One thing hasn’t changed though - we still need to take the IELTS. Before COVID-19, those preparing for the IELTS would go to schools for test-prep [...]
IELTS Grammar Exercises: Modals
February 8, 2021 by Andrea Castro
Grammar practice is essential in developing accuracy in English. It provides us with opportunities to notice correct patterns in English and to use these patterns so that we become comfortable producing them. Being accurate users [...]
Storytelling: Keep It Interesting
January 25, 2021 by Ashlee Hunter
I went to Canada. I studied English. I saw Niagara Falls. It was beautiful. I love Canada. When telling a story, you want to keep things interesting. This helps to keep listeners engaged and excited [...]
Coherence and Cohesion in IELTS Task 1 Letters
January 13, 2021 by Angela Rutherford
If you are writing the IELTS General Training exam, you will have about 20 minutes to complete a letter in the writing section. Composing a letter isn’t that difficult for most of you, but [...]

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