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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 [...]
Start Smart: How to Make Sure You Understand Your Essay Task Before You Write
April 12, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
You skipped out of the IELTS exam confident that you had aced the essay. You loved the topic and had a lot to say about it, but then you received the results and saw a [...]
How To Maximize Your Use of Time During the IELTS Writing Module
March 5, 2018 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
Timing is important in the writing section of the IELTS exam. Many can execute the two tasks brilliantly when they haven’t a deadline, but the one-hour time limit on test day is a challenge. [...]
Understanding English: Homographs
March 1, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
There are several different words in the English language that present challenges even for English speaking people. One category of English words are called homographs. These words are those that are spelled the same. Sometimes [...]
How Can I Develop Ideas on the Task 2 Essay?
February 2, 2018 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
I need to write a 250-word essay. I only have 40 minutes. I can’t search ideas on the internet or ask anyone for help. Are you CRAZY!?” Does this sound like you when preparing [...]
Writing Task 2: Dealing with Task Input
February 1, 2018 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the different parts of the IELTS, including the Writing module. But in case you’re just getting started and still don’[...]
How to Write Effectively for the IELTS Written Test
January 18, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
One of the mistakes most people make when taking the IELTS written test for the first time is to quickly read the question and then write their responses using the entire hour of test time. [...]
Common Task 1 Types
December 11, 2017 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
On the IELTS exam, there are various question types you could be asked on Task 1. However, there are only so many types of questions you can get and some are more common than others. [...]
Writing Points: Ten Must-Know Skills for the IELTS Writing Module
November 28, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
Think you’re ready for your IELTS writing test? Get prepared by checking these critical test day tips and tricks below.General or Academic? Know the difference.Although the speaking and listening exams are the [...]
5 Things You Need to Know About
TONE in IELTS General Training Letters
November 7, 2017 by Angela Rutherford Angela Rutherford
As you probably know by now, communication in a foreign language can require more than just vocabulary and grammar. A simple trip to a grocery store can demonstrate that it’s not always what you [...]

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