What to expect during the IELTS speaking exam.

What to expect. This Podcast looks at the things test takers will encounter, and what to expect during the IELTS speaking exam.  The things which are often NOT provided or told to test takers. It looks at the things you are allowed to have in the room. Reasons for recording the test, and the begining … Read more

Speaking overview and strategies

Speaking parts tips     In this speaking overview podcast the focus is entirely on the Speaking section. We look at the exam criteria and expansively explain each section while sharing valuable tips to boost your score. In this podcast you will learn: – Strategies to improve your confidence (including where to look during the … Read more

Boost your score

Boost your score with some handy tips. Some of them you may already know, but there are several which are not often mentions by teachers or when you are studying. Listen to the podcast first, to try to understand it, then use the transcript to follow.   Boost your score  

How to describe numbers for writing task 1

numbers on a diagram

Numbers are often tricky when it comes to variation. This podcast will show you how to use numbers in a variety of different ways to add to your lexical resource. Listen to the podcast to comprehend and for listening practice, then open the transcript and follow along.

How to describe a diagram for writing Task 1

Water cycle

This podcast describes how to write a task 1 essay for different types of diagram.  Listen to the podcast first to see if you can follow it. If you miss some of the words, then open the transcript and follow along. There are 8 steps for you to follow along with. Practice the process here, … Read more

Useful essay phrases (Task 2)

Please open the document which accompanies the podcast. This contains the example phrases, and also guidance on how to implement them correctly.

Improving your sentence structure

sentence structures

The transcript and an exercise will help you to follow the podcast more easily, but you should try to listen the first time, for listening practice. Making complex sentences is an important part of task 2, not only for the grammar aspect, but also for the cohesion and coherence. Making less simple sentences is recommended … Read more

Tips and Tricks for the listening

1. Better your comprehension of native speakers – classroom English is very different from the real world! 2. Learn some additional point-scoring vocabulary! 3. Listen to how a monkey-mind could cost you dearly! 4. How to write and listen SIMULTANEOUSLY – a vital skill! 5. How to predict answers in the listening exam! 6. Hear … Read more

Introduction to IELTS listening.

Introduction to IELTS listening

Introduction to IELTS listening.This episode is good to listen to for. The things you will encounter in the listening exam. Listening about the UK.

Listening. About the UK.

Listening. Life in The UK

Listening about life in The UK. Listen to the talk, which is to a group which is going to stay in the UK. (The answers are at the bottom of the document. Please listen to the audio 1st).

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