Identify the Topic: Writing Task 2 – Lesson 1 In the writing for task 2, one of the first things you need to do is identify the topic of the essay. If you write about the wrong topic or go off topic when you write your answer, this is likely to substantially reduce your band … Read more
For matching headers, the way to practice is to ‘skim read’ the paragraphs, focusing on the 1st and last sentences of each. This is usually where you can the ‘main idea’ of the paragraph. The main idea is what the paragraph mostly talks about. There will be other things mentioned but look to see how … Read more
IELTS speaking part 1 topics with sample answers.
For the diagram labelling part of the IELTS reading exam, you will see either a technical drawing, something from the natural world such as a plant of animal etc, or it could be something scientific such as a weather cycle, or satellite function. Whatever the diagram is…, do not panic. Many students think “I don’t … Read more
This lesson is an introduction to the varies aspects of the writing test task 1 and task 2. Feel free to download the sheet and do the lesson. This lesson has several stages to it and is a good stage by stage progression to show you the various steps to take as you improve … Read more
In this podcast, we have follow-up questions on several topics answered by our essay corrector and IELTS person, so that you can hear how a native speaker would respond and pass the exam!
Listen to the conversation between 2 people about studying at the Open University in the UK Remember to listen to paraphrasing and idioms, and accents. This is a sentence completion exercise.
Many students could perform much better on their speaking tests but anxiety keeps them from performing as best as they can. They often stress over speaking part two even before part one begins! In this tutorial you will learn: – How to organize your talk – Which areas of the card to develop and how … Read more
This is the most difficult part of the reading test. Not only does it require good reading skills, it also requires good paraphrasing and synonym skills. This is dealing with factual information, so words which suggest ‘approximation’ are misleading and are there to trip you up. What do ‘true’ ‘false’ & ‘not given’ actually mean? … Read more