IELTS podcast

IELTS success story MEGA

Meet Mega!!

In this episode we chat with Mega, she took the exam more than 10 times! But you will have to listen to the recording to find out how many.

Mega shares how she FINALLY overcame the IELTS exam.

In this podcast you can discover:

-What she did every day to help her jump from 6.5.

-What essay correction service she recommends (and which one she hates).

-A new method for writing introductions.

-A great strategy for General Task 1.

Let me know what you think of this podcast, comment below or send me an email.

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ielts resources

Effective preparation for the IELTS requires study of a wide range of diverse learning resources. You need to have a broad selection of quality online sources that can keep you both challenged and entertained. To help get you fully equipped to take on the challenge of the IELTS, we’ve put together some great sites that you can tap into for developing your English aptitude and have you thoroughly conditioned for anything that the test may try to stump you with.

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tefl teaching ielts paul

Meet Paul, from, we met each other in a conference in Bangkok, then discovered we were both teachers in ESL test preparation.

Paul and I instantly connected because we had similar ideas regarding teaching, and a strong desire to deliver results for students.

We started talking about speaking, writing and the other areas and decided to make a podcast to capture all the juicy tips!

In this podcast we cover:

-Common pitfalls students suffer when preparing for exams and how to solve them,

-How could a student improve their confidence?

-How can a student gain fluency / incorporate complex sentences?

-How do you prepare your students for success in the speaking?

I hope you enjoy this podcast and please send me an email if you have any ideas for future episodes or suggestions to improve the website.

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IELTS Success Ying

Ying is a pharmacist from Thailand hoping to start further studies in the UK, but first she has to pass the IELTS at Band 7 in all sections.

She has already taken the exam twice and got 5.5 in the writing and speaking, but then with just three weeks preparation her score jumps to Band 7 in the writing. Crazy!

But unfortunately the speaking score stuck at 5.5. 🙁

So we decided to do a mock speaking speaking exam and we worked together using the 5 step system discussed in a previous podcast.

In this podcast you will learn:
How Ying jumped 1.5 bands in three weeks.
-A 5 step method to expand your answers in the speaking (with examples on how to use it).
-How to practice the use of complex sentences.
-How to make your talk interesting.
-And what to do if your IELTS examiner is really attractive 😉

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The overview below contains tips that can help you improve your IELTS score in a matter of few minutes.


Underline the significant keywords on the text. You should try converting nouns into verbs (and vice versa) and adjectives into adverbs while also outlining words with similar meanings (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms). This way you can boost your vocabulary and expand your answer.

In order to make the overall idea stand out, you should highlight and circle the graph or graphs used.

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