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IELTS Writing Score Remark

Ever thought about asking for an IELTS remark? Ever convinced that you MUST have improved and ABSOLUTELY deserved a Band 7 or higher? This is [...]

140 | IELTS Essay Writing Improvement

IELTS Essay Writing Improvement Many find producing high-quality writing challenging. The complex criteria that examiners use to assess your work looks at everything from the [...]

139 | Principles of Academic Writing – Part 2

In this podcast / tutorial you will learn: - How clarity can improve comprehension and cohesion in your essay. - How idiomatic expression can be [...]

IELTS Writing 138 | Principles of Academic Writing – Part 1

This article will improve your understanding of what the examiners want, English for Academic Purposes. This tutorial will analyse a fantastic blog post (http://jlzych.com/writing/) and [...]

IELTS Writing 137 | Transitions and Cohesion

Cohesion is a very important aspect of IELTS writing tasks. Cohesion is how you link all the ideas present in your work. If you want [...]

IELTS Writing 136 | From 6.5 to 7.5 – HOW?

Raza Smashes the Band 7 Barrier for Writing with a Full band Jump Raza is a graduate of medicine, continuing his studies in the UK; [...]

IELTS Preparation 135 | IELTS Preparation for busy students

How is your preparation going? A lot of students struggle to organise themselves and allow sufficient preparation time. Sure, you might be able to pass the test by cramming like crazy over a few days (like Yvonne did last year, remember?). However, the best way is to pass the test is listen to this podcast or read the blog post. You’ll learn the essential IELTS study skills you need to pass the exam! Getting ready for IELTS is key to your success on the exam. By using the tips below, you’ll be able to define and set precise goals. They offer a logical, flexible approach – but it’s up to you to decide what’s best for you. If you do, you’ll become more self-disciplined and motivated to move on with the process. […]

IELTS Preparation 134: IELTS Tutor Renata

Renata Ponizil, IELTS Tutor Renata Ponizil is an IELTS tutor from Serbia, currently living in Chile. Renata has been teaching English to children and adults [...]

133 IELTS Writing Success Story – How did he get from 6.5 to 7?

This student really surprised me with his focus and ambition to pass IELTS. His first essay looked like this: International marketing is sometimes seen as [...]

IELTS Academic 132 | How to describe a map or plan

In Task 1 of the Academic Writing component of the IELTS exam, you may be asked to describe a map or plan. The diagram will be of a building, street, village, city or town plan that may ask you to contrast the past and present, or the present and future. There will also be a key that explains different locations on the map or a reference to roads and routes. You are expected to write a 150-word description of the information on the map, which will probably include buildings, routes or proposed changes for the future. Your writing will be scored on four criteria: task achievement, coherence, lexical resources and grammatical accuracy. Let’s review techniques to achieve a good score in all four areas. […]