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IELTS Academic | 035 Dos and Don’ts for Academic Task 1

  In this episode Julia, (a CELTA and DELTA qualified tutor,) shares what to DO for Academic Task 1, including: A strategy for describing graphs (line, pie charts etc) A component you must have (without this you won’t get more than Band 5!) How to make relevant comparisons and contrasts. Tips for flow diagrams / cycles. How to experiment with complex vocabulary structures Tips for the language of change. …and what the Russians are notoriously famous for NOT doing!   After this we discus WHAT NOT TO DO IN THE EXAM…. […]

IELTS Academic | 032 How to Write a High Scoring Letter for Task 1

IELTS Letter Writing Samples, IELTS Letter Writing Topics Podcast. In this Podcast you will learn:   1) The different types of letter asked for. 2) How to answer and structure the question perfectly. 3) How to write in a formal / informal style. 4) PLENTY OF TIPS! 5) An exercise to do at home, (free correction from me). Here is the question in regards to IELTS letter writing samples, IELTS letter writing topics with a model answer:   SAMPLE QUESTION: You recently bought a new computer for your flat but it did not work. You phoned the shop but no action was taken. Write a letter to the shop manager. In your letter • describe the problem with the computer • explain what happened’ when you phoned the shop • say what you would like the manager to do.   Dear Sir or Madam,   I am contacting you in relation to my recent purchase of an Acer 3001 laptop from your shop. Upon buying the product I was assured by the salesman that if there were any inconveniences I would be promptly attended to. Unfortunately this was not the case. […]

IELTS Academic Task 1 – How to Describe a Table

Academic IELTS describe table task We’re going to show you how to ace the IELTS Academic Writing task so that you’ll be able to craft [...]

IELTS Academic | 017 How to describe a pie chart

If you think, “Ben, I know how to describe a pie chart’ consider this: You may have to describe a big juicy pie chart, or even three, or possibly even with a bar chart… …It doesn’t matter. Each scenario requires the ability to describe one, and if you want to score high in the academic IELTS test, you better know how. Question is how? […]

IELTS Academic | 014 Don’t make these mistakes when applying to a foreign University

Why is there a picture of a band in an IELTS blog post? Have  listen to find out.   The crazy mistakes students make in an interview with the visa officer. […]