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August 17, 2019
In this tutorial, we take a close look at process diagrams. We discuss: How to write an overview What verbs you should use When you should use passive and active voice How to write more cohesive paragraphs Which words you can use from the diagram and which not And we walk you through several different […]
August 10, 2019
These may be your common issues the first time you see an IELTS Writing Task 2 question: “I don’t know this topic!” “What should I write here???!!!” “How can I start my essay???!!!” “My mind is going blank!” “This is the first time I’ve heard about this word!” To help you with this common problem, […]
August 7, 2019
Setting the tone for the Speaking test: Greeting IELTS examiner In this tutorial, you’ll learn How to greet the examiner How to make the best impression that you can before you commence the exam. This will help you in your IELTS because You’ll make a good first impression You’ll set the tone for a comfortable, confident […]
August 3, 2019
The first time you see an IELTS Writing Task 2 question, these may be your common thoughts: “I don’t know anything about this topic!” “What should I write???!!!” “Oh no! My mind is blank!” “What’s this all about?!” To help you overcome this problem, I decided to make a tutorial answering recent IELTS task 2 […]
July 31, 2019
In this tutorial we have a Band 7 essay graded by an EX-IELTS examiner (from our team of essay correctors!). First you can read the essay, and after we break down which sentences helped this essay score a Band 7. Each criteria has been considered and the sentence in the essay has been colour coded […]
July 30, 2019
IELTS Topics are extensive, and consistently finding answers for them takes practice. Below I share how I produce an essay, including thinking of ideas, building paragraphs and planning. Contents How to Get Ideas For Topics Topics and Answers Video of IELTS Topics, answers and getting Ideas Audio version and transcript Topic and Answer: Education Topic and Answer: Globalisation […]
July 27, 2019
In this tutorial, we’re going to talk to Mariana on how she passed IELTS using our online course. Mariana is from Brazil and she took IELTS five times until she finally scored 7.5 in Writing. The other four exams were taken in 6 months and she was getting 6.5 only! Since she sat the IELTS […]
July 24, 2019
In this tutorial you will learn: How to use complex (less common, idiomatic) vocabulary and paraphrase to achieve Band 7 in Lexical Resource in the Speaking exam This will help you in your IELTS Speaking exam because: The use of less common, idiomatic vocabulary, collocation and choosing style well for your answer will get you […]
July 20, 2019
This tutorial is a concise and valuable checklist for your Academic IELTS Task 1. 1. How to order your information To achieve good marks, you must present your information in a logical format. Not only must you ensure that all of the information is presented, but you must also make sure that the essential points […]
July 17, 2019
In this tutorial you will learn: The importance of inversion How to use it IELTS specific examples This will help you in your IELTS speaking exam because: You will develop a range of complex structures to use when you’re answering questions in parts 1, 2 and 3. How to Use Inversion Another structure which will […]
July 10, 2019
In this tutorial you will learn: The importance of emphatic structure How to use it IELTS specific examples This will help you in your IELTS speaking exam because: You will develop a range of complex structures to use when you’re answering questions in parts 1, 2 and 3. One way to raise the level of […]
July 6, 2019
Meet Sophy! She was brought up in the west, now lives in the east and everyday sees students struggling to get ideas. In this tutorial we look at: – Why it’s difficult to get ideas – the origin of the problem – Techniques to overcome it – Cockney vs. Yorkshire accents! 😉 If you are […]
July 3, 2019
In this tutorial we have a Band 8 essay graded by an EX-IELTS examiner (from our team of essay correctors!). First you can read the essay, and after we break down which sentences helped this essay score a Band 8. This tutorial will help you understand: How an essay gets a Band 8 What sentence […]
June 29, 2019
In this episode I chat with Olly Richards from (I Will Teach You A Language.com). Olly has learnt 8 languages, from Spanish to Chinese. Before his current project he was an IELTS examiner. Olly shares: -His unique way of teaching languages -Why it’s very effective, and how it can be applied to learning English (faster […]
June 26, 2019
IELTS Essay Ideas and Answers for Writing Task 2  Finding ideas and answers for Task 2 questions WAS difficult. Listen to this tutorial to get: – Ideas for recent Task 2 Questions – A formula for essay planning – A strategy to build cohesive paragraphs You can download or listen to the audio version here: […]
June 22, 2019
Meet Linda! In this episode we chat with a real professional in the field of university admissions. Linda is the owner of Accepted Admissions Consulting, and helps students get into prestigious universities in the US. I ask Linda the following questions: -What are the common challenges university applicants face? -What is the best way to […]
June 19, 2019
In this tutorial you will learn: The importance of word stress The importance of sentence stress This will help you in your IELTS speaking exam because: You will develop a wider range of pronunciation features on your IELTS speaking exam. Getting ready for the IELTS speaking test is not easy. One of the four areas […]
June 15, 2019
Lena is from Moscow, and starts university in Germany in September. Lena scored 7.5 in the writing. She followed our online IELTS course, wrote essays and our team of EX-IELTS EXAMINERS, corrected her work, gave her feedback, and she quickly improved her writing skills. Lena scored for the following: 7.5 Listening 8 Reading 7.5 Writing 8 […]
June 12, 2019
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use connectives and discourse markers effectively to attain Band 7 in the Fluency and Cohesion criteria. This will help you in your IELTS Speaking exam because: You will learn what connectives and discourse markers are and what is flexibility in their use You will see examples of […]
June 8, 2019
Meet Amanda from Pronuncian.com. In this tutorial, she shares her strategy for improving a student’s speaking pronunciation skills. We cover: Why students struggle under exam conditions The fastest ways to improve your pronunciation Long term strategies to improve Common errors non-English speakers have Two of the strategies I mention are taken directly from the Speaking […]
June 5, 2019
“My mind goes blank” “I can’t think of ideas” “I know nothing about this topic!” “What do I write?!” These are all common thoughts the first time you see an IELTS Writing Task 2 question. To help you solve this issue I decided to make an entire tutorial answering recent IELTS task 2 questions. I […]
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