• IELTS Writing students do this because it works…
    by Ryan on October 12, 2019 at 4:03 am

    This video will improve the syntax in your writing! For more help with your writing, don’t forget to also pick up my Task 2 guide: https://goo.gl/PgurMv

  • Every sentence in this IELTS essay has an error!
    by Ryan on September 12, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Here is the error-free version of the essay: It is difficult to experience a country fully as a tourist in a hotel. To appreciate and understand a country, a person needs to live there. To what extent do you agree … Continue reading →

  • How to write the very first sentence in your IELTS essay…
    by Ryan on August 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Here are the Task 2 openers suggested in the video: __________ continue to __________, and this is causing __________. __________ is an unfortunate reality in the world today. Choosing __________ to __________ is an extremely important question for __________. __________ … Continue reading →

  • Igor explains how he scored band 8.5
    by Ryan on July 20, 2019 at 8:10 am

    This is an old episode of IELTSCast, but the strategies presented in it are still very relevant. In this episode, Igor, an IELTS instructor in Kazakhstan, details how he managed to score band 8.5. The resources Igor suggests are: The … Continue reading →

  • 3 Essential Techniques To Sounding Fluent In The Speaking Test!
    by Ryan on June 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Here you are, in the speaking part of the IELTS test. You’ve just completed part one and you think it went well. Here comes part two. The nerves creep in. The examiner asks you to speak for two minutes about … Continue reading →

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  • IELTS Writing: How important is spelling?
    by Peter Hare, Manager, British Council Ethiopia on October 8, 2019 at 3:30 am

    In this post I will focus on two areas where it is easy to lose marks in both General Training and Academic Writing. The first is the word count, and the second is spelling and punctuation. The post IELTS Writing: How important is spelling? appeared first on IELTS blog.

  • IELTS Reading: Time management the key to a high band score
    by Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on October 1, 2019 at 2:00 am

    ‘I don’t understand how some candidates could complete the paper within just one hour — there is just so much to read!’ We often hear candidates complaining about the lack of time in the Reading test: the articles are long and difficult, and it seems impossible to complete all the questions in an hour. In this blog post, we will look at a smart way to manage your time in the Reading test. The post IELTS Reading: Time management the key to a high band score appeared first on IELTS blog.

  • IELTS Listening: The importance of good note-taking
    by Adrian Raper, Director, ClarityEnglish on September 24, 2019 at 9:15 am

    The best listeners are engaged with whatever they are listening to. This could be a lecture at school or a conversation with a friend. Have you ever spoken to a friend and then thought, ‘Oh, what did he just say?’ because you were daydreaming? You weren’t being a good listener! And this can happen in your IELTS test too. The post IELTS Listening: The importance of good note-taking appeared first on IELTS blog.

  • IELTS Speaking: Using technology to improve your vocabulary
    by Eyad Darras, Language Assessment Consultant, British Council China on September 17, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Being successful with English, in IELTS and beyond, means finding a way to make using the language a regular part of your life. Learners often feel frustrated and lose interest in studying vocabulary when they find study materials rather boring and not connected to their own interests, but more interesting materials can be difficult to find and even more difficult to understand. The post IELTS Speaking: Using technology to improve your vocabulary appeared first on IELTS blog.

  • IELTS preparation: Using your mobile to boost your band score
    by Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish on September 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

    In this post we will look at IELTS Reading practice, IELTS Listening practice, and IELTS vocabulary — how to develop your vocabulary so that you can get the IELTS score you need. The focus of the post is on using your mobile phone to prepare for the IELTS test. The post IELTS preparation: Using your mobile to boost your band score appeared first on IELTS blog.

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  • IELTS Topics: Weather
    by David S. Wills on October 10, 2019 at 5:50 am

    There are certain topics in the IELTS exam which can be considered quite common. They are not guaranteed to appear in your next exam, but they are common enough that you really should spend some time studying them. One of these super common IELTS topics is weather. I’m sure that when you first began learning The post IELTS Topics: Weather appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • 5 Ways Get Feedback on Your English (from Native Speakers)
    by David S. Wills on October 1, 2019 at 11:54 am

    If you want to improve at English, then you need both practice and feedback. Practice is important, but… if you keep making the same mistakes over and over, it will only cause those mistakes to be embedded. When this happens, it will be harder to break them later. As such, you should find situations to The post 5 Ways Get Feedback on Your English (from Native Speakers) appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • Recent YouTube Videos
    by David S. Wills on September 19, 2019 at 9:05 am

    As most of you will know, in addition to writing articles about IELTS on this website, I also make YouTube videos. I do this because some people prefer to learn through videos and it is an easy, free way for people to learn how to improve at IELTS. I began making these YouTube videos in The post Recent YouTube Videos appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • How to Get Better at IELTS Writing by Overcoming Common Mistakes
    by David S. Wills on September 13, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Last year, I wrote an article about why people always score so poorly for IELTS writing compared to the other parts of the IELTS exam. It was a popular article because it’s a very common question. Everyone wants to know why their writing is graded so poorly. To put it as simply as possible, writing The post How to Get Better at IELTS Writing by Overcoming Common Mistakes appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • How to Write a Great IELTS Conclusion
    by David S. Wills on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 am

    When writing your IELTS task 2 essay, it is vital to have a good conclusion. However, many candidates don’t know how to do this. They wonder what a conclusion should include, and what it shouldn’t include. The process of writing a good conclusion is, to many, a complete mystery. In fact, the conclusion is usually The post How to Write a Great IELTS Conclusion appeared first on TED IELTS.

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IELTS Speaking test in Jordan – May 2017

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in Jordan she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Jordan

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Do you like living there?
– Why is that?
– Let’s talk about music.
– Do you like pop music?
– Why do you like it?
– What pop stars do you like?
– Have you seen any of them in person?

Cue Card

Talk about some happy news you received about a person you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What was the news?
– Why did you feel happy?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about happy news in general.
– How do people celebrate happy news in your hometown or city?
– Do you share happy news with other people?
– Why do you think some people get jealous?
– What kind of events are celebrated in your country?
– Let’s talk about news on TV and radio.
– Some say the media should report more happy news than bad news.
– Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
– Why do you think so?

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IELTS Speaking test in India – May 2017

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India recently and was asked the following questions:

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Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What do you do there?
– Do you need to work extra hours?
– How would you like to spend free time if you had it?

Cue Card

Tell me about a quiet place that you last visited. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When did you visit it?
– Who did you visit it with?

Discussion

– Did you like or dislike it? Why?
– Why do you think Golden Temple is a quiet place?
– What are other places people like to go to?
– Are there other places to visit except historical landmarks?
– Please give some examples.
– What are the main sources of noise in your city?
– How can infrastructure be linked?
– How can the government reduce noise pollution?

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Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack I will never forget lugging a briefcase packed with teaching books, seriously the thing must have weighed fifty pounds, through the airport in Newark, NJ to LAX to Tokyo to Shanghai to Beijing. I’m tired just writing that sentence. Imagine how i …
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IELTS test in India – May 2017 (Academic Module)

When H took the IELTS test in India she was given the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the GDP spending in three different areas: health, education and pensions in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many parents allow their children to play games on computers and other electronic devices because it helps to develop their technical skills. Do you think the advantages of this approach outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home town?
– What are some interesting things to see there?
– Is it a good place to live in?
– Will you continue to live there in the future?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– How often do you remember dreams after waking up?
– Do you like to listen to other people’s dreams?
– Would you like to study about dreams in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to wait to hear some important news. Please say

– What was the news or event that made you wait? Why?
– When and where did you hear the news?
– Describe your feelings after hearing it.

Discussion

– Let’s talk about things that make people wait.
– What are they?
– Can waiting be boring sometimes? Why?
– Some people don’t like waiting, why do you think it is so?
– Adults can wait for longer than children. Why?
– How did people from different countries communicate in the past?
– Do you think being patient is good?
– Is there a change in people’s patience today compared to the past?

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Getting IELTS Band 7.5 can be as simple as this:

Different people will tell you different things about IELTS – some think it’s hard, others say it’s quite easy, but everyone tends to agree that it’s NOT the kind of test you can just pass without studying.

Nathaline Onek Aparo, a test taker from Uganda, got Band 7.5 and here is what she thinks can help YOU achieve a similar result:

“First of all, those who intend to take the exam should identify a study partner where you can can access learning materials and get help. I recommend IELTS-BLOG.com because it helped me exceeding abundantly.

Secondly, practice for the exam non-stop. Use past exam papers, watch news, read newspapers. Generally, being informed about current affairs will be to your advantage. Time yourself as you practice so that you simulate a real exam situation. Time presents a major challenge to most candidates.

A word of caution: do not give more attention to some particular sections while ignoring others. Give all the sections equal yet serious attention.

On the day of the exam, arrive on time at the test venue. This will help you relax and have time to get acquainted with the environment.

Lastly, you need confidence, especially for the speaking test.

Wishing you all the best in your exams. Go make your dreams come true!”

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