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IELTS Speaking test in India – February 2018

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in India, he was asked the following questions: Speaking test Interview – What is your full name? – Can I see your ID? – Where are you from? – Do you work or … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking: Good speakers make mistakes

  The IELTS Speaking test is the shortest test in all four modules: it lasts between 11-14 minutes. You might be forgiven, however, if you think of these 14 minutes as the longest in your lifetime, as they determine your … Continue reading

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IELTS test in New Zealand – February 2018 (Academic)

The topics and questions below were shared by an IELTS test taker from New Zealand: Listening test Section 1. A phone conversation between a staff member and a lady interested in a part-time job as a cycling leader. Section 2. … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: All the basics, from the British Council

The problem It’s easy to do badly in IELTS Listening if you don’t have a thorough understanding of what to expect. For example, are you confident you can answer these questions: Is it important to use capital letters accurately? Is … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Bangalore, India – January 2018

Our friend H took the IELTS exam in Bangalore, India, and was asked the following questions in the Speaking test: Speaking test Interview – What is your full name? – Can I see your ID? – Where are you from? … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: The importance of making good notes

  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 … Continue reading

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Phonetics: Vowels and Consonants Sounds Reference Sheet

This is a great reference document to help students learn and remember vowel and consonant sounds. The worksheet includes a sound and words that connect with each sound. It’s ideal for teachers to reference when working with young learners and … Continue reading

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IELTS Reading: How important is culture?

Will your culture affect your performance in IELTS Reading? Back in 1978, researchers at the University of Illinois conducted an experiment in which they asked subjects from India and the US to read two passages: one about an Indian wedding … Continue reading

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Penguins – How Many Words?

How many words worksheets can be used in many ways. You can use it as a competition, as a timed challenge or just for fun! Students can complete the task on their own or in groups or in pairs. How … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018!

Hello everyone! This is Simone, and if you were expecting another IELTS update, sorry – that’s not happening today. To be honest, I’m not really sorry for that. In fact, I am quite happy we’re doing something different today – … Continue reading

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