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Beginning of the Year Conversation Game

This worksheet is a nice way to to review previous knowledge. Everything is here: grammar (tenses, modals), topic vocabulary (free time activities, school subjects, extreme sports, music, description of a person/city, etc). Also, it gives students the … BusyTeacher: Free … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: How important is spelling?

  The British Council’s LearnEnglish site answers this question clearly and succinctly: ‘Everything must be spelled correctly.’ So, what are the pitfalls? In this blog post we’re going to look at just one scenario. The problem In the IELTS Listening … Continue reading

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IELTS Writing: Boost your score by reading

  ‘Reading and writing cannot be separated from each other: the more in-depth reading you do, the more in-depth writing you will eventually do.’ The University of Washington points to a clear link between reading and writing. Reading exposes you … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking test in Brazil – July 2017

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in Brazil, 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 test in Brazil – July 2017 (General Training)

Our kind friend E took the IELTS test in Brazil and remembered the following details: Listening test Section 1. Information about a new job vacancy at a company. Section 2. Students talked about different universities. Section 3. Don’t remember. Section … Continue reading

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IELTS test in India – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend R took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions: Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a graph showing the population figures of three cities from 1990 to 2000 … Continue reading

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IELTS Results competition winners in July 2017

Today is the day every participant in our monthly IELTS results competition has been waiting for! We’re happy to report that, although many of you were enjoying your IELTS-free summer, we are about to present 11 bright people with a … Continue reading

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IELTS Reading: True/ False/ Not Given

  Many candidates find the True/ False/ Not Given question one of the most challenging tasks in the Reading test. In fact, the biggest problem is the ‘Not Given’ option. Most candidates are not used to having this option and … Continue reading

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IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and India – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friends K and J took their IELTS tests in Saudi Arabia and India, and remembered some of the questions they had: Writing test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar chart showing the consumption of bottled … Continue reading

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WH Questions: Who? What?

Who did that? What did you say? Many questions begin with the words “who” and “what.” Read each question and choose the correct answer. Once you have answered all of the questions, try coming up with some questions of your … Continue reading

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