Category Archives: Ielts Coaching

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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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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IELTS Preparation: Key facts for test day

  IELTS is a challenging test. You can reduce the stress by making sure that you understand all the rules and have all the practicalities under control for the test day. Here are four key points, and some do’s and … Continue reading

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IELTS Speaking: How to improve your fluency

  When you are preparing for the Speaking test, it’s really important to improve your fluency. Here’s an idea that might help. A simple exercise Join with a few friends to practise for Part 2 of the Speaking test, which … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: Three things that can go wrong

  Most people find the Listening test more stressful than the Reading test. That’s because when you are reading, you have the texts in front of you and you can refer to them more than once. When you are listening, … 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 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 Listening: Making the impossible possible

The problem ‘We have to listen and read and write all at the same time — that’s impossible!’ This is a common comment from students preparing for the IELTS Listening test. It is not easy to do all of these things … Continue reading

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IELTS Preparation: The best way to prepare for IELTS

The IELTS test is critically important for most people. It can make the difference between studying overseas and staying at home; between having your immigration status confirmed or denied — perhaps for ever. So, with your IELTS test coming up, … Continue reading

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