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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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How to make fewer IELTS spelling mistakes

Three quick ways to make fewer IELTS spelling mistakes and improve your IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing band scores. 1. Practice IELTS spelling with this simple 4-step technique. The post How to make fewer IELTS spelling mistakes appeared first on … 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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Useful phrases for IELTS Speaking

Useful phrases for IELTS Speaking for when you don’t know what to say in the IELTS Speaking test. 1. I’m sorry. I didn’t catch that. 2. Could you repeat the question please? The post Useful phrases for IELTS Speaking appeared … Continue reading

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IELTS test in India – September 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend H remembered the following topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam in India: Listening test Section 1. A phone enquiry about rental accommodation. Section 2. About the fire department in a company. Section 3. About different types … 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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