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- My IELTS Classroom Episode 47: How to write GOOD examples for your IELTS essayby Shelly on March 2, 2021 at 11:53 am
How to write GOOD examples for your IELTS essay Hey! Following on from last week’s episode, in which Nick and I explained how damaging fake examples are, today we look at how you can come up with good examples for your IELTS essay quickly and easily. The key is taking your own life experience or an observation that you have made in the real world, and turning it into universally accepted statement. Imagine that there are 100 people in front of you – a good example will be clear and accepted by 99 of them without question! Still confused? Then listen to find out more! Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links The post My IELTS Classroom Episode 47: How to write GOOD examples for your IELTS essay appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- 3 reasons why you should NEVER use fake examples in IELTS essaysby Shelly on February 22, 2021 at 9:10 am
3 reasons why you should NEVER use fake examples in IELTS essays Did you know that recent research at Cambridge University has shown that 100% of My IELTS Classroom students are satisfied with their course? I know – it surprised me too! What surprises me more, however, is that students continue to use fake examples in IELTS essays to “support” their ideas. I cannot express strongly enough how depressed this makes me feel. So, in today’s episode, I want to present my case as to why inventing fake statistics is pointless at best, and damaging to your writing score at worst. Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links to useful materials and The post 3 reasons why you should NEVER use fake examples in IELTS essays appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- IELTS Help – Listen to our Q&A!by Shelly on February 16, 2021 at 10:44 am
Need IELTS Help? Listen to our Q&A! Hey! Last week we asked you to email us any questions that you have about the IELTS exam, and boy did you deliver! Today, Nick and I try to answer as many as we can, which was a lot! If you are looking for general IELTS help, then this is the episode for you! One thing that we noticed when we were reading your emails was that many of you don’t realise that this podcast is not the main way that Nick and I help students on their IELTS journey! If you didn’t know that we offer video courses, daily live lessons, marking, and one-to-one lessons (!), then maybe you should go to The post IELTS Help – Listen to our Q&A! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- My IELTS Classroom Episode 44: IELTS Letters 2021by Shelly on February 9, 2021 at 7:29 am
IELTS Letters 2021 Hey – welcome to our IELTS letters 2021 episode! Every time one of my students emails me their IELTS results, the fist thing I ask them is “What questions did you have in the writing exam?” There are two reasons for this: First, it helps me understand if our students are performing better in some type of questions than others (so I can support future students better). Second, it allows me to build a bank of recent exam questions that I can give to my students to use for high-quality practice. This week, I updated my recent IELTS letters blog post to show 20 prompts that have been given in exams this year. Today, Nick and I The post My IELTS Classroom Episode 44: IELTS Letters 2021 appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- 20 Recent IELTS General Training Task 1 Questionsby Shelly on February 7, 2021 at 11:11 am
20 Recent IELTS General Training Task 1 Questions Since publishing my blog post 50 recent IELTS essay questions (General Training and Academic), I have been flooded with requests for similar posts for Task One questions. So, today, I want to share some recent IELTS General Training Task 1 questions that appeared in the January 2021 exams. Again, these are questions that were reported by students of My IELTS Classroom that I have edited to be as close as possible to the real questions. However, I want to make it very clear that these are only reproductions of the exam questions. Therefore, if you have one of these questions in your exams CHECK THE BULLETS VERY CAREFULLY. I only have the memory The post 20 Recent IELTS General Training Task 1 Questions appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
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- IELTS Preparation: Understanding your weak areasby Adrian Raper, Director, ClarityEnglish on March 2, 2021 at 2:15 am
It makes sense to want to work on what you’re good at over what challenges you. Dr. Adrian Raper suggests three ways you can work on your weak test areas and better prepare for your IELTS test. The post IELTS Preparation: Understanding your weak areas appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Writing Task 2: Everything you need to knowby Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on February 23, 2021 at 2:15 am
This post outlines everything you need to know about IELTS Writing Task 2 — from the basics, to a sample essay. The post IELTS Writing Task 2: Everything you need to know appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Reading: A quick fix?by Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 am
In this post, Andrew Stokes suggests five tips that can improve your IELTS Reading score when you are short of time. The post IELTS Reading: A quick fix? appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Listening: All the basics, from the British Councilby Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish on February 9, 2021 at 7:00 am
Andrew Stokes puts forward some questions to see if you know enough about the IELTS Listening test — and gives tips on how you can get to know the basics. The post IELTS Listening: All the basics, from the British Council appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Speaking: Opinionated discourse markersby Eyad Darras, Language Assessment Consultant, British Council China on February 2, 2021 at 2:30 am
Eyad Darras explains what discourse markers are, how to use them, and how they can improve your IELTS band score. The post IELTS Speaking: Opinionated discourse markers appeared first on IELTS blog.