Below you will find the answers to the lesson based on coroanvirus vocabulary. If you haven’t completed this lesson, please do so before looking at the answers below. Click here: Coronavirus Vocab Lesson Vocab Options: without signs symptom asymptomatic signs symptoms […]
Hi guys, I want to let you know about a new website which contains a lot of reading exercises that will be useful for your preparation. The website is aimed at articles which cover common topics in English language as well as IELTS. There are questions which you can complete and also vocabulary highlighted. The […]
Rounding off questions often surprise people in IELTS Speaking Part 2 because they aren’t prepared for them. These are questions which are asked at the end of your part 2 talk and before the part 3 discussion begins. IELTS Speaking Part 2 is the talk or sometimes called “the long turn”. You will be given […]
Learn how to improve your IELTS Letter to band score 9. Also get learn some English language vocabulary and grammar tips. IELTS candidates taking the General Training test will be given a letter, not a chart, in Writing Task 1. Learn how to take a letter from band 6 to band 9. If you are […]
This listening practice is about the current world issue of plastic straws and how they affect the environment. This is the type of listening you are likely to hear in section 4 of the listening test. Furthermore, the ideas are useful to learn for your writing and speaking test. It is also something I feel […]
Below you will find the transcript and answers to the listening practice lesson about plastic straws and the environment. If you haven’t completed this lesson, please do so before reading the transcript and answers. Click here: Straws Listening Practice Transcript I usually offer the transcripts so you can listen and read at the same time. […]
This lesson focuses on the topic of Media which is a common IELTS reading topic. The question type is sentence completion which basically means you fill in the gaps. This is the most common type of question in IELTS reading. Whether the information in news is trustworthy or not is a common question and topic […]
The answers to the reading lesson about “News we can trust”. If you haven’t completed this lesson yet, please do so before you look at the answers. To complete the lesson, click here: Reading Lesson Below are the questions, answers and vocabulary focus for the lesson. Questions 1 – 7: Complete the sentences using no […]
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- 6 more IELTS Essay Questions from 2021 broken down!by Shelly on September 14, 2021 at 7:25 am
6 more IELTS Essay Questions from 2021 broken down! Yes! Nick and I are back with one of our most popular episodes – breaking down IELTS essay questions from recent exams! Today, we look at 6 that I think are interesting because they either introduce a new topic that we have never seen covered in the exam before OR are a common essay question format that students often find difficult As always, the questions that we are looking at today are reported IELTS questions i.e. they are questions that have been remembered by my students in the test and re-told to me for inclusion in this post. However, although I am employed as a professional exam writer (you can read The post 6 more IELTS Essay Questions from 2021 broken down! appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- How to approach an IELTS 2-Part Essayby Shelly on September 7, 2021 at 8:44 am
How to approach an IELTS 2-Part Essay Over the last 12 months, I have noticed a definite trend in the type of questions that IELTS students are being asked to address in writing task two. It seems that the classic “problem / solution” questions are appearing less and less and, instead, test-takers are being asked to write an IELTS 2-Part essay. But, what is a 2-part essay? And how should you approach one to maximise your chance of a high score? That is what Nick and I are discussing in today’s podcast episode! Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links to useful materials and the times of each part of the discussion The post How to approach an IELTS 2-Part Essay appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- IELTS Exam Results: how you can apply for a breakdown of your speaking and writing exam scoresby Shelly on August 31, 2021 at 10:13 am
IELTS Exam Results One of the main frustrations for IELTS test-takers is that IELTS does not provide a breakdown of the scores for writing or speaking. In other words, you know that you got a 6.5 for writing, but you don’t know why. Was it a problem with lexis? Did you write off-topic? Or was it your Task One that let you down? Until now the answer has simply been, only the examiner knows. IELTS exam results were essentially a black box. However, this week, I received an email from a student that may change this. She was able to capitalise on the new European laws for data protection (called GDPR) to find out exactly what scores she was awarded The post IELTS Exam Results: how you can apply for a breakdown of your speaking and writing exam scores appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- IELTS Progress Check: A Reviewby Shelly on August 24, 2021 at 8:18 am
IELTS Progress Check: A Review A number of students have asked recently what we think about the new IELTS Progress Check. This is a relatively new service that offers students the chance to complete a full mock test in exam conditions that is marked by a trained examiner. The marketing for the service says that you will receive “an official feedback report, which includes an indicative overall test band score as well as a band score for each section of the test”, plus you will “receive personalised feedback chosen by the IELTS markers on all assessment criteria in your Speaking and Writing tests.” But, how does the service work and how detailed is the feedback that you will receive from The post IELTS Progress Check: A Review appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
- A deep dive into IELTS Matching Headings Questionsby Shelly on August 17, 2021 at 9:03 am
A deep dive into IELTS Matching Headings Hopefully, you have already completed our Introduction to IELTS Matching Headings questions and so know the basic techniques for approaching these questions well. If you haven’t, I strongly recommend that you click on this link to complete the lesson now. Too many students rely on skimming or scanning to find the answers, or just reading the first and last lines of a paragraph. Neither of those techniques work and will leave you feeling confused and frustrated But, what do you do if you are already using good technique but still cannot find the correct answers? Well, you are definitely not alone. IELTS Matching Headings questions continue to be the most difficult for many students, The post A deep dive into IELTS Matching Headings Questions appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.
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- IELTS Reading: The three sections in General Trainingby Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on September 14, 2021 at 2:00 am
Find out how to answer all three sections of the IELTS GT Reading test. Learn all about the topics, tips and test practice. The post IELTS Reading: The three sections in General Training appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Listening: Three things to get rightby Bryan Dowie, IELTS teacher, Hong Kong on September 7, 2021 at 2:30 am
These three tips will help you to avoid common IELTS Listening mistakes — and improve your band score. The post IELTS Listening: Three things to get right appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Speaking: Good speakers make mistakesby Sahar Azzam, Regional IELTS Academic Manager, British Council Middle East and North Africa on August 31, 2021 at 2:30 am
In this post, Sahar Azzam gives tips on how to overcome the fear of making mistakes in your IELTS Speaking test – and how to get comfortable making them. The post IELTS Speaking: Good speakers make mistakes appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Preparation: Getting the band score you needby Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish on August 24, 2021 at 2:30 am
This post covers all the basics of the IELTS test and what you can do next to prepare. The post IELTS Preparation: Getting the band score you need appeared first on IELTS blog.
- IELTS Writing: Too many words!by Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish on August 17, 2021 at 2:30 am
In this post, Sieon Lau talks about the official and recommended word limits, and how to make the most of your time in the IELTS Writing test. The post IELTS Writing: Too many words! appeared first on IELTS blog.