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  • Language for IELTS compare essays
    by Shelly on October 20, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Language for IELTS compare essays You can guarantee that some point during your IELTS exam, you will need to demonstrate that you can make good comparisons. Interestingly, although the language of comparison is introduced at an Elementary level in most English course books, this is something that many high-level students still struggle with. Today, Nick and describe 4 ways that you can make comparisons in IELTS compare essays, and then show how the same techniques can be used to good effect in the speaking test (which Nick giving a masterful demonstration of how to answer some Part 3 questions)! Below, you can find a summary of the episode, which includes all of the links to useful materials and the times The post Language for IELTS compare essays appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • IELTS or TOEFL?
    by Shelly on October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am

    IELTS or TOEFL? IELTS is not the only exam that you can take to prove your level of English. TOEFL is also a well-established test of academic English and is accepted in thousands of universities worldwide. So, which is the best exam for you? IELTS or TOEFL? Well, that’s what we will be discussing today as we take a deep-dive into the world of TOEFL to show you how it is similar and different to IELTS. 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 (so you can go directly to the part you want to listen to) 🚀 Subscribe to My IELTS The post IELTS or TOEFL? appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • What is our new Podcast Patreon?
    by Shelly on October 12, 2021 at 7:02 am

    What is our new Podcast Patreon? Since we launched in May 2020, Nick and I have recorded over 80 episodes of the My IELTS Classroom Podcast. We have covered topics as diverse as how to tackle multiple choice questions in Listening Part 3, to how to stay calm in your IELTS exam, and how to brainstorm ideas for recently reported questions. However, even though Nick and I have invested hours of our free time into crafting, recording and editing each episode, we have always been adamant that the podcast is and always will be free and open to all IELTS test-takers. This is something we both believe strongly in, and as our listenership has grown from a few hundred to a The post What is our new Podcast Patreon? appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • 50 Recent IELTS Essay Questions
    by Shelly on October 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

    50 Recent IELTS Essay Questions  Hey! It is so important that when you sit down to practice IELTS writing, you only use questions that are “genuine”. This means using either questions that come from the IELTS Cambridge 1 – 15 series or those that have been created by an exam writer like those in my 100 IELTS essay question blog post. However, many students like to practice recent IELTS essay questions i.e. topics that have been reported by recent test-takers. I understand why students want to do this – knowing what the recent IELTS essays questions are and checking that you can answer them is reassuring. However, unfortunately, test-takers rarely (if ever) manage to accurately remember the wording of the question that they had The post 50 Recent IELTS Essay Questions appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

  • IELTS Online: A new way to sit the test in 2022
    by Shelly on October 7, 2021 at 6:31 am

    IELTS Online: A new way to sit the test in 2022 From 2022 IELTS test-takers around the world will have the opportunity to take a secure version of the test at home in a new product called IELTS Online. In a stunning announcement today, IELTS announced that the Academic version of the test that will enable students to take the test from their own home on a purpose built secure remote proctoring form will be launched in 2022. IELTS moved to a digital format in 2021 at the start of the COVID pandemic with the launch of IELTS Indicator – an online version of the test that was accepted by universities as an indicative score of proof of English (but The post IELTS Online: A new way to sit the test in 2022 appeared first on My IELTS Classroom Blog.

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  • New IELTS Video Lessons
    by David S. Wills on October 23, 2021 at 6:17 am

    Here are some recent videos I have made to help you get through the IELTS exam. These are intended for both IELTS speaking and IELTS listening. You can subscribe here if you want weekly lessons for free. How to Structure IELTS Map Descriptions This video talks about the structure that you need to use for The post New IELTS Video Lessons appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • Describe a Childhood Memory [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
    by David S. Wills on October 18, 2021 at 8:25 am

    In part 2 of the IELTS speaking test, you could be asked to describe many different things – people, places, prizes, plants, animals, and so on. Today, we are going to look at a cue card that asks you to describe a childhood memory. In this lesson, I will show you some useful language, talk The post Describe a Childhood Memory [IELTS Speaking Part 2] appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • Cambridge IELTS 16 Sample Answer [Driverless Vehicles]
    by David S. Wills on October 11, 2021 at 8:07 am

    When practising for IELTS writing task 2, it is very useful to use past exam questions. Unfortunately, as I discussed here, most IELTS questions that you find online are actually fake, but luckily you can find real ones in the Cambridge IELTS book series. The latest in this series is Cambridge IELTS 16. Today, I The post Cambridge IELTS 16 Sample Answer [Driverless Vehicles] appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • Describe an Interesting Person
    by David S. Wills on October 5, 2021 at 5:07 am

    In the IELTS speaking test, for part 2, you might be asked to describe a person. There are many different types of people you could be asked to talk about, including a polite person, a famous person, a sportsperson, a friend, and so on. Today, however, I am going to show you how to describe The post Describe an Interesting Person appeared first on TED IELTS.

  • IELTS Reading Practice: Academic (2021): A Review
    by David S. Wills on September 26, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Next month, there will be a new resource available to IELTS candidates around the world. It is a book called IELTS Reading Practice: Academic and it is written by Peter Clements and Paul Murphy. The book begins, as one might expect, with a guide that shows readers how to make the most of it, and The post IELTS Reading Practice: Academic (2021): A Review appeared first on TED IELTS.

IELTS Speaking test in Jordan – May 2017

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in Jordan she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Jordan

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Do you like living there?
– Why is that?
– Let’s talk about music.
– Do you like pop music?
– Why do you like it?
– What pop stars do you like?
– Have you seen any of them in person?

Cue Card

Talk about some happy news you received about a person you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What was the news?
– Why did you feel happy?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about happy news in general.
– How do people celebrate happy news in your hometown or city?
– Do you share happy news with other people?
– Why do you think some people get jealous?
– What kind of events are celebrated in your country?
– Let’s talk about news on TV and radio.
– Some say the media should report more happy news than bad news.
– Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
– Why do you think so?

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IELTS Speaking test in India – May 2017

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India recently and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What do you do there?
– Do you need to work extra hours?
– How would you like to spend free time if you had it?

Cue Card

Tell me about a quiet place that you last visited. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When did you visit it?
– Who did you visit it with?

Discussion

– Did you like or dislike it? Why?
– Why do you think Golden Temple is a quiet place?
– What are other places people like to go to?
– Are there other places to visit except historical landmarks?
– Please give some examples.
– What are the main sources of noise in your city?
– How can infrastructure be linked?
– How can the government reduce noise pollution?

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Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack I will never forget lugging a briefcase packed with teaching books, seriously the thing must have weighed fifty pounds, through the airport in Newark, NJ to LAX to Tokyo to Shanghai to Beijing. I’m tired just writing that sentence. Imagine how i …
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IELTS test in India – May 2017 (Academic Module)

When H took the IELTS test in India she was given the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the GDP spending in three different areas: health, education and pensions in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many parents allow their children to play games on computers and other electronic devices because it helps to develop their technical skills. Do you think the advantages of this approach outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home town?
– What are some interesting things to see there?
– Is it a good place to live in?
– Will you continue to live there in the future?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– How often do you remember dreams after waking up?
– Do you like to listen to other people’s dreams?
– Would you like to study about dreams in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to wait to hear some important news. Please say

– What was the news or event that made you wait? Why?
– When and where did you hear the news?
– Describe your feelings after hearing it.

Discussion

– Let’s talk about things that make people wait.
– What are they?
– Can waiting be boring sometimes? Why?
– Some people don’t like waiting, why do you think it is so?
– Adults can wait for longer than children. Why?
– How did people from different countries communicate in the past?
– Do you think being patient is good?
– Is there a change in people’s patience today compared to the past?

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Getting IELTS Band 7.5 can be as simple as this:

Different people will tell you different things about IELTS – some think it’s hard, others say it’s quite easy, but everyone tends to agree that it’s NOT the kind of test you can just pass without studying.

Nathaline Onek Aparo, a test taker from Uganda, got Band 7.5 and here is what she thinks can help YOU achieve a similar result:

“First of all, those who intend to take the exam should identify a study partner where you can can access learning materials and get help. I recommend IELTS-BLOG.com because it helped me exceeding abundantly.

Secondly, practice for the exam non-stop. Use past exam papers, watch news, read newspapers. Generally, being informed about current affairs will be to your advantage. Time yourself as you practice so that you simulate a real exam situation. Time presents a major challenge to most candidates.

A word of caution: do not give more attention to some particular sections while ignoring others. Give all the sections equal yet serious attention.

On the day of the exam, arrive on time at the test venue. This will help you relax and have time to get acquainted with the environment.

Lastly, you need confidence, especially for the speaking test.

Wishing you all the best in your exams. Go make your dreams come true!”

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