Where Does IELTS Reading Come From?

Where do IELTS Reading come from?

What are the sources of IELTS reading test papers and where do they come from? Well, that’s a great question my beautiful band seekers! IELTS reading texts come from real life sources. They are not created especially for the test. Essentially, they come from books, journals, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, and company hand books. The…

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Why Is IELTS So Expensive?

Why is IELTS so expensive?

Why Is IELTS So Expensive? And Is IELTS Worth it? IELTS is so expensive for four main reasons. Firstly, you are paying for the famous name, ‘Cambridge’, ‘The British Council’. Secondly, all speaking and writing tests are marked manually by IELTS examiners who need to be trained and paid. Finally, like any business there are…

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Want A Higher Score In IELTS?

Want a higher score in IELTS? Then here are the 4 killer steps you must take to achieve your goal – and this is coming from a former IELTS examiner, so pay attention. Firstly, know the test format. Secondly, know your weaknesses. Thirdly, know the next step up in the band marking criteria, and fourthly,…

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How To Get A Band 9 In IELTS Speaking

Firstly, to be clear I am a former IELTS Speaking examiner and so the information I am offering is genuine and the advice I give will work. This article, is aimed at students who are already very good at English and are just looking for that extra nudge to get them from an IELTS band…

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How To Paraphrase in IELTS Writing

How to paraphrase in IELTS writing and speaking

What is paraphrasing in IELTS? The use of paraphrasing in IELTS is what allows you to show that you have a sufficient range of vocabulary to cope with the task, whether it is in speaking or writing. Paraphrasing in IELTS is the skill of being able to read or hear one or more sentences, and…

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How To Prepare For IELTS In 2 Days

The short answer to how to prepare for IELTS in 2 days: Do a complete IELTS test so you understand the format. Do it under timed conditions so you know how fast you need to work. Read up on IELTS test techniques and strategies, they will make more sense once you have done a practice…

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What Should I Listen To Improve IELTS Listening?

ielts listening free practice materials

Here’s the short answer to what should I listen to to improve IELTS listening: Past IELTS papers to understand the question type and format. IELTS listening strategies on Youtube to see which ones work for you. Everyday conversations from series and soaps, this will help with part 1 of the test featuring general conversations. TED…

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Common Mistakes in IELTS Essays You Need To Avoid!

IELTS essay mistakes

Here are some common mistakes in IELTS Essays you need to make sure you do not make: Not developing body paragraphs around one main idea. Not actually answering the question and going off topic. Trying to come up with ‘clever ideas’ that end up being too hard to explain clearly. Deliberately trying to insert complicated…

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Why Can’t I Get An IELTS Band 7

Here are some answers to the question why can’t I get an IELTS band 7… You don’t do active listening practise, you just listen to movies and music with no specific purpose to your listening. You keep taking the test hoping it will just get easier or you will get luckier on test day. You…

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How To Clear IELTS Easily?

If you want to know how to clear IELTS easily then here you go: There are no short cuts to success, you must practice sufficiently. You must get feedback on your practice tests, otherwise how can you know what to improve? You must be willing to do things differently. There is no point getting feedback…

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