Redundant language IELTS speaking test

Use redundant language to: 1. start answers smoothly2. buy time to think3. make your answers seem longer Examples of redundant language To be honest Frankly speaking As far as I am concerned Honestly speaking Generally speaking As for me I think To be frank Quite honestly Actually, I would have say, Well, Most definitely, Without … Read more


Book 17 IELTS past test papers for the Academic test. These are real test papers that allow you to experience a real version of the IELTS test, prepare for it, and get an idea of your band score. Resources for Book 17 For the writing academic test questions:  reports and essays. Speaking test: See my list of speaking questions … Read more


It is important for people to take risks, both in their professional lives and their personal lives.Do you think the advantages of taking risks outweigh the disadvantages? MAIN IDEAS + create opportunities [prospects] + build resilience – Danger [hazard] MODEL ANSWER Risk-taking can be critical for people’s working and private lives. I believe the merits … Read more


The maps below show an industrial area in the town of Norbiton, and planned future development of the site. COLLEAGUES ANSWER Note: I think this answer by my colleague is much better than the one I wrote below. I think the reason why is that it is better to structure this task by map and … Read more

IELTS beginners first steps course

This course is a beginner’s course for the IELTS test. It is the ideal first steps for students with a band score below 6. The emphasis of this course is on building-up language to be able to deal with the eight most common topics in the test. For each of these topics, vocabulary and grammar are … Read more

best quick online course for ielts writing

This course is best suited to students who need quick feedback on their IELTS writing tasks. It is ideal for students who need to quickly raise their score by half a band. If you need to increase your score by more than half a band you might be interested in my other online IELTS courses: … Read more

Best Online IELTS Courses

My online IELTS courses offer you the best way to pass the test due to my collective wisdom as an examiner and tutor for over 20 years. I have also published six IELTS books. You’ll learn how to develop the skills and strategies needed to obtain the best result. As well as these you’ll discover … Read more

Online Speaking Course

Price: 85 USD per student [Maximum of 6 students per course] Length: 90 minutes per lesson for 5 lessons Contents: In each lesson, the student will be given instructions by the teacher regarding one section of the speaking test. In addition, the student will practice answering questions with feedback from the teacher. Resources: e-book, videos, … Read more

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