Aspects and Tenses

The concepts of “aspects” and “tenses” in grammar are fundamental to understanding how verb forms are used in English to convey time and the nature of actions or states. They are distinct but interrelated grammatical categories. Tenses Aspects Interaction Between Tenses and Aspects In summary, while tenses are concerned with when an action or state … Read more

Task 1 Map

The IELTS map or floor plan task is designed to test your ability to compare and contrast information shown in a map or floor plan of a building. 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗔𝗦𝗞 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘪𝘯 1957 𝘢𝘯𝘥 2007. 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥The illustrations depict changes to a museum building and … Read more

Task 1 Process

The IELTS process task is designed to test your ability to compare and contrast information shown in a process diagram, or flow chart. 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗔𝗦𝗞 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘴. 𝗠𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥The process diagram illustrates how plastic bottles are recycled. Overall, there are nine steps starting with bottles being … Read more

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