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

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

IELTS Online Writing Course

A course to learn about all the different types of essays and reports or letters in the IELTS test and how to write them. Length: 7 lessons of 90 minutesContents: In each lesson, the student will be given instructions by the teacher regarding aspects of the writing test and given homework tasks to practice writing … Read more

Map for IELTS Writing Test

The maps below show how the town of Harborne changes from 1936 to 2007. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.     The illustrations reveal changes that occurred in the township of Harborne from 1936 to 2007. Overall, the town became a much larger residential area … Read more

Change Over Time

IELTS Change Over Time Task Task Instructions The IELTS change over time task is designed to test your ability to explain information during different time periods shown in a line graph, bar graph, pie chart, table, process diagram, or map (the last two tasks will be covered in a separate section). You must present the information in your own … Read more

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