Interpreting IELTS writing topics

CAN YOU CORRECTLY INTERPRET THIS TOPIC’S NUANCES? Correctly interpreting the topic is really important and can have a huge impact on your score.  The topic sets the boundaries or scope of your answer.  The higher your required score the closer you need to remain within those boundaries.  However, this can be quite hard as there … Read more


This blog gives my top ten tips to prepare for an IELTS test. For convenience, I have turned this into a pdf for you to download. Top 10 Factors for IELTS Success 1.Improve your overall English ability The IELTS exam has been designed to test your ability to communicate in English, so ultimately you cannot score … Read more


IMPROVING ENGLISH With regards to your study plan, to really improve your English requires a lot of hard work and dedication. If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution you’re not going to find it and simply paying money won’t solve it. The only way to really improve your English is to get immersed … Read more

7 Steps to Improve IELTS Exam Writing

Step One: Identify the Different Tasks The Different Types of Task One in the IELTS Writing Exam Task one of the IELTS writing exam can be separated into two key types. Static tasks, which are tasks that have only one time period; and change over time tasks, which have two or more different time periods. … Read more

speaking test success

In order to achieve success in the speaking test I suggest the following:   1. Understand the four grading criteria of the test: 2. Make sure you understand what is required in each part of the speaking test, by looking at sample questions: 3. Build strategies to give extended answers … Read more

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