ielts speaking test advice

USEFUL ADVICE FOR THE SPEAKING TEST I gave the following advice to a student based on written versions of his answers to questions for part two of the IELTS speaking test. I will include a couple of examples to illustrate the points I made to the student.   1. USE COMPLEX SENTENCES to boost grammar Avoid short … Read more

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 13 REPORTS ANSWERS

Model Answer for Cambridge IELTS 13 writing test reports task 1 The chart below shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011 model answer The bar chart illustrates the proportion of households who lived in their own or rented accommodation in England and Wales from 1918 … Read more

CAMBRIDGE 14 ESSAYS ANSWERS

Model answers for Cambridge IELTS Book 14 Task 2 Essays. [book 15 answers here] Written by Mike Wattie, IELTS examiner and author. Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations.Discuss … Read more

Speaking Speed in your IELTS Test

This video talks about the right speed for you to speak at. It covers speaking too fast and too slowly. This video is made by Mike Wattie, examiner and IELTS tutor I am available for 1 to 1 lessons to help you with your speaking test. IELTS Mock Speaking Test over the Internet

Memorised Answers in your IELTS Test

Dangers with memorising answers for part 2 of the IELTS speaking test are covered in this video along with ways to fool the examiner that your answer is not memorised. This video is made by Mike Wattie, examiner and IELTS tutor I am available for 1 to 1 lessons to help you with your speaking test. IELTS Mock … Read more

IELTS listening tips

TIP 1: Read the instructions carefully. Often times, the instruction you’re going to see before the recording start are something like: “Write no more than three words.” This is an example of an instruction you must follow. One mistake a lot of students make during the IELTS is they don’t read instructions properly. You can’t … Read more

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