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BRAINSTORMING IDEAS AND WRITING AN ESSAY PLAN

Brainstorming ideas is difficult for students. They often find it difficult to think of ideas, and think they don’t know what to write about.   …

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UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS REQUIRED AND THE MARKING CRITERIA

  It is very important to read the question carefully. Make sure you really focus on the tasks and produce what the examiner is looking …

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FOCUSING ON THE QUESTION: SELECTING, COMPARING, SUMMARISING

In this week’s article, I want to focus on some critical factors involved in writing an effective IELTS writing task 1. I will focus on …

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT DIAGRAMS

For writing task 1 you need to describe one or more diagrams which could be a: – Line graph – Bar chart – Pie chart …

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3 IMPORTANT TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR FLUENCY

As with all languages, it takes time for language learners to improve their general fluency. Therefore, the longer you spend on practising your fluency in …

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5 PART 1 IELTS SPEAKING TIPS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW

We are going to discuss in detail how you can answer the questions given to you by the examiner in your IELTS Speaking examination.   …

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MORE TIPS FOR IELTS SPEAKING SUCCESS

Most of you may have a very good speaking ability. And you think you have the chance to get that 7 or above band score …

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WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND DEVELOPING ARGUMENTS

IELTS examiners just love writing paragraphs!  A good paragraph should contain: – A topic sentence – Your opinion, view, idea about one main topic – …

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3 SIMPLE BUT ABSOLUTELY EFFECTIVE TIPS IN IELTS SPEAKING

The truth is that we all make mistakes – because we are human. Mistakes in IELTS may cost us a lot – in terms of …

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT GRAMMAR IN THE IELTS SPEAKING TEST

One of the things that may surprise a lot of English learners is how often native speakers use the wrong grammar in their conversations. Sentences …

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Articles In English – Definite, Indefinite And Zero

The series of articles in the coming weeks is designed to help candidates move from level 6 to level 7. Being able to move from …

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Describe Increase/Decrease: with Adjectives, Adverbs & Prepositions

Adjectives & Adverbs   The first part of the article will focus on twenty adjectives/ adverbs that you can use to help make your description …

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