There are many IELTS Reading Tips and Strategies articles out there so I won’t go too deep on that talking about similar things. What I would like to address here are some of your concerns and fears. I don’t want you to feel like you are blindfolded when you walk into the IELTS reading exam.… More IELTS Reading Fears and General Concerns
Can I improve my IELTS band score in 2 weeks? A common question students have about preparing for the IELTS test is, how long do I need to prepare for the test, so that to get the band scores that I need? I see many schools, courses, and teachers promise or guarantee students they will… More IELTS Preparation – How long do I need to prepare for the test to get the band scores that I need?
Ok. This time, let’s pick a question about Old Objects in Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test, and discuss how we can answer the question. Question: Can you suggest how more people could be encouraged to visit museums? What are the key words here? Suggest, encouraged, visit museums
You may be struggling to find someone to help check your writing work right? I would recommend you use this programme called Grammarly. Native speakers struggle with their writing sometimes. Often we can’t find another person to help proofread our work just to make sure there is no grammatical mistake before we hand in an… More IELTS Writing – Grammarly – your proofreading buddy
Whenever we asked students these two questions, often the answers are not as positive as we would hope: What do you do when you find words in a text that you do not understand? What percentage of a text do you need to understand in order to get the general meaning?
I know that many students find speaking to someone in English particularly for two minutes is a very difficult thing to do. Also, in the IELTS speaking test task 2, you cannot choose what you want to say. There is always a cue card provided and you can only talk about that. For example: Describe… More IELTS Speaking Part 2 – How to speak for 2 minutes
I have seen recently many students attempting to write the Academic IELTS writing task 1 and all struggle in their overview sentences. If you refer to the description on the Task Achievement criterion on the IELTS academic writing Task 1 area, you will see the following: (quoted from http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/IELTS_task_1_Writing_band_descriptors.pdf) Overview, if no data to support… More IELTS Writing – Task 1 – Overview – how to get higher than 5.0 in Task Achievement
Your speaking test is done separately from the other three test components. Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in this order on either a Thursday or Saturday. However, speaking test can be conducted within 7 days before or after your test day. I have seen so many people crying saying they have missed the… More IELTS Test Day – Speaking Test time
The following video will help you understand more about the test structure of the IELTS speaking test. IELTS Speaking Test – Test Structure
In part 2 of IELTS Speaking, it is always about telling a story, which involves DESCRIPTION of a variety of things / events / people.