When you’re taking the IELTS writing exam, it’s understandable that you want to work as quickly as possible. After all, you only have an hour to write the answer to TWO questions! BUT! Taking a few minutes to prepare before you begin writing can have a great impact on your writing score! So before you start writing, do these things first: 1: Read the Question Carefully - And Make Sure You Understand It This step is so important to getting a good score on your writing test - a
Tell the truth. Are you lying about the IELTS exam? Or worse, are you telling those lies to other students? As an IELTS teacher I have heard many students share advice that, as an IELTS examiner, I know is in incorrect. In this post I would like to debunk three common IELTS myths. LIE #1: I will get a different score if I take the test a different center. (Also known as ‘I will get a different score at a center run by IDP than if I take the test at a British Council Center.’)
Having trouble writing about maps? We're not surprised. Writing about maps for IELTS Task 1 seem really tricky. But we have a treasure waiting for you…ok – well a treasure of vocabulary and pointers for you to write an amazing Task 1 answer! When you take the writing portion of the IELTS Academic exam, you may have to write about a map in Task 1. Though maps are less common than charts or processes, it is always good to be prepared! And be glad! Getting a map on Task 1 is act
Are you taking the IELTS exam soon? Do you need help with the writing section of the test? Do you know how to write about processes for the IELTS exam? This course is all about learning how to write about process diagrams for Task 1 of the IELTS exam. If you want a great score on IELTS Writing, then this course will help get you there! It will give you a simple easy to use formula for how to approach Task 1 when you are given a diagram of a process on the IELTS exam. This for
Hi there! Are you taking the IELTS exam soon? Are you ready for the writing exam? A lot of people get nervous about the time restrictions on the IELTS writing exam. However, if you know how to manage your time effectively, it will help you achieve IELTS success! Welcome to "Tips for IELTS Writing Part 2 - Tips to Manage Your Time on the IELTS Writing Exam!" In this video, we will review how to plan your writing answers and how to manage the time restrictions on IELTS Writing
The most common types of IELTS Writing Task 1 are graphs, charts and tables. Welcome to the part three in our three part series on Vocabulary for Graphs, Charts and Tables! In this article, we will cover words to compare, contrast and clarify the data in your chart, graph or table. Let’s look at some examples using the following chart! COMPARE AND CONTRAST Compare: Contrast: INTENSIFIERS Intensify: Weaken: PREPOSITIONS Sample Answer Note: This sample is to show how the words
The most common types of IELTS Writing Task 1 are graphs, charts and tables. When writing about charts on IELTS Writing Task 1, you will need to use words to describe highs/lows and changes in your data. Welcome to the part two in our three part series on Vocabulary for Graphs, Charts and Tables! In this article, we will cover words to describe highs/lows and changes in your chart, graph or table. Let’s look at some examples using the following chart! HIGHS AND LOWS High Poin
The most common types of IELTS Writing Task 1 are graphs, charts and tables. Welcome to the first in our three part series on Vocabulary for Graphs, Charts and Tables! In this series, we will cover words for: Graphs, charts and tables Highs and lows Changes Compare and contrast Intensifiers Prepositions What are graphs, charts and tables? Graphs, charts and tables take data and summarize in a visual representation to make the information easy to understand. Table is an easy o
Get to know our "Unlocking IELTS" instructor, Melanie Johnson! Melanie Johnson, the creator of our IELTS course, has over 15 years of experience teaching English and IELTS preparation. Throughout her career, she has worked in a number of universities in the UK as well as the Middle East, she has worked for EU Parliament and is now the Academic Director of a language school in Santa Monica, California. In 2017, Melanie was recognized for her achievements and was awarded "Teach
Hi there! Are you taking the IELTS exam soon? Are you ready for the writing exam? A lot of people give students advice on what to do on the IELTS writing exam - but there are some things that you should NEVER do on IELTS writing! Welcome to "Tips for IELTS Writing Part 1- Five things you should never do on the IELTS writing exam!" In this video, we will review five common mistakes that students make on the IELTS writing exam. Want to learn more tips on IELTS Writing Task 1? C
Are you taking the IELTS exam soon? Do you know how to write about graphs and charts for the IELTS exam? Do you want to get a great score? Then you will love our new course Unlocking IELTS: Academic Writing Task 1 - Graphs! We are SO excited to announce the launch of our online course! This course is all about writing for graphs and charts in Task 1 and is the first in our series on how to approach IELTS. This course will give you: A easy formula to use when writing IELTS Tas
Do you have the IELTS Speaking Exam coming up? Do you want to get a great score? Remember these five tips for a successful exam! 1: RELAX. The examiner wants you to do well! Yes, the examiner is scoring your language, but they also want you to be comfortable and to enjoy the test. Don't think of the test as a regular exam! Instead, view the IELTS speaking test as a nice conversation with a friendly stranger and you’ll do great!
2: GIVE A REAL ANSWER, NOT A MEMORIZED ANSWER.