Talking about your daily routines in IELTS Speaking Part 1

If you don’t already know, I am a horror film fan and so you shouldn’t be surprised when I tell you that I enjoy watching the television series, Dexter. The story is about a serial killer who also works for the police. Interesting, yes? Hollywood films have been very unoriginal and disappointing these days so […]

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Discussing customer service in IELTS Speaking Part 2

I have just been on the phone with two companies who had called me long-distance to help me 1) sort out problems that I have been having with my accounts lately. Although I couldn’t see their faces, I could hear their 2) genuine 3) uncondescending smiles as they were talking to me. This type of […]

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Resources to help you become great at IELTS Speaking Part 1!

Some candidates are still struggling with this part of the test and I went through some key techniques with my students during our online lessons yesterday. If you need help with Part 1, here are some websites to get you started: IELTS speaking 10 top tips | Dominic Cole’s IELTS and Beyond (some good tips […]

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How to use -ed or -ing correctly in IELTS Speaking

ESLhiphop.com has requested that I do a post on –ed and –ing adjectives as English learners are often confused by these. As a teacher myself, I have also come across several students struggling with this in their IELTS Speaking practice. For instance, I would quite often hear: I hate travelling by plane. It makes me feel […]

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