In letter writing, it is important for IELTS candidates to be able to distinguish between expressions that are appropriate for formal correspondence and those that are more suitable for social messages. Unsurprisingly, students seem to think that as long as their grammar is right, then their writing would be OK. This is, unfortunately, a myth! […]Read more "Informal expressions in IELTS Writing Task 1"
For those who are taking the IELTS soon, here are a few reminders for the Reading test – both Academic and General: There is far too much material for you to be able to read everything and answer all questions in the time available. You should aim to answer the questions while reading as little […]Read more "Strategies for IELTS Reading"
Here is an example answer from an IELTS Speaking Part 3 interview. Photo Credit: Marc via Compfight You can read the transcript to the questions and response below: IELTS Speaking Part 3 – Markets 1 from The IELTS Tutor on Vimeo. Well, in the country where I live now, people generally prefer to go to […]Read more "IELTS Speaking Part 3 – Markets"
Well, your pencils are sharpened and you are now ready to start the Writing section of the IELTS. You have understood the important strategies and techniques that you need to use when you practised by yourself and with your tutor. Photo Credit: nathan17 via Compfight Before you receive your first question paper, you run through […]Read more "Rules for IELTS Writing Task 1"
If you own a mobile device and are looking for apps that may help you with your test preparations, then you may want to have a look at the websites below. There is a wide range of software applications out there for IELTS candidates to use for free that may help with practising skills necessary […]Read more "Free IELTS Mobile Apps!"
In the IELTS Speaking module, candidates can be asked a variety of questions, and one of the topics that may be asked in either Part 1, 2, or 3, could be about television programmes. A question from Part 1 may come as: What kind of TV programmes do you enjoy watching? One from Part 2 […]Read more "Talking about television in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
Some of my students are doing their IELTS test this weekend and my thoughts are with them at this very important time. Here are some tips and hints to remember when you go into the test. The Golden Rule is: ALWAYS READ / LISTEN TO INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Photo Credit: Melanie Holtsman via Compfight The Listening […]Read more "Best IELTS Tips!"
Punctuation is an area that can be easily overlooked by candidates who could be more concerned with producing correct sentences only in terms of verbs and tenses. What IELTS students need to remember is that punctuation forms part of your Grammar and Accuracy assessment, and neglecting this can cost you marks. In my experience teaching […]Read more "Commas in IELTS Writing"
Scanning is something that IELTS candidates will have to do when confronted with a very long text. Therefore, it is good practice to try to do this often as you will find that your eye movement gets better gradually when you see a lengthy passage. Especially when you do not have time on your side! […]Read more "Matching in IELTS Reading"
Band score 8 “Rozitah is a very skilled teacher. I have taken her IELTS speaking lessons for about a month, in which she gave me very useful and practical advice from a former examiner’s view. As a result, I got the band score of 8.0 in IELTS speaking! I am so happy with this result […]Read more "Reviews like this!"