Choosing the right words in IELTS Writing Task 1

In IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, candidates have to be careful when using language to describe data. And quite often, a common mistake that I have come across when marking papers is the confusion between amount, number, and quantity. For example, it would be inappropriate to say A large amount of cars … Cars is […]

Read more "Choosing the right words in IELTS Writing Task 1"

IELTS Vocabulary – American and British English

IELTS candidates may encounter a few expressions in the IELTS that are crucial to helping them understand a recording, or a reading text. For example in the Listening test, you could find a question such as: Where did the the man keep his books? A – In his bedroom cupboard. B – On the top […]

Read more "IELTS Vocabulary – American and British English"

Frequently Asked Questions about the IELTS

For my readers who are thinking of doing the IELTS for the first time, you may find the following questions and answers useful for you before you start your preparations: Photo Credit: Alberto G. via Compfight What is the IELTS Test? IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is a test of English […]

Read more "Frequently Asked Questions about the IELTS"