Talking about seasons in IELTS Speaking Part 1

Here is another answer from a different student in an IELTS Part 1 interview. Again, the grammar here is accurate. However, it will not get a very high score as information is not fluently linked together. How do you think this answer can be improved? DAVID HOLT via Compfight What’s your favourite season? My favourite […]

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Recognising sounds in IELTS Listening and Speaking

It is important for IELTS candidates to be able to distinguish between sounds when listening to a recording. This can quite easily be achieved when you listen to words being used in the context of sentences. For instance, we know which word/sound (desert /ˈdez.ət/ or dessert /dɪˈzɜːt/) is produced for the following sentences: They were lost […]

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What band is an IELTS pass? What IELTS band do I need?

There is no pass or fail mark in the IELTS. It depends on how the candidate’s ability in English relates to the language demands of courses of study or training. The appropriate level required for a given course of study or training is ultimately something institutions, departments or colleges will decide depending on the course […]

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Crime or Criminality? – IELTS Writing Task 2

When writing an essay, candidates quite often have to choose words very carefully so that they can communicate their ideas very clearly to their reader, or more importantly, the IELTS examiner. This is the objective of any piece of writing. If you cannot communicate your ideas effectively, then your writing has failed its purpose. Sometimes, […]

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Discussing gender roles in IELTS Writing and Speaking

The role of men and women in society is another topic that may come up in either IELTS Writing or Speaking. For instance, in an IELTS Writing Task 2 question, you may be asked: Woman and men are commonly seen as having different strength and weaknesses. Is it right to exclude males or females from […]

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