How are IELTS candidates assessed?

During class today, a student asked me an interesting question. After having written a one-sentence introduction to an IELTS Writing Task 1 question, she asked what score her sentence would carry. The answer is quite simply: I don’t know. Angelo Amboldi via Compfight You see, the IELTS assessment is not based on one word or […]

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Talk about your feelings in IELTS Speaking Part 2

In IELTS Speaking, particularly in Part 2, candidates will be assessed on how well they are able to describe various topics. This is a chance for test takers to ‘show off’ familiar expressions that are not just related to topic vocabulary, but also words that would describe feelings as well. Hammonton Photography via Compfight For […]

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Using multi-words in IELTS Speaking

While on the subject of my last post on collocations, IELTS candidates may want to learn some expressions that they can use in different parts of the IELTS Speaking test. Jeremy Wilburn via Compfight Here are some examples and a task for you: Select an appropriate multi-word verb from the table below, which could replace […]

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Collocations in IELTS Speaking

Here’s another exercise on collocations, which is quite important when doing your IELTS interviews. In Lexical Resource, the examiner is looking for examples of less common vocabulary, and this could involve using collocations in your speaking. via Compfight See if you can match the right verbs to the right endings: make get keep gain resolve […]

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