Here’s wishing everyone, especially all IELTS students, a happy, productive year ahead and may you have much success in your academic endeavours!Read more "Happy 2017!"
When talking about the past in the IELTS Speaking test, it would be a good idea to use a range of different tenses and not just stick to the same structure in the interview. For example, when answering this question in Part 1, How do the clothes you wear compare with the clothes your grandparents used to wear when they […]Read more "“Used to” in IELTS Speaking"
One of my students has asked me this question: What will happen if I don’t cover all the questions in the bullet points? A common misconception among IELTS candidates is that the bullet points serve as questions to answer. That is NOT the purpose of the these points. They are there to prompt you to […]Read more "Covering bullet points in IELTS Speaking Part 2"
Under test pressure, some IELTS candidates tend to feel compelled to use certain words and expressions for the sake of passing a test. Unfortunately, this may be harmful than good, as doing something for the sake of having to do it without giving it much thought may lead to errors that can cost the test taker the precious […]Read more "Using linkers appropriately in IELTS Writing"
The answer is simple. Because I run my lessons like a boot camp. Which is why my classes aren’t for everybody. Which explains the incredible success rate of many of my students who do their IELTS training with me. Because I don’t take no for an answer nor have patience with negative thinking, self-talk or in any excuses […]Read more "Why my IELTS students hate me"
Sunday Morning Live is a TV programme that discusses a lot of interesting issues of the week. If you’re in the UK, you can watch it every Sunday at 10am on BBC One. IELTS candidates would benefit a lot from the ideas and language thrown out during discussions. The video below is an example. The topic is based […]Read more "Discussing compassion in IELTS Writing and Speaking"