50 Topics to think about for the IELTS

Part of doing well in the IELTS is knowing about world issues and discussing your general knowledge and offer your opinions in Writing Task 2 and Speaking Part 3. Having a depth of understanding of current events and developments may also be helpful when doing the IELTS Listening and Reading test as well. How much of the […]

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Is grammar important in IELTS Listening and Reading?

The answer is, it depends. IELTS candidates will have to look at the type of task that they have to do. For example, in Section 1 where you are often required to complete notes, then accurate grammar is not important. Sometimes, you can find this in other sections of the test. Section 1 (Task type: complete notes) overlooking ……………….. […]

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IELTS Listening – Complete a table

See if you can do this IELTS exercise. Listen to the recording. Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer. Reason for decrease in water supply Result of decrease in water supply Solution Agriculture for food production for growing cities and industries. Ground water being 1 ……………….. Eat more healthily. The average […]

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IELTS and your handwriting

Unless you are doing the computerised version of the test, it is essential that IELTS candidates develop motor skills and make sure that their handwriting is legible enough for assessors to understand. Just like Pronunciation in IELTS Speaking where you will need to produce clear sounds to be understood, you also will have to produce clear […]

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4 Important Questions for IELTS Listening

Apart from predicting the type of information required to answer questions in IELTS Listening, candidates will have to make sure that they look through the questions carefully to mentally prepare themselves for what they are going to hear in the recording. There are four essential questions to ask yourselves: What type of question is this? […]

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5 steps to improve your IELTS Listening

This afternoon, a student asked me what he could do to help himself understand what people are talking about in recorded texts. He was particularly weak in this area and had obtained a very low score in the IELTS. John Perivolaris via Compfight If you are also facing similar problems, you could do something about […]

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