Category IELTS

Teach yourself IELTS Writing – Free today *** THIS GIVEAWAY HAS FINISHED ***

**** This giveaway has now finished ****   Free to download today from Amazon. Please share! It’s a great little resource book with tips on: How to tackle task 1 and task 2 on the IELTS reading paper Sample essays and ‘HOW TO USE THEM!’. How to ANSWER THE QUESTION for both task 1 and task 2. […]

Video: How to write a simple Task 1 IELTS essay

Watch the video to learn how to write a simple Task 1 IELTS essay

Audiobooks – More practice for IELTS listening

Normally, I’d tell you that reading novels isn’t really going to help you get very good at IELTS academic reading….but… …if you need some free practise for your IELTS listening, then audiobooks, might just be the right thing! Like the radio or podcasts, you can listen to them anywhere, in the car, on your bike, in […]

Big list of antonyms for academic English : IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC

  Here’s a great list of academic antonyms to help you with your IELTS speaking and writing. Lists are great, but how can you use them? Do you learn them? Do you just read them? What do you do? Read the advice below. Read through this list and circle 10-15 antonym pairs that you don’t […]

IELTS and Academic writing – fixed expressions

Language is made up of chunks (see Michael Lewis – The Lexical Approach). Like bricks that you put together, pieces of language fit together to make sentences. This is how we all use language. Learning fixed expressions and how they work will make you a more powerful writer. …and it’s easy. Download a copy of […]

IELTS, TOEFL Academic reading: Read quicker! I need more time!

  There’s not enough time! If only I had more time…I could do better if I had more time. I need more time. Slow down! There are no short cuts! Academic reading tests are hard because they don’t give you much time. You need to be able to read faster! Here are three simple tips that will help […]

Synonyms – a common list for IELTS, TOEL and TOIEC

What are synonyms? IELTS exams are full of synonyms – two words that mean nearly the same thing. The IELTS reading paper made me feel sick. After I did the IELTS reading paper, I felt ill. Sick and ill are synonyms. How they are used on the IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC exams In exams you’ll […]