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Teach yourself IELTS Writing – Free today

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. Here’s the UK version Here’s the American version […]

5 Academic sentences for IELTS writing and speaking

Learning academic sentences is a powerful way to make your language stronger. Like learning karate moves in the dojo, the more times you say or write them the more you will understand how they work. Also like karate moves, once you know how they work, you can use them in the real world! 5 Academic […]

Video: How to write a simple Task 1 IELTS essay

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

IELTS and TOEFL: How to use sample written essay answers…

How sample academic essays can help you…

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 […]

Writing better sentences for IELTS and TOEFL

Watch this video with a short poem by the writer Gary Provost We’re not novelists but varying the rhythm of your sentences can help you with your writing. Some sentences can be short. Some need to be long to show that you can use effective and complex structures. Above all, the sentences you write must be effective […]

Essential Academic Word List – IELTS

To get the score you want in IELTS you need to know academic vocabulary. Everyday English: ‘There were some people waiting at the bus stop’ Academic English: ‘There were a number of individuals waiting for public transport’. Here’s a brilliant list to help! Just a few tips before you start. You can download a pdf […]