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Useful websites for general knowledge on topics for IELTS

Ed Yourdon via Compfight I have students that are worried that they may not know enough general knowledge on certain topics. They may know a lot about entertainment or information technology, but they may not know anything at all about

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Academic English Words You Should Know that are useful for IELTS – Sublist 1 of AWL

The Academic Word List is a compilation of the most used words in academic writing. In total there are 570 word families divided into 10 sublists.  Sublist 1 is made up of 60 words which are the most often used words in

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Strategies and tips for Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Test

Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Test is called an individual long-turn, where you are asked to talk for 1 – 2 minutes without stopping on a topic given to you. You are given 1 minute to plan what you

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IELTS Speaking – Tips for Part 1

Part 1 is the Introduction and Interview and lasts for about 4 – 5 minutes. The examiner will ask you a few questions about familiar and general topics such as your family, interests/hobbies, your country or city, studies or working

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Different types of questions for the IELTS Listening Module

You have 30 minutes (plus an extra 10 minutes to transfer your notes/answers to your answer sheet after listening to all the recordings) to complete 4 sections with a total of 40 questions, testing different listening skills  such as: listening

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IELTS Speaking tips – Fluency and Coherence

One of the 4 criteria the IELTS Speaking module is assessed on is fluency and coherence.  What does this mean? Fluency is the ability to maintain a flow of language without unnatural hesitation. Coherence is the logical organization, development and connection

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4 ways to improve your listening

While targeted practice in IELTS listening tasks is important, you should continue to practice your general listening skills. If you’re not in an English-speaking country, this can be a bit difficult to do and requires a lot of effort to

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Academic Word List you should know

In 2000 Dr. Coxhead of Victoria University in Wellington researched and compiled a list of the most frequently used words in academic writing. For anyone undertaking academic studies, learn these words as you will most certainly come across them frequently

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