How to write the Task 1 letter for General IELTS

Task 1 for the General Training IELTS is about writing a letter – either formal, semi-formal, or informal. You are given a situation with key information to include in your letter. What’s important are the following: Addressing all parts of

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Fun with English grammar

A Facebook friend (an ESOL teacher) shared this on her timeline: What do you think the sentence means?

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Do you want to find specific information about different IELTS lessons?

I’ve had a lot of emailed questions and comments from students  who want to find out more about a specific lesson that they have read. If  you  want to find out more about a specific topic, please use Search by

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Practice your English through the news

Dustin Diaz via Compfight The more you listen to or read English news, this is what happens: You start to recognize more vocabulary words and phrases and in different contexts (situations in how the word is used) You start to

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Want to improve your writing for IELTS Task 1 and Task 2?

Thank you readers for registering for my lessons. I’ve been COMPLETELY  BOOKED!! If you’re thinking of registering for a writing lesson, I would still love to help you though, so I  have some suggestions. Try out my ESSAY CORRECTION AND FEEDBACK SERVICE.

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How to write the balanced/neutral Task 2 essay – To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Kristina Alexanderson via Compfight I wrote a full sample essay to this type of question – see this post: Sample IELTS Task 2 essay for agree disagree. A good question came up from a reader: The question type “to what

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Happy New Year 2014 – Global test dates for IELTS

Is 2014 the year to achieve your goal in getting the score you want on the IELTS exam? Here are the test dates for 2014: http://ielts.org/test_takers_information/how_do_i_register/test_dates.aspx        

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IELTS Task 2 essay – Discussion only essay

To prepare for writing the IELTS Task 2 essay, make sure you know the different types of questions and understand how to answer and organize your essay. Here is one type of question that asks you to only discuss two

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How to write quick conclusions for your IELTS Task 2 essay

In an essay, the introduction and conclusion act like bookends – they’re strong and hold up the books (your argument and ideas) inside them. The conclusion also wraps up your essay neatly and completes your argument for the reader. It

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IELTS Reading – How to identify and match information to paragraphs

joiseyshowaa via Compfight One type of question you’ll get in the IELTS Reading test is identifying information and matching information to the paragraphs that contain that information. This type of question checks your scanning skills and comprehension when you read

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