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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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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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Strategies for IELTS Listening Section 3 – Conversation between 2 or more speakers

Section 3 of the IELTS Listening module involves 2 to 4  people discussing an academic topic. This section requires more careful attention to the conversation or argument being expressed because of the academic topic. General listening test strategies: Preview the

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Strategies for Section 2 IELTS Listening – Talk by a single speaker

Section 2 of the IELTS Listening test is a monologue (one person talking) based on a general subject in a non-academic situation, such as a short talk on healthy eating or tourist information or a sales presentation. Here’s a link

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IELT Listening: Strategies for Section 1 – listening to a conversation

Section 1 is a conversation between two people in an everyday social context, for example: booking accommodations or asking questions at an information desk. You only hear the recording once. Each section has 10 questions and may have a variety

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General Strategy for IELTS Listening

While there are specific tips  in approaching the different types of questions, here is the general approach to the IELTS Listening module. Before you listen to the recordings and during the very short breaks in between the sections – take

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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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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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