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Breaking Down the General IELTS Writing Section

In both the General and the Academic IELTS exams, there are four different sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Here, we are going to focus on the Writing section of the General exam. Just like in the Academic exam, there are two tasks in the General exam’s Writing section. The first of these tasks requires […]

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Why You Must Use Conjunctions in IELTS

In both the IELTS Writing and Speaking exams you will be assessed on your range of grammar and accuracy; this marking criteria actually makes up 25% of your overall score. Too often students focus only on fixing grammatical mistakes, but it is also important to use a variety of sentence structures (i.e. range) to get […]

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How to Contest Your IELTS Score

Taking the IELTS exam once is stressful enough. But having to take it again can be even worse, especially if you were sure that you got a good enough score the first time. If you feel like you scored higher than your scores show, there is a chance that you are right: Graders, after all, […]

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How to Estimate Your IELTS Band Score

As you probably are aware, the IELTS exam ranks your level of English mastery in four areas – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  You are given a band score for each part of the test and the average of these produces your overall IELTS band score.  The scores range from 1 to 9 and can […]

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Last Minute IELTS Tips

How hard is the real test? Am I fully prepared? Have I prepared with a reliable IELTS prep? What if I can not get a good score? What can I do now? As the IELTS test is approaching, some test takers feel more stressed and are likely to think about these questions from time to […]

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How Important is My IELTS Score?

When you are studying for the IELTS exam, it can seem like the test is the only thing there is. It can also seem like a massive life obstacle, because unless you get a good enough score, you are prevented from going to the schools that you want to go to. This can make it […]

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Breaking Down the Academic IELTS Writing Section

There are four parts to every IELTS exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. However, the IELTS Writing section can be broken into two parts, as well, because there are two different tasks for you to complete. The first task requires you to write a descriptive essay: A piece that describes something as accurately as possible. […]

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Useful IELTS Vocabulary and Phrases

If you’ve been studying for the IELTS, you already know that a major component of your score for both the IELTS Speaking and IELTS Writing exams will be around your range of vocabulary.  In both, your range and accuracy will account for 25% of your your overall result.  To help increase your lexical resource, you […]

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IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration

When applying for a UK visa, you may be asked to submit an English language qualification to prove that you have met the requirement of your visa. The IELTS is also included in the list of approved English tests by UK visa and immigration (UKVI). Today I will introduce different versions of the IELTS for UKVI as well as […]

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