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Last-Minute IELTS Tips – 7 Ways to Keep Calm on Exam Day

Last-Minute IELTS Tips – 7 Ways to Keep Calm on Exam Day

Feeling stressed when taking exams is a normal feeling that happens to everybody. Examiners say that students generally get one band lower in IELTS speaking due to stress. If you have two, three or even up to six hours between your writing test and your speaking test,...

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How to answer difficult IELTS speaking questions

How to answer difficult IELTS speaking questions

  In English you are "put on the spot" when someone asks you a question, and you are forced at that moment to answer. This usually causes embarrassment or difficulty.   Being put on the spot is my students biggest fear when they go through the IELTS speaking...

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From Band 7 to Band 8: Talking about Winter Weather

From Band 7 to Band 8: Talking about Winter Weather

In England we love talking about the weather and headlining the BBC news. It was the 31 st October yesterday, Halloween, and temperatures were exceptionally warm for this time of year. By contrast, this got me thinking about a mistake I often hear my Russian IELTS...

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The secret of going from band 7 to 8 in IELTS speaking

This article will tell you two ways to go from a 7 band to an 8/9 band in IELTS speaking. It has some key secrets that native speakers know that you don’t. But if you read the article and do the exercises, you will have the secrets within the next 20 minutes.

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Buildings We Live In – An IELTS Practice Speaking Test

Buildings We Live In – An IELTS Practice Speaking Test

Have you got a pen and paper ready so that you can give yourself one minute to prepare for the cue card? Here are the questions: Part 1 (Try to answer with at least three sentences for each question. What sort of place do you live in? (Hint: Do you live in a house or...

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How Whales Change Climate – IELTS Listening Practice

How Whales Change Climate – IELTS Listening Practice

What is a trophic cascade and how can protecting whales prevent climate change? Huh? What? But you have watched the video, so you understand what a trophic cascade is now. It is much better to learn by examples than by definitions. Trophic cascades occur when...

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IELTS Speaking Questions on Colours.

IELTS Speaking Questions on Colours.

Practising for fluency means that you must speak English, and the good news is, you just need to answer a few IELTS style questions every day to begin to become more fluent. You don't even need someone to listen to you to become more fluent; in some ways, it is...

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777 IELTS Essay Types, Subjects, and Questions.

777 IELTS Essay Types, Subjects, and Questions.

Below, there are some essay questions for the IELTS writing task part 2 Try to put them into the following categories: What are the problems of A and their solutions. What are the advantages and disadvantages of B. Discuss two opinions C and D. "Q", do you agree or...

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Manage your Energy for a High IELTS Band Score

Manage your Energy for a High IELTS Band Score

Maybe you need to prepare in a more organised way? Is it as simple as getting all your ducks in a row? Idiom: To get all your ducks in a row: To take action to become well-organized, prepared, and/or up-to-date Source:...

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24 Idioms Course

The Idioms course is coming soon. Here is some content to help you in your IELTS in the meantime (while you are waiting).

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How to be a confident English speaker…

How to be a confident English speaker…

Hi, I'm Kate, the creator of this website. I hope I can help you become confident in speaking English. I am a poet, English TEFL teacher and language learner. You are in the right place if you want to improve your IELTS score or confidence in speaking English in...

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Sleep Deprivation: Could it reduce your IELTS score?

Sleep Deprivation: Could it reduce your IELTS score?

Guess the meanings of the highlighted words! Most of my students are busy working on their careers and taking IELTS as an extra activity. In the last two weeks before your IELTS, you may be tempted to burn the midnight oil cramming for your test. What I have to say...

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Do you want to know your IELTS speaking band score?

Do you want to know your IELTS speaking band score?

Join 300+ students with IELTS results up to 8.5 Click the button below to arrange a trial lesson This is an example of a typical speaking test. If you want an assessment of your IELTS speaking band score and a personalised plan to improve it, I have detailed a special...

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