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Preparing a plan for Task 1

Preparing a plan for Task 1 NOTE: This post is for the Academic Module writing test NOTE 2: Click here for a lesson preparing a plan for Task 2 As with any formal writing, it ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 3

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1 and page 2. In the final page in this lesson, we will look at what might ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 2

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, you answered some questions about Task 2. On this page, we will ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. POINT OF VIEW: (noun phrase) ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, we have looked at the aims of Task 1, what you need to ...
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Task 1 the basics (General Training)

Task 1 the basics (General Training) Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. INSTRUCTIONS: What you have to do ...
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Common errors in IELTS writing – ‘government’

Common errors in IELTS writing - 'government' Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you've got the right word ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 33 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graphs below show three exports from South East Asia and the four sources of revenue for 1970 ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 32 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending a ten-week IELTS course. Write ...
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6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2

When writing an introduction to your Task 2 essay, there are a number of points you need to include (take a look at this page). On this page, we will focus on 6 of the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 045

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 45 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Attitude is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 044

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 44 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Drug addiction ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 31 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows the process of publishing a book. Write a report for a university lecturer describing ...
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Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test

Tips for the day of your IELTS speaking test So the day has finally arrived - it's test day! Depending on the test centre you are taking your test in, you might have the speaking ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 043

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 43 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic congestion ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 042

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 42 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Children watch ...
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Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic)

Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic) Getting the introduction right in Task 1 is very important, as it is the first thing the examiner will see of your writing and they will start forming ...
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TEXT COMPLETION QUESTIONS: Mark Inglis (reading)

Text completion questions practice This is a text completion exercise. Before you begin, we recommend you take a look at the Text completion information page. Read the text below and complete the questions that follow ...
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Text completion IELTS reading

Text completion IELTS reading Text completion questions in IELTS are one of the most common question types. You need to be able to complete either a sentence or a short summary of the text, using ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 041

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 41 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Journalists often ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 040

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 40 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: As we ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 039

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 39 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: A course ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 038

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 38 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: What factors ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 037

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 37 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The number ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Letter 3

IELTS General Task 1 sample answer Band 7 Letter 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The IELTS writing sample answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Airlines (reading)

If you have not done so already, you should start by reviewing the video lessons on classifying here. Now practice with a full length example Read the text then classify the statements that follow. National ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 | Go back to page 4 In this final page for ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 On this page, we will be applying the 6 steps recommend ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 Now practice with this matching style question (classifying style questions are on the next page). Read the ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2) Click here for page 1 In the previous page, we look at the similarities between matching and classifying question in the IELTS reading test. Now we will look ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the UK. Write a report for ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology (reading)

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology Read the text below and answer the CLASSIFYING questions that follow. After checking your answers, you should also look at the vocabulary section for this text at the bottom of the ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading

Classifying questions in IELTS reading Classifying questions are similar to matching questions – the questions are in statement format, and you need to decide which of a limited number of options each statement relates to ...
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The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question Task II writing questions can often be divided into different parts. Commonly, these are: 1. a situation which is generally accepted as being true 2 ...
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6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking

6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking Here's an example of a topic card used in Part Two of the IELTS speaking test: Describe your favourite leisure activity. You should say: what it ...
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IELTS vocabulary

Vocabulary for IELTS – the letter A set 1

Vocabulary for IELTS - the letter A (set 1) In order to get a good result in your IELTS test, it is essentially to have wide range of vocabulary. Regardless of whether you are preparing ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 036

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 36 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In many ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 2

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 2 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 1

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 1 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct ...
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IELTS vocabulary for communication

IELTS vocabulary for communication Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe communication - how we communicate, the words we use, non-verbal ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the production and consumption of natural gas in different countries in 2001. Write a ...
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IELTS Task 1 graphs

IELTS Task 1 graphs Before you can begin Task I, you have to look carefully at what is being represented. Remember that not every graph is talking about percentages! It is very common for points ...
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IELTS Listening for personal information

IELTS Listening for personal information You should also take a look at the lesson 'Listening for details in IELTS' In the first section of the IELTS listening test, it is common to have to take ...
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IELTS vocabulary for family

IELTS vocabulary for family Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe families - the relationships between people, the structure and type ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 2

 Linking words for IELTS - exercise 2 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 1

Linking words for IELTS - exercise 1 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 1

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 1 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. Skim the text and answer the questions that follow. You should take ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 2

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 2 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. This page focuses specifically on scanning skills. You should be able to ...
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IELTS speaking model answer – Describe a piece of equipment

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - Describe a piece of equipment Describe a piece of equipment This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards. If you have a topic ...
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