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Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5 Alanis Morisette - Ironic Level: Easy Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills. Play the video below and ...
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Improve your listening skills for IELTS 4

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 4 Everclear - Wonderful Level: Medium Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills. Play the video below and as ...
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Improve your listening skills for IELTS 3

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 3 John Lennon - Imagine Level: Medium Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills. Play the video below and ...
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Improve your listening skills for IELTS 2

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 2 Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World Level: Easy Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills. Play the video below ...
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Improve your listening skills for IELTS 1

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 1 Oasis - The Importance of being idle Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills. Play the video below ...
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Facts about the IELTS speaking test

Facts about the IELTS speaking test There are lots of websites, forums, blogs and postings on the internet giving advice about the speaking test, but so much of the information available is either incomplete or ...
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Skimming and scanning in the IELTS test VIDEO LESSON

Skimming and scanning in the IELTS test Video lesson This video will help you improve your skimming and scanning skills for the IELTS reading test. When watching our learning videos, it's a good idea to ...
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Grammar for IELTS parts of speech

Grammar for IELTS parts of speech In order to improve your result in the IELTS test, both for speaking and writing, it is important to be aware of the 'parts' of speech that create sentences ...
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IELTS reading improving your result

IELTS reading improving your result So you've practiced, you've read a lot of different articles and journals, you've even taken the IELTS test - often a number of times - and you're still not getting ...
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Time to think in the speaking test

NOTE: this page will be developed with further information over time, but if you have any additional suggestions please write them in the comments area below - thanks! As we've mentioned in previous posts (and ...
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Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

Giving examples in Task 2

In Task 2 writing, you are required to give examples to support and develop your point of view. Here are some of the points to consider when writing your Task 2 essay. Avoid being overly ...
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IELTS vocabulary

Unknown vocabulary in IELTS VIDEO LESSON

Unknown vocabulary in IELTS Video lesson Unknown vocabulary in IELTS Video lesson - some useful skills for when you find vocabulary that you don't understand in the IELTS test. You should also read the text ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 8.0 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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Prepositions of time (1)

Prepositions of time (lesson 1) Prepositions of time (like all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly. This is because the rules are often quite difficult and there are ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 1 Band score: approximately 8.0 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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good sentences for ielts

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences

Grammar for IELTS writing good sentences When writing in your IELTS test it is essential that you use a range of sentence structures, from simple to complex sentence forms. In order to write good sentences ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 3

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 2

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 1

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 2 Section 1 Go to Section 2 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty as ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 1 Section 3

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 1 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and ...
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Free IELTS Academic Reading test 1 Section 2

Free IELTS Academic Reading test 1 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (Academic Module) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 5 Letter 3

IELTS General Task 1 sample answer Band 5 Letter 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 8.0 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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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 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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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 7.0 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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How to stay focused during the IELTS listening test

You should also look at this page for other tips and hints for IELTS listening Unfortunately, losing focus during the IELTS listening test is very common, even for very high level candidates. Many people find ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 6.0 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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Question types used in IELTS reading

This page is not fully complete and will be added to in the future! This page provides a quick overview of the question types used in the IELTS reading test and whether they require reading ...
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Ending a Task 1 Academic report

There are lots of different advice about how to end a Task 1 report, so on this page we have presented some good and bad ideas for the last lines of your Task 1. Keep ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 3 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The IELTS writing sample answer below has been rated purely based on the public ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 1 Band score: approximately 6.0 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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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 3 Section 2

Free IELTS listening test 3 Section 2 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump to Section 3  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 3 Section 3

Free IELTS listening test 3 Section 3 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 2

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 2 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump to Section 3  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 3

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 3 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 4

Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 4 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump back to Section 3 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 1 Section 2

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 1 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length and ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 1 Section 3

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 1 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 3

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 3 Go back to Section 1 | Go back to Section 2 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 2

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 2 Go back to Section 1 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length and ...
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Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 1

Free IELTS General Training Reading test 2 Section 1 Go to Section 2 | Go to Section 3 This free IELTS reading test (General Training) has the same question types, content style, length and difficulty ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 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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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 4

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 4 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump back to Section 3 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 3

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 3 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump back to Section 2  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in ...
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Listening test #1

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 2

Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 2 Jump back to Section 1  | Jump to Section 3  |  Jump to Section 4 Note: all of the question types, timings and pauses between recordings in this ...
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IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click ...
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IELTS General Training model answer

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2 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 ...
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IELTS General Training model answer

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: General Training Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click ...
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IELTS task 1 sample answer

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 3 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the sources of carbon ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the number of ...
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