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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 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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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 2 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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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal ...
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IELTS General Training model answer

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 2

IELTS General Task 1 writing sample answer Band 8 Letter 2 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 speaking test model answer

IELTS speaking model answer – A sporting event you’ve been to

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - A sporting event you've been to Describe a sporting event you have been to This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards ...
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IELTS task 1 sample answer

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 1 Band score: approximately 7.0 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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Prepositions of place (1)

Prepositions of place (lesson 1) Prepositions of place (like all prepositions) can be one of the hardest parts of English to use correctly because the rules are often quite difficult and there are lots of ...
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Listening for details in IELTS

Listening for details in IELTS NOTE: This post includes 3 audio recordings, so make sure you have your speakers on or headphones attached. In the IELTS listening test, you are often tested not just on ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 019

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 19 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the average life expectancy for males and females in 1990, 1950 and 1990. Summarise the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 018

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 18 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram shows the parts of a dock for an mp3 player. Summarise the information by selecting and ...
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inversion

Grammar for IELTS Inversion

Grammar for IELTS Inversion To emphasise a particular part of a sentence, or to make your writing more literary (such as in a poem or novel), you can invert the traditional order of a sentence ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 018

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 18 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are having some trouble with a work colleague. Write to your employer. In your letter Explain ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 017

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 17 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart details the length of different quality water in rivers in England. Summarise the information by selecting ...
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Commonly confused words for IELTS – LISTEN or HEAR?

Commonly confused words - LISTEN or HEAR? Although they have similar meanings, there are significant differences that you need to know! Listen / Hear We 'listen' to something when we focus on it and pay ...
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Commonly confused words for IELTS – GOOD or WELL?

Commonly confused words for IELTS - GOOD or WELL? Even among native speakers, it can be common to hear these two words used incorrectly. Although 'well' has other meanings (regarding health or a place where ...
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Grammar for IELTS Participle clauses exercises

Grammar for IELTS Participle clauses exercises Before attempting these exercises, we recommend you take a look at the introductory lesson first. Click here to read the lesson. Re-write the following into a single sentence using ...
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Grammar for IELTS Participle clauses

Grammar for IELTS Participle clauses Participle clauses are used in some tenses, but they also have another use - they can combine information into one sentence. Participle clauses often express condition, reason, cause, result or ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 017

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 17 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are going on holiday and would like to stay in the same hotel as you did ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 016

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have been studying overseas and staying as a guest with a family for the last 6 ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 018

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 18 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Computers have changed the way people study. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 017

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 17 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: People who start a university course but do not complete it should be fined ...
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Grammar for IELTS Adjective order exercises

Grammar for IELTS Adjective order exercises Have you read the information page on adjective order? Click here to read it before you try the adjective order exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete ...
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Grammar for IELTS Adjective order

Grammar for IELTS Adjective order Adjective order is important if you are using more than one adjective before a noun. There is often a specific order in which they must be placed. For example: A ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 016

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show the percentage of power generated from 6 different types in Gareline. Summarise the information by ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 015

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have been invited to speak at your old high school. Write to the school. In your ...
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Passive voice exercises

Passive voice exercises Have you read the information page on the passive voice? Click here to read it before you try the passive voice exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the passive ...
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Passive voice

Passive voice The passive voice is a grammar form that can be used instead of writing active sentences. Before we look at the passive voice, think about how you form an active sentence. The easiest ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts illustrate how recycling is carried out in Eutopia, and the pie charts show the percentage of ...
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The subjunctive

The subjunctive The subjunctive is a grammar form that has no plural form or past form. It is generally used when something is considered important or desirable. It is part of a highly formal style ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows the hours spent in different study methods during a two year course. Summarise the information ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are applying for membership at a local sports club. Write to the club. In your letter ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have just enrolled in a 12 week English class, but have found that you have a ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 016

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Studying business or science related subjects at university level is more important that arts ...
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Dependent prepositions exercises

Dependent prepositions exercises Have you read the information page on dependent prepositions? Click here to read it before you try the dependent prepositions exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the dependent prepositions ...
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Dependent prepositions with verbs, adjectives and nouns

Dependent prepositions (with verbs, adjectives and nouns) Certain verbs, adjectives and nouns naturally take certain prepositions when placed in a sentence - these are called dependent prepositions. For example, you can object to (something), participate ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic problems are increasing in most cities. What can be done about this? Give ...
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Reported speech

Reported speech Reported speech, also called indirect speech, is what happens when we are telling someone about what another person said. Here is an example of direct and reported speech: Direct speech: I don't like ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The process shows diamonds moving from the mine to the retailer. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting ...
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