IELTS Reading Skills: Skimming & Scanning; with detailed explanations, discussion, pictures, strategies and example practices

This post deals with two of the most important and valuable skills of IELTS Reading; Skimming and Scanning. The sample passage is taken from Cambridge IELTS Series 13 Test 2 Reading Passage 1 entitled ‘Bringing Cinnamon to Europe’. The questions are originally made by the author. Here, you’ll find discussion, strategies and examples to practice […]

IELTS vocabulary: 52 most common & important words; with meanings & example sentences

Since IELTS exam in an English Language Proficiency Test, it focuses on four language skills which are Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Having in-depth knowledge in English vocabulary can dramatically improve the score as this contributes up to 25% in the total score. It plays a very important role directly in Listening and Reading section. […]

IELTS preparation: Top study topics for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking with useful links

This is a requested post on topics to study for IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking exam. Many students and readers of this blog have constantly requested me to post a list of important topics which are common for IELTS exam. I understand that it is also important for newcomers in IELTS and other English […]

IELTS Speaking Topic Card: A house/ a flat/ an apartment that someone you know lives in

This post deals with a Cambridge IELTS 11 Test 1 Speaking Cue Card sample which is a house/ apartment that someone you know live in. The model answer here is only one of many different answers. However, it is a very good one which I recommend you to follow. Pay attention to the use of […]


Introduction to IELTS IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). It deals with the language aptitudes of people who want to study or work in a country where English is generally used as the chief mode of communication. There is a nine-band scale in this test to evidently recognize levels of aptitude, […]

5 essential Tips for improving scores in IELTS Listening and Speaking

IELTS students are often given some tips for improving their scores in modules like listening and speaking by their instructors or institutes. I personally believe that every tip is a waste if not followed in a systematic way. So, before going through each tip or trick in this website, ask yourself this question: Am I […]

Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 1 Reading Passage 1 solutions with explanations

In this post we are going to look at a reading passage of Cambridge 7. The reading passage 1 is taken from test 1. You will find all the solutions with detailed explanations. These answers with explanations will surely develop your skills in IELTS Reading module. If you think the post is helpful, please follow […]

IELTS Writing Task 1: mixed/combined graph writing; with bonus tips

This post focuses on IELTS writing Task 1 mixed graph or combined graph. Generally, it seems quite difficult to write a combined graph or mixed graph in IELTS Writing module. Many candidates get confused here. This post provides a sample answer, which the candidates can follow to practice this kind of writing. If you think […]

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