IELTS test: Recent authentic exam topics and questions from candidates, July 2019

This recent IELTS exam- topics & questions post is based on my interview with two of my students who have recently appeared in IELTS Academic Test in July 2019 and August 2019  and shared their personal experiences with me. They’ve shared the latest topics and questions which they remembered after attending the exam. I hope […]

IELTS Writing & Speaking: 5 mind maps / brainstorming ideas on unemployment, violence, animal testing, natural disasters & stress; for task 2 essays, speaking part 2 & 3

This post on mind maps is for candidates who find it difficult to arrange / find out ideas for IELTS Writing Task 2 and Speaking part 2 / cue card or part 3 questions. Hopefully, these 5 mind-maps, on unemployment, violence, animal testing, natural disasters and stress, will help you gather ideas quickly to write […]

IELTS Writing & Speaking: 5 mind maps / brainstorming ideas on traffic accidents, drug addiction, global warming, brain drain & culture shock; for task 2 essays, speaking part 2 & 3

This post on mind maps or brainstorming is for candidates who find it difficult to arrange / find out ideas for IELTS Writing Task 2 and Speaking part 2 / cue card and part 3 questions. Hopefully, these 5 mind-maps on drug addiction, traffic accidents, global warming, brain drain & culture shock will help you gather […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to take about any unusual/ unknown/ strange/ irregular topic cards; with best strategies, explanations, and example answer

In IELTS Speaking Part 2 or Topic/Cue/Task card section, candidates often become confused and nervous to talk about any unusual/unknown/strange/irregular topics due to their lack of preparation. This post focuses some easy strategies or steps which any candidate can apply if they face such situation in the real IELTS Speaking test. Here, I’ve discussed this issue […]

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 Speaking Part 2: Cue card; A small business you would like to open; with notes & model answer

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is a recent one and it is quite an easy topic card to talk about. Many of us have the dream to become a businessperson and we have plans to do or start it after our education is completed. The title of the topic card is “A small business […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cue card; A terrible/ horrific experience that you had; with notes & model answer

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is a very common one and it is a very easy topic card to answer because many of us regularly face some terrible / horrific matters or incidents. The title of the topic card is “A terrible/ horrific experience that you had”. We need to talk about any dangerous […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cue card; A meal that you have shared with friends; with model answer

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is a recent one and it is a very easy topic card to answer because almost everyone has friends and they share meals with them. The title of the topic card is “A meal that you have shared with friends”. Having meal with friends is a very usual matter […]

IELTS Grammar: identifying simple, compound & complex sentences; with techniques, explanations & examples

Many IELTS candidates have requested me to give a post on ‘how to understand or recognize simple, compound and complex sentences’ in a very easy way. It is necessary for IELTS candidates not only to understand simple, compound and complex sentences but also know how to write them correctly. In IELTS Reading, they are used […]

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