IELTS Topic-based vocabulary: pandemic/epidemic/medical crisis; with definitions/meanings and example sentences

This post focuses on a shortlist of some important words for IELTS Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening. Here, IELTS candidates can learn and practice pandemic/epidemic/medical crisis-related words and phrases. All the words are given here with definitions and their use in sentences. This vocabulary list will help you understand any pandemic or medical crisis-related topics […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cue card; describe something you made for someone/ a handmade gift for someone; with ideas, discussion, model answer & part 3 questions

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is on a current matter that appeared in the exam, and it is quite an easy topic card to talk about. We often exchange gifts and sometimes the gifts are handmade which makes it quite special. The title of the topic card can be  ‘Describe something that you made […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cue card; describe a situation when you celebrated an achievement; with ideas, discussion, notes, model answer & part 3 questions

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is a very recent one that appeared in the exam, and it is quite an easy topic card to talk about. We often celebrate different achievements in our life to make it more special and memorable. The title of the topic card can be  ‘Describe a situation when you […]

IELTS Speaking: Cambridge 14 Academic Test 1 Speaking; complete test with model answers

This IELTS Speaking post covers the complete answer package for Cambridge IELTS 14 Test 1 Speaking full test. Here, I’ve offered answers or solutions for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The candidates may make necessary changes where needed to suit the answers for their own circumstances. Hopefully, this post will be useful for […]

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Topic card; An event you attended recently; with model answer, feedback and part 3 questions

This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is a very recent one and it is quite an easy topic card to talk about. All of us have the experience of joining any small or big event in our life. The title of the topic card is ‘An event that you attended recently’. We need to talk […]

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 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 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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