IELTS Writing Task 1: Cambridge 14 Test 1, three pie charts; analysis of candidate’s answer, strategies & a band 8+ sample answer

In this IELTS Writing Task 1 post, we are going to have a look at an Academic Writing Task 1 question from Cambridge IELTS Series 14, the latest publication of Cambridge IELTS Series. IELTS candidates will find an analysis of the 6.5 grade model answer for these three pie charts combined in the last part […]

IELTS Writing Task 2: A both-view/opinion essay about lead-positions in company by elders or youngers; with structure and 8.0+ model answer with explanations

This IELTS Writing Task 2 post deals with a both-view/opinion essay on a controversial topic which is ‘executive positions in companies or organizations by elders or youngers’. The post contains the structures and notes to write the answer effectively along with a 8.0+ model answer and explanations.  If you think the post is helpful, please […]

IELTS Grammar: the use of ‘have been’, ‘has been’, ‘had been’ with examples, explanations and bonus tips

In the IELTS test, grammar plays a very important role and none can deny that. Candidates need to learn the basic grammar of English and get rid of the confusions of close grammatical structures, their differences and uses. In this post we are dealing with the differences with the structures, differences and uses of ‘have […]

IELTS practice: how to use newspaper effectively to improve English language skills in a step-by-step process

Newspaper is often regarded as one of the best practice tools for any language course, besides being the carrier of all sorts of news. As IELTS is a test of measuring the proficiency level of English language, students and candidates need some kind of an effective tool that can help them prepare for all four […]

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: 7 top ideas/tips/ways to maximize/improve/upgrade writing score

When you write, especially for the final exam of a language course, it so often happens that you don’t get your expected score thought you have thought your Writing exam has been a good one. This can be equally true for IELTS, TOEFL, TAFE, SAT, GMAT, GRE; any course, where writing plays a big part. […]

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 Writing Task 2: how to use structure/templete/format in an essay; with explanations and example agree-disagree essay on nuclear technology

Structuring an IELTS Writing Task 2 essay is an important yet very confusing issue for many candidates. In this post we are focusing at this issue and try to learn what an IELTS Writing Task 2 structure/format/template really means and how to write a great answer to a Task 2 question using a simple structure. You […]

IELTS Writing Task 2: Problem-solution essay; lack of interest in physical exercise; with model answer, bonus tips, notes and strategies

In IELTS Writing Task 2, we have to write different kinds of essays. One of the most common essays is a problem-solution essay. Here, in this post, I’m focusing on a recent ‘problematic topic’ related to ‘exercise’ from a recent IELTS exam. Have a look at the strategies and notes to write the essay because it […]

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