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 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 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 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 […]

IELTS AC Writing Task 1: diagram, life cycle of a frog, with detailed explanations and best model answer

This is another IELTS AC Writing Task 1 post that deals with how to write a cycle diagram on the life cycle of a frog and how to use different verb forms in the answer to task 1. Have a look at the title of the diagram and then try to write the answer yourself. Then, […]

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: three maps with changes; with vocabulary practice, bonus tips and model answer

This IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 post can help you write a great answer for task 1 question with maps. In this post we will look at three maps of the same area with some changes happening in different times. The post will also help you learn some vocabularies which are important to describe locations […]

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Cambridge 13 Test 2; column graph/bar chart on households owning and renting accommodation; with methods and model answer

This IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 post deals with a column graph/chart sample from Cambridge IELTS Series 13 Test 2. In this post you will find a short discussion on the methods of writing on this task and a great sample answer. We shall also look at a band 6.0 answer by a student and […]

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Cambridge 4 Test 4; combined/mixed/multiple graphs on visits to and from UK; with methods and model answer

This IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 post deals with an example of combined/mixed/multiple graphs taken from Cambridge IELTS series 4 Test 4. In this post, you can learn about writing a good answer to a combination of a line graph and a bar chart on visits to and from the UK. If you think the […]

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