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 shared their personal experiences with me. They’ve shared the latest topics and questions which they remembered after attending the exam. I hope these examples help […]

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 […]

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 Writing Task 2: both-view essay and agree-disagree essay on ‘advertisement’; with model answers

In IELTS Writing Task 2, candidates are to write different types of essays based on their knowledge and experience. In this post an agree-disagree essay and a both-view essay on the topic ‘advertisement’ are given with model answers. Hopefully, the answers will help candidates to write their own essays on the subject of advertisement effectively. […]

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