Daily lessons with Simon,
ex-IELTS examiner

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Advice for ‘down days’

If you’re having a ‘down day’ when you don’t feel like studying, my advice is this…

IELTS Reading: Locate then understand

If you find the ‘keywords’ in the passage but still get the wrong answer, does this mean that the ‘keyword technique’ doesn’t work?

IELTS Writing: Unnatural vs natural

In this lesson we compare a student’s unnatural use of English with my natural, native-speaker versions of the same sentences.

IELTS Vocabulary: Repertoire

Instead of learning linking words or worrying about grammatical structures, it might be better to think about your “IELTS repertoire”.