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IELTS Speaking Part 1: Stop and smile!

Many IELTS candidates make the mistake of saying too much in part 1 of the speaking test. You should learn to answer then stop confidently.

IELTS Advice: ‘Difficult’ words

Many IELTS candidates mistakenly think that the way to get a higher score is by using big, difficult or original words.

Writing Task 1: Start simple, add detail

When writing a sentence, start with the clearest, simplest structure first. This is your foundation; if it is strong, you can add detail.

IELTS Reading Advice: Timing

Some IELTS candidates spend so long on reading passages 1 and 2 that they don’t even reach passage 3.