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Speaking Part 2: Special techniques?

Occasionally I hear from students who have found a new technique for part 2 of the speaking test, and they want to know my opinion about it.

IELTS Vocabulary: Join vs join in

Many English learners get confused about when to use the verb “join” and when to use the phrasal verb “join in”.

Study Advice: A little every day!

Stop worrying about study timetables or how many hours of IELTS practice you think you need to do. Instead, do this…

Writing Task 1: Easy but accurate

Using difficult words or grammar can lead to mistakes. It is often better to choose “easy but accurate” language instead.