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Let’s write a balanced opinion essay skeleton for the task about tourists and cultural differences.
Here’s a great tip to help you when you’re confused about any grammar point.
What do you think is the most important skill in IELTS academic writing task 1?
Can you rewrite three formal sentences in an informal way?
Questions about ‘rain’ might seem strange or tricky, but they are quite easy if we follow the normal method.
Part 1 is supposed to be the easy part of the listening test. However, I believe that you should practise it more than the other parts.
Try this ‘yes, no, not given’ exercise about some recent photos of the planet Mars.
Let’s start work on a new essay topic, and try to present a viewpoint that is in the middle between ‘agree’ and ‘disagree’.
Are there things that you can memorise for your exam? Here are some ideas.
Here’s my full model answer for the ‘sugar manufacture’ task.
Here’s my band 9 answer for the ‘lost property’ letter task. You’ll also see a list of the good vocabulary that I used.
Students often ask me what will happen if they do badly in part 2 of the speaking test. Is it still possible to get a high score?
Listen to descriptions of four school science experiments, and match each experiment with the correct problem.
Complete the summary by choosing the correct words from the list below it.
Here’s a quick exercise that highlights some of the good vocabulary that I used in last week’s ‘professionals’ essay.
“I would appreciate it if” is a formal way of requesting something. Let’s take a quick look at how to use this phrase correctly.
Read my introduction and overview, then write your own paragraph describing the first 3 steps in the sugar production process.
Can you write two error-free sentences asking for assistance to find some lost documents?
This lesson contains three model answers using my “answer, explain, example” method.
Here’s another listening practice exercise for you to try!
Choose the best heading for each paragraph in a passage about migrating birds.
Here’s my band 9 essay on the topic of whether professionals should be allowed to work abroad. There’s also a quick homework task.
Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable, depending on how we want to use them.
Let’s work on a new ‘process diagram’ task together.
Can you write two error-free sentences that explain why some lost documents are important?
Here’s a topic that might seem strange at first, but that is actually quite easy if we follow the normal method.
Listen to a recording about cities and urbanisation, and complete the summary sentences.
Try today’s paragraph headings exercise. Many people find this one tricky!
See if you can finish the last sentence of my paragraph.
A subscriber asked me to explain the difference between these two types of essay structure.