Speaking Part 3: Hospitality

In your country, how do people treat visitors from abroad? Today’s lesson contains my sample answers to this question and two other related questions.

IELTS Listening: Trick questions

Be ready for ‘tricks’. For example, more than one possible answer is mentioned, or the speaker gives an answer and then changes it.

IELTS Advice: Basic study plan

People often ask me to give them a study plan. I don’t believe that study plans need to be complex or detailed, so I usually suggest a basic plan like the one in this lesson.

Have you tried ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence system that is going to revolutionise learning. In this lesson I discuss how we can use it as a tool for IELTS preparation.

Speaking Part 2: Describe a conversation

Read my model answer for the following task: Describe an interesting conversation. I’ve also listed the most useful vocabulary in my answer.

IELTS Advice: Be concise!

‘Concise’ means ‘brief but comprehensive’. Let’s have a look at a couple of examples of how I tried to make students’ writing more concise.

General Writing Task 1: Only 8 sentences!

Whether you are writing a formal letter or an informal letter, you only need to write 8 sentences. This lesson contains my 8-sentence template.

Writing Task 1: Finish my overview

Further education bar chart: Read my introduction, and then see if you can finish writing my overview paragraph.

Speaking Part 2: Describe a future plan

This lesson contains an IELTS Speaking Part 2 task and my sample answer: Describe a future plan which is not related to work or study.

IELTS Listening: Arctic ice

Listen to the recording about the problem of melting Arctic ice, and fill the gaps in the summary below it.

IELTS Reading: The Paper Clip

Read the passage about the history of the paper clip and complete the ‘true, false, not given’ exercise.

Video Lesson: Conclusion errors

Here’s a video lesson in which I correct some useful mistakes in students’ conclusion sentences.

IELTS Grammar: ‘lead to’

Can you use ‘lead to’ correctly in a sentence? Test yourself with the quick exercise in this lesson.