Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Achieving A 7.0 In Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

Many of my students ask me what is important in order to achieve a 7.0 or higher in Academic IELTS Writing Task 1. I believe that 6 main things are required:

1. Accurate description of the data/information 2. Consistent use of the correct verb tense 3. Variety of vocabulary, especially different verbs and also adverbs and adjectives if appropriate 4. Making different types of sentences or beginning sentences in different ways 5. Correct use of phrases required for comparing data and trends such as ‘By contrast’ and ‘Similarly’ 6. Only occasional and minor grammar and spelling mistakes

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Achieving A 7.0 In IELTS Writing Task 2

Many of my students ask me what is important in order to achieve a 7.0 or higher in IELTS Writing Task 2. I believe that 5 main things are required:

1. Good planning/thinking of ideas before writing 2. Good grammar (tenses, articles) 3. Good organisation/structure (paragraphs, topic sentences) 4. Use of topic vocabulary 5. Keeping relevant to the question

Saturday, 30th September 2017

3 Great Tips For IELTS Reading

Here are 3 great tips for achieving success in IELTS Reading:

1. Do not spend more than 20 minutes on each passage. The last passage is usually the most difficult so save enough time for it. 2. At the beginning, read the title, any headings, the first paragraph and the topic sentences of each paragraph to get an idea about the passage and to have some understanding of where information is likely to be. After this, start the questions. Do not read the whole passage as there is not enough time. 3. True/False/Not Given and Yes/No questions are the most… Continue reading…

Friday, 28th July 2017

IELTS Tips Page

Hello! I have a new page on my website! It’s an IELTS tips page that provides tips for Writing Task 1, Writing Task 2, Reading, Listening and Speaking. There are 38 tips in total! I’m sure you will find them very useful for achieving a good score in your IELTS exam!

Saturday, 12th November 2016

7 Great Tips For IELTS Writing Task 2

Here are 7 great tips for achieving success in IELTS Writing Task 2:

1. Have a quick think and make a plan before you begin writing. 2. Have a clear main idea or opinion and do not change or contradict it. 3. Good essays contain detail and explanation so make sure you support ideas or opinions with specific details or examples. 4. You can make up a study or some research to support an idea or opinion. Example sentence: Recent research revealed that vehicle fumes are one of the main causes of air pollution. 5. Try to avoid always using… Continue reading…