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Anki for IELTS – Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn some modal verbs

By AWG 25th May 2016
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How to use Anki to improve your IELTS score

Do you get frustrated because you forget things you want to remember? Help is at hand, with a programme called Anki.

Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn basic modal verbs

If you have to learn anything, Anki is the best way to remember.

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Lexis for IELTS Writing Task 1 – take every opportunity to show off your lexis (2)

By AWG 10th May 2016
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Free IELTS tips writing task 1

Lexis for IELTS Writing Task 1 – take every opportunity to show off your lexis. Be prepared beforehand with some less common lexical items such as …

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – why this paragraph will get a high band score

By AWG 5th May 2016
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IELTS writing Task 2 band score descriptors free IELTS tips

IELTS Writing Task 2 – a detailed explanation of why my paragraph about staff uniform would get a high band score.

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, learn what a high band-score answer looks like

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Anki for IELTS – Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn basic tenses and auxiliaries

By AWG 29th April 2016
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How to use Anki to improve your IELTS score

Do you get frustrated because you forget things you want to remember? Help is at hand, with a programme called Anki.

Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn basic tenses and auxiliaries

If you have to learn anything, Anki is the best way to remember.

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Live Teaching Tips for IELTS Writing Task 1 – organising your answer

By AWG 21st April 2016
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IELTS Writing Task 1 - cohesion and coherence - organising your answer

Watch a live classroom recording of me and my students talking about how to organise a task 1 question about mobile and PC ownership

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, organise your Task 1 answer in a logical way

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Live Teaching Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 3 – popular food in your country

By AWG 18th April 2016
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IELTS Speaking Part 3

Watch a live classroom recording of me answering a question about the most popular types of food in a particular country.

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, copy my pronunciation, intonation, and lexis 🙂

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – turning a mechanical paragraph into a high band score one

By AWG 11th April 2016
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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Watch me convert a simple paragraph into a high band score one.

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, learn how to improve your cohesive devices.

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – writing a simple paragraph from a plan

By AWG 10th April 2016
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IELTS writing Task 2 paragraph creation

Watch me convert a plan into a simple paragraph for IELTS Writing task 2

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Brainstorming for IELTS Writing Task 2 – using the internet to create a plan

By AWG 7th April 2016
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Brainstorming IELTS writing task 2

How to create a plan for IELTS Writing task 2

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Speaking for IELTS – Advice on a strategy to answer questions about the past in the IELTS speaking test

By AWG 15th March 2016
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Motorbikes IELTS speaking part 3

If the examiner asks you to talk about the past, you can use this useful strategy

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Speaking for IELTS – illustrate your adjectives

By AWG 11th March 2016
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Adjectives IELTS speaking part 2

In the speaking test, you need to persuade the examiner that you can speak at length without noticeable effort in order to get a band score 7 for Fluency and Coherence.

Here’s a useful tip to help you to do that

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Speaking for IELTS – How to answer questions about the future in the IELTS speaking test.

By AWG 8th March 2016
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Predictions IELTS peaking

If the examiner asks you to speculate about a future trend, you can use this useful strategy

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Lexis for IELTS – take every opportunity to show off your vocabulary in Writing Task 1 (1)

By AWG 5th March 2016
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The future IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

Lexis for IELTS – take every opportunity to show off your vocabulary in Writing Task 1

Be prepared

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Vocabulary for IELTS in Writing Task 1 processes

By AWG 3rd March 2016
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Fruit picking writing Task 1 processes

How to think of vocabulary in a Writing Task 1 process

Ask yourself questions – why questions, where questions, etc

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Speaking for IELTS – stop giving boring lists!

By AWG 1st March 2016
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Mozart speaking for IELTS

If the examiner asks you a “what type of” question in the IELTS speaking test, it is better not to give him a boring list

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Idioms for IELTS – to look forward to

By AWG 27th February 2016
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to look forward to IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to use idioms

Can you use this simple idiom?

– to look forward to

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Word Families for IELTS – to tempt

By AWG 26th February 2016
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Temptation IELTS speaking Task 1 model answers

Can you make sentences with words from this important word family?

With audio

To tempt

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Referencing for IELTS Writing – the former and the latter

By AWG 25th February 2016
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Terry IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

To get a band score 7 for C&C you need clear referencing.

Learn how to use the former and the latter

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Linking words for IELTS – on the contrary and in contrast

By AWG 24th February 2016
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IELTS Writing Task 2 linking words On the other hand

On the contrary and in contrast.

Hands up if you think they’re the same.

Think again

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Idioms for IELTS – out of the blue

By AWG 23rd February 2016
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Out of the blue Grammar for IELTS vocabulary for IELTS

How to use idioms

Learn how to use the idiom – out of the blue – in the speaking test

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