Topic sentences for IELTS – how to write a high band score topic sentence

By AWG 13th February 2017
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Find out why topic sentences are important and how to write a simple topic sentence and then develop it into a high band score one

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Task 2 – Introductions – Gap year

By AWG 31st January 2017
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Mind the gap IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

Practise writing a simple high band-score introduction.

After reading your introduction, the examiner should know
> what is the question about
> what your position is

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Task 2 – Introductions – Single sex schools

By AWG 24th January 2017
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Single Sex Schools IELTS Task 2 writing Correct or incorrect Grammar for IELTS Vocabulary for IELTS trung tam ngoai ngu trung tâm ti?ng anh trung tâm anh ng? IELTS Simon

What is the question about?

It’s about …

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

By AWG 4th January 2017
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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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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – turning a mechanical paragraph into a high band score one

By AWG 3rd January 2017
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Paragraph building IELTS writing Task 2 uniforms

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 2nd January 2017
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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 1st January 2017
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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 – How to answer questions about the future in the IELTS speaking test

By Tony Grace 30th December 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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Speaking for IELTS – Advice on a strategy to answer questions about the past in the IELTS speaking test

By Tony Grace 2nd December 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 Tony Grace 25th November 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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Idioms for IELTS – to look forward to / to take something for granted

By Tony Grace 20th November 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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Speaking for IELTS – stop giving boring lists!

By Tony Grace 20th November 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 get away with / to put up with / out of the blue /

By Tony Grace 15th November 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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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 11th 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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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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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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Topic sentences for IELTS – how to write a high band score topic sentence

By AWG 13th February 2017
Categories , , , ,
topic IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

Find out why topic sentences are important and how to write a simple topic sentence and then develop it into a high band score one

Read the post

Task 2 – Introductions – Gap year

By AWG 31st January 2017
Categories , , ,
Mind the gap IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

Practise writing a simple high band-score introduction.

After reading your introduction, the examiner should know
> what is the question about
> what your position is

Read the post

Task 2 – Introductions – Single sex schools

By AWG 24th January 2017
Categories , , ,
Single Sex Schools IELTS Task 2 writing Correct or incorrect Grammar for IELTS Vocabulary for IELTS trung tam ngoai ngu trung tâm ti?ng anh trung tâm anh ng? IELTS Simon

What is the question about?

It’s about …

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

By AWG 4th January 2017
Categories , , , ,
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

Read the post

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

By AWG 3rd January 2017
Categories , , , ,
Paragraph building IELTS writing Task 2 uniforms

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.

Read the post

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

By AWG 2nd January 2017
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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 1st January 2017
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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 – How to answer questions about the future in the IELTS speaking test

By Tony Grace 30th December 2016
Categories , ,
Predictions IELTS peaking

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

Read the post

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

By Tony Grace 2nd December 2016
Categories , ,
Motorbikes IELTS speaking part 3

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

Read the post

Speaking for IELTS – illustrate your adjectives

By Tony Grace 25th November 2016
Categories , , ,
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

Read the post

Idioms for IELTS – to look forward to / to take something for granted

By Tony Grace 20th November 2016
Categories , , ,
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

Read the post

Speaking for IELTS – stop giving boring lists!

By Tony Grace 20th November 2016
Categories , ,
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

Read the post

Idioms for IELTS – to get away with / to put up with / out of the blue /

By Tony Grace 15th November 2016
Categories , , ,
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

Read the post

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

By AWG 25th May 2016
Categories , , , ,
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.

Read the post

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

By AWG 11th May 2016
Categories , , , ,
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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Anki for IELTS – Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn basic tenses and auxiliaries

By AWG 29th April 2016
Categories , , , , ,
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.

Read the post

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

By AWG 21st April 2016
Categories , , , ,
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

Read the post

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

By AWG 18th April 2016
Categories , , , ,
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 🙂

Read the post

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

By AWG 5th March 2016
Categories , , , , ,
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

Read the post

Vocabulary for IELTS in Writing Task 1 processes

By AWG 3rd March 2016
Categories , , , , ,
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

Read the post

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