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

By Tony Grace 13th February 2020
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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

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

By Tony Grace 30th December 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
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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 2019
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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 Tony Grace 25th May 2019
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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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Anki for IELTS – Watch me showing a student how to use Anki to learn basic tenses and auxiliaries

By Tony Grace 29th April 2019
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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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Lexis for IELTS – take every opportunity to show off your vocabulary in Writing Task 1 (1)

By Tony Grace 5th March 2019
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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 Tony Grace 3rd March 2019
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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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Word Families for IELTS – to tempt

By Tony Grace 26th February 2019
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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 Tony Grace 25th February 2019
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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 Tony Grace 24th February 2019
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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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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – rail networks

By Tony Grace 22nd February 2019
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Train IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Referencing for IELTS Writing Task 1 (2) – correct or incorrect?

By Tony Grace 21st February 2019
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Referee IELTS WRITING TASK 1 TASK 2 MODEL ANSWERS CHARTS TABLES SPEAKING

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

Decide if these sentences are correct or not

The majority of people borrowing money borrowed money in order to buy a house or a car.

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Referencing for IELTS Task 1 – some examples of good referencing

By Tony Grace 19th February 2019
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Sanchez Grammar for IELTS vocabulary for IELTS

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

Here are a few examples of clear referencing for IELTS Task 1

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Pronunciation for IELTS – past tenses

By Tony Grace 18th February 2019
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Sanchez Grammar for IELTS vocabulary for IELTS

You need to know how to pronounce past tenses in order to get a 7 for pronunciation in the speaking test.

Practise with these sentences

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – reasons for using the internet

By Tony Grace 16th February 2019
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Internet Reasons - IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – electronic devices

By Tony Grace 11th February 2019
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Devices IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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

By Tony Grace 13th February 2020
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

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

By Tony Grace 30th December 2019
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 2019
Categories , ,
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 Tony Grace 25th May 2019
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

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

By Tony Grace 29th April 2019
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

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

By Tony Grace 5th March 2019
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 Tony Grace 3rd March 2019
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

Word Families for IELTS – to tempt

By Tony Grace 26th February 2019
Categories , , , ,
Temptation IELTS speaking Task 1 model answers

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

With audio

To tempt

Read the post

Referencing for IELTS Writing – the former and the latter

By Tony Grace 25th February 2019
Categories , , , , , ,
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

Read the post

Linking words for IELTS – on the contrary and in contrast

By Tony Grace 24th February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
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

Read the post

Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – rail networks

By Tony Grace 22nd February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
Train IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Referencing for IELTS Writing Task 1 (2) – correct or incorrect?

By Tony Grace 21st February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
Referee IELTS WRITING TASK 1 TASK 2 MODEL ANSWERS CHARTS TABLES SPEAKING

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

Decide if these sentences are correct or not

The majority of people borrowing money borrowed money in order to buy a house or a car.

Read the post

Referencing for IELTS Task 1 – some examples of good referencing

By Tony Grace 19th February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
Sanchez Grammar for IELTS vocabulary for IELTS

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

Here are a few examples of clear referencing for IELTS Task 1

Read the post

Pronunciation for IELTS – past tenses

By Tony Grace 18th February 2019
Categories , , , ,
Sanchez Grammar for IELTS vocabulary for IELTS

You need to know how to pronounce past tenses in order to get a 7 for pronunciation in the speaking test.

Practise with these sentences

Read the post

Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – reasons for using the internet

By Tony Grace 16th February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
Internet Reasons - IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – electronic devices

By Tony Grace 11th February 2019
Categories , , , , ,
Devices IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

How to select information in Writing Task 1

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