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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Kristin Espinar

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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined
Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Kristin Espinar

30
Followers
103
Plays
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About the ShowLearn how to get a 7+ Band Score on the IELTS exam. Activate Your IELTS is a show that will help you develop the exam strategy skills as well as develop your English language level so that you are able to get the IELTS band score that you need to achieve your dreams.About Your HostI have been an English instructor for over 13 years. I have taught in Spain, Russia, and the United States. Over the years I have taught everything from General English to Accent Reduction and Official Exam Preparation. I have twelve years of experience teaching FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, and TOEFL. Academic English is my passion and I want to share it with you.I also have experience in official assessment for exams and have been an examiner for different exams. I was certified as a trainer for Cambridge exams (FCE) and have done official assessment for TOEFL exams. Additionally, I have spent several years teaching in American universities preparing international students to succeed academically. Furthermore, I have spent several years in academic management, teacher training and eLearning. My career has spanned many years, countries, and areas in the field of English. Because this is my passion, I wanted to share my insights with you and hope that it helps you in your exam preparation journey.What Will We Talk About?On this show we will work on building your English level, learning how to take the IELTS exam, looking for affordable resources, and doing exercises that help you get the skills you need to pass the IELTS exam. I believe you can do is, so let's get started!

Latest Episodes

Episode 64: IELTS Vocabulary for Writing Task 1 Academic Training

In this episode, I look at some key vocabulary that you can use to describe graphs in IELTS writing. I also provide a free PDF to help you with your IELTS preparation practice.

11 MIN1 days ago
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Episode 64: IELTS Vocabulary for Writing Task 1 Academic Training

Episode 63: IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Graphs

In this episode, I discuss the structure of IELTS writing task 1 (Academic) In particular I focus on describing graphs and how you should organize your paragraphs. I give some quick tips so you can get some quick wins.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 63: IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Graphs

Episode 62: How to Increase Your Confidence on IELTS Tasks

In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective. One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing.

16 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 62: How to Increase Your Confidence on IELTS Tasks

Episode 61: Use Concrete Rather than Imprecise Language

In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective. One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing.

12 MIN3 weeks ago
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Episode 61: Use Concrete Rather than Imprecise Language

Episode 60: How to Improve Your Timing for IELTS Writing and Speaking Tasks

Timing is an important element to nailing the IELTS writing and speaking part of the exam, but unfortunately it is also often overlooked in preparation. In this episode, I reveal exactly how to manage timing for both parts of the exam in your IELTS preparation.

10 MINSEP 17
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Episode 60: How to Improve Your Timing for IELTS Writing and Speaking Tasks

Episode: 59 My Favorite Authentic Texts

Authentic texts are an essential part of your IELTS preparation. What are authentic texts? These are real-life examples of English in use, things like newspapers, videos, podcasts, and music. I want you to use authentic texts for a variety of reasons which I go over in detail in this episode.

21 MINSEP 10
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Episode: 59 My Favorite Authentic Texts

Episode 58: Commonly Misused Words in English

In this episode, I go over 10 of the top commonly misused words in English. These are words that I see both native speakers and non-native speakers struggling with. I wanted to create a quick and easy guide to help you out.

13 MINSEP 3
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Episode 58: Commonly Misused Words in English

Episode 57: Fluency, Hesitations and Long Pauses

In this episode, I highlight three areas of difficulty that students have with fluency in speaking. These areas are using pauses, hesitations, and fillers in their speech. I discuss what the issues are, why people have them and how they can improve them.

6 MINAUG 27
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Episode 57: Fluency, Hesitations and Long Pauses

Episode 56: How Can You Reduce Your Nervousness?

One of the major issues that students often have when it comes to IELTS speaking is reducing their nervousness enough to give a confident response with effective delivery. In this episode, I give some quick tips for reducing your nervousness for exam preparation.

8 MINAUG 20
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Episode 56: How Can You Reduce Your Nervousness?

Episode 55: How Indranil Went from a 5 to a 6 Band Score in IELTS Writing in Just a Few Weeks

In this episode, I take time to interview one of my students, Indranil Saha. Indranil took my IELTS writing and speaking video course and was able to improve his writing from a 5 band score to a 6 band score in just a few weeks. In the episode, we discuss exactly how he did that and what his tips are for students.

44 MINAUG 13
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Episode 55: How Indranil Went from a 5 to a 6 Band Score in IELTS Writing in Just a Few Weeks

Latest Episodes

Episode 64: IELTS Vocabulary for Writing Task 1 Academic Training

In this episode, I look at some key vocabulary that you can use to describe graphs in IELTS writing. I also provide a free PDF to help you with your IELTS preparation practice.

11 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Episode 64: IELTS Vocabulary for Writing Task 1 Academic Training

Episode 63: IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Graphs

In this episode, I discuss the structure of IELTS writing task 1 (Academic) In particular I focus on describing graphs and how you should organize your paragraphs. I give some quick tips so you can get some quick wins.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 63: IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Graphs

Episode 62: How to Increase Your Confidence on IELTS Tasks

In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective. One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing.

16 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 62: How to Increase Your Confidence on IELTS Tasks

Episode 61: Use Concrete Rather than Imprecise Language

In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective. One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing.

12 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 61: Use Concrete Rather than Imprecise Language

Episode 60: How to Improve Your Timing for IELTS Writing and Speaking Tasks

Timing is an important element to nailing the IELTS writing and speaking part of the exam, but unfortunately it is also often overlooked in preparation. In this episode, I reveal exactly how to manage timing for both parts of the exam in your IELTS preparation.

10 MINSEP 17
Comments
Episode 60: How to Improve Your Timing for IELTS Writing and Speaking Tasks

Episode: 59 My Favorite Authentic Texts

Authentic texts are an essential part of your IELTS preparation. What are authentic texts? These are real-life examples of English in use, things like newspapers, videos, podcasts, and music. I want you to use authentic texts for a variety of reasons which I go over in detail in this episode.

21 MINSEP 10
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Episode: 59 My Favorite Authentic Texts

Episode 58: Commonly Misused Words in English

In this episode, I go over 10 of the top commonly misused words in English. These are words that I see both native speakers and non-native speakers struggling with. I wanted to create a quick and easy guide to help you out.

13 MINSEP 3
Comments
Episode 58: Commonly Misused Words in English

Episode 57: Fluency, Hesitations and Long Pauses

In this episode, I highlight three areas of difficulty that students have with fluency in speaking. These areas are using pauses, hesitations, and fillers in their speech. I discuss what the issues are, why people have them and how they can improve them.

6 MINAUG 27
Comments
Episode 57: Fluency, Hesitations and Long Pauses

Episode 56: How Can You Reduce Your Nervousness?

One of the major issues that students often have when it comes to IELTS speaking is reducing their nervousness enough to give a confident response with effective delivery. In this episode, I give some quick tips for reducing your nervousness for exam preparation.

8 MINAUG 20
Comments
Episode 56: How Can You Reduce Your Nervousness?

Episode 55: How Indranil Went from a 5 to a 6 Band Score in IELTS Writing in Just a Few Weeks

In this episode, I take time to interview one of my students, Indranil Saha. Indranil took my IELTS writing and speaking video course and was able to improve his writing from a 5 band score to a 6 band score in just a few weeks. In the episode, we discuss exactly how he did that and what his tips are for students.

44 MINAUG 13
Comments
Episode 55: How Indranil Went from a 5 to a 6 Band Score in IELTS Writing in Just a Few Weeks