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How to use your time wisely in IELTS Writing

Get some handy tips that will keep you from losing points. IELTS is a language test but it also tests your test-taking skills so it’s important to have a good strategy when you are taking the exam. Below find some of our tips. * Start with task 2 always. Why?* If you run out of time and don’t write your conclusion or don’t finish a sentence & leave it in the middle, you will not get higher than a 5 for Coherence and Cohesion.* It’s worth double the marks so it’s worth spending time on* Use the time before you write wisely. Spend 3-4 minutes reading the question. Make sure you 100% understand the question so you can do well in Task Achievement* Spend about 5 minutes jotting down notes – an outline. What are your main ideas & what support do you have for them? Don’t forget to double check them against the questions so that you are in fact answering the question.* Use a template. Examiners are trained in understanding memorized language but learn a template for each kind of ques...

25 min2 w ago
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How to use your time wisely in IELTS Writing

How to Describe a Flow Chart in IELTS

In this tutorial you will: * review how to write about a flow chart* learn how to divide the writing task into 3 main parts This will help you to: * approach this type of task with confidence* obtain a high IELTS score in this exam task The Task 1 flow chart An IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 may ask you to summarise and report on a flow diagram describing a process. Flow charts may not be as common in IELTS exams as pie charts or line graphs but that does not mean you won’t have one when you take the test. Let’s look at the steps you should follow to make sure you get a high score in this test activity. Look before you plan A Task 1 flow chart might look like this: You should spend about 20 minutes on this task The diagram below shows how bricks are manufactured. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant Write at least 150 words I’m sure all of us have looked at a diagram of how to do something, from making a Lego m...

31 min2 w ago
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How to Describe a Flow Chart in IELTS

How Difficult is the IELTS Exam?

What to expect in the IELTS Exam In this tutorial you will: * learn about the test conditions * see how best to prepare for the exam * become aware of the need for quality feedback * realise the importance of timing in each exam section * discover how vital the ability to paraphrase is This will help you to: * make critical decisions on how to study for IELTS Exam * with effort and guidance, obtain a high IELTS band score The IELTS Exam The world’s leading test of English language proficiency, IELTS is not difficult in itself. In less than 3 hours, it assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking. The exam conditions, including the length and format of each part, the types of questions and tasks included, the methodology used to correct the test and so on, are standardized. That simply means that the same conditions apply to everyone who takes the test and the types of questions of each section are predictable. You can trust it. IELTS materials, including prac...

37 min3 w ago
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How Difficult is the IELTS Exam?

What is the difference between the IELTS General and IELTS Academic exam?

In this tutorial you will learn: * Specific differences between IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests in all the 4 exam sections (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). This will help you in your IELTS Speaking exam because: * You will learn the purposes of General Training and Academic IELTS exams. * You will see real examples of what the two exam types tasks look like * You will learn how to prepare for the two test types and will get a useful list of resources to build your vocabulary and language skills. Congratulations, you’ve just found out that you need to take the IELTS exam. Wait, but there are TWO of them: IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. Which one do you actually need and why? And how different are they, if there are two? We are going to explain all these in today’s tutorial. Believe me, it’s much easier when you can see the differences clearly. Now, the IELTS General Training exam evaluates your English proficiency in an everyday context. You will...

26 min3 w ago
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What is the difference between the IELTS General and IELTS Academic exam?

IELTS SUCCESS: Jesny Jumps from 6.5 to 7.5!

Meet Jesny! She is an HR professional based in India and has now started the express entry program to immigrate to Canada. Jesny had amazing grades in the other areas. Largely by practice tests and identifying her weak points. She also tried different strategies, and figured out which one worked best for her (reading the text first before attempting the questions). However, Jesny was stuck at 6.5 for the writing. She was studying from different sources for her writing prep, Youtube, Google etc… On Youtube each teacher has a different method, and none are accountable because all the information is free. This resulted in a lot of confusion and frustration. In the end, after reading our reviews on Trustpilot she decided to join our IELTS online course: Jump to Band 7 or it’s Free. And the rest is history! You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | Jesny jumps from band 6.5 to 7.5!

33 minOCT 26
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IELTS SUCCESS: Jesny Jumps from 6.5 to 7.5!

Sample Answers For Discuss Both Views and Give Your Opinion Questions

In this tutorial, we take a look at recent Task 2 questions seen in the IELTS exam. We answer three “ Discuss both views and give your opinion” essay type questions. This kind of essay requires you to discuss both views and present your opinion, with reasons supporting your answers. Listen to the full tutorial for the sample answers and ideas on how to best deal with these types of questions. Task 2 questions we will answer: 1.Some people prefer one-on-one lessons, while others prefer groups. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 2. Many people believe that we should protect all wild animals while others believe we should just protect some of them. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 3. Many people believe that individuals are responsible for their own happiness, while others think happiness is dependent on other external factors. Discuss both views and include your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and examples from your experience. For expert feedback to improv...

29 minOCT 21
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Sample Answers For Discuss Both Views and Give Your Opinion Questions

Sample Answers For Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages Questions

In this tutorial, Ben answers 3 recent IELTS Task 2 questions from the IELTS Exam. We will be focusing on how to answer the different types of essay questions that require you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages. These questions can be presented in the following forms: * What are the advantages?* Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.* Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Listen to the full audio to get sample answers for the following Task 2 questions: 1.Many companies and organisations require their employees to wear uniforms. What kind of jobs require uniforms? What are the disadvantages of wearing a uniform to work? 2.In some countries, young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this. 3.The global demand for oil and gas is increasing. Some believe that we should therefore encourage the exploitation of ...

27 minOCT 19
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Sample Answers For Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages Questions

7.5 and Starts Cambridge University!

In this tutorial, Julia tells us how she achieved 7.5 in the listening, 8 in the reading, 7 in the writing and 7 in the speaking. FIRST TIME! Julia shares a really inspiring story of pure hard work, focused study and determination. Could you plan your work then work your plan like Julia did? Put in 8 hours a day in the library? Julia did all the above, maybe because she had a conditional offer from Cambridge Listen to the full story to find out more about how Julia succeeded. If you need expert feedback to improve your IELTS score, take a look at our IELTS Online Course. You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript |

16 minOCT 15
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7.5 and Starts Cambridge University!

Do you know what IELTS Reading Questions to Expect?

The IELTS Reading section is the second part of the IELTS test and you will get 60 minutes to complete it. This section consists of up to four reading passages of increasing difficulty, and there is a total of 40 questions to answer. In this tutorial we cover: * The 10 types of IELTS reading task questions * A handful of reading tips for solid IELTS exam preparation. Question Types that you can expect: * Multiple choice questions * Information identification questions * Information matching * Head Matching * Sentence completion * Summary completion * Features matching * Matching sentence endings * Short answer questions * Matching information For more help with your IELTS preparation, take a look at our online course to help you You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | IELTS Reading: 10 Question Types

24 minOCT 10
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Do you know what IELTS Reading Questions to Expect?

How to describe a bar chart for IELTS

In the IELTS academic task 1, you may be required to describe a bar chart. You will need to write a 150 word summary about the bar chart presented to you. The task requires you to use formal language and it must factual. In this latest audio tutorial, we will give you the best tips to describe a bar chart in 2020. For expert feedback and help with your IELTS preparation, enrol in our IELTS writing course! For a full bar chart tutorial, click here: https://www.ieltspodcast.com/ielts-writing-task/ielts-academic-writing-task-1/describe-bar-graph/ You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript |

19 minOCT 7
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How to describe a bar chart for IELTS

Latest Episodes

How to use your time wisely in IELTS Writing

Get some handy tips that will keep you from losing points. IELTS is a language test but it also tests your test-taking skills so it’s important to have a good strategy when you are taking the exam. Below find some of our tips. * Start with task 2 always. Why?* If you run out of time and don’t write your conclusion or don’t finish a sentence & leave it in the middle, you will not get higher than a 5 for Coherence and Cohesion.* It’s worth double the marks so it’s worth spending time on* Use the time before you write wisely. Spend 3-4 minutes reading the question. Make sure you 100% understand the question so you can do well in Task Achievement* Spend about 5 minutes jotting down notes – an outline. What are your main ideas & what support do you have for them? Don’t forget to double check them against the questions so that you are in fact answering the question.* Use a template. Examiners are trained in understanding memorized language but learn a template for each kind of ques...

25 min2 w ago
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How to use your time wisely in IELTS Writing

How to Describe a Flow Chart in IELTS

In this tutorial you will: * review how to write about a flow chart* learn how to divide the writing task into 3 main parts This will help you to: * approach this type of task with confidence* obtain a high IELTS score in this exam task The Task 1 flow chart An IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 may ask you to summarise and report on a flow diagram describing a process. Flow charts may not be as common in IELTS exams as pie charts or line graphs but that does not mean you won’t have one when you take the test. Let’s look at the steps you should follow to make sure you get a high score in this test activity. Look before you plan A Task 1 flow chart might look like this: You should spend about 20 minutes on this task The diagram below shows how bricks are manufactured. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant Write at least 150 words I’m sure all of us have looked at a diagram of how to do something, from making a Lego m...

31 min2 w ago
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How to Describe a Flow Chart in IELTS

How Difficult is the IELTS Exam?

What to expect in the IELTS Exam In this tutorial you will: * learn about the test conditions * see how best to prepare for the exam * become aware of the need for quality feedback * realise the importance of timing in each exam section * discover how vital the ability to paraphrase is This will help you to: * make critical decisions on how to study for IELTS Exam * with effort and guidance, obtain a high IELTS band score The IELTS Exam The world’s leading test of English language proficiency, IELTS is not difficult in itself. In less than 3 hours, it assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking. The exam conditions, including the length and format of each part, the types of questions and tasks included, the methodology used to correct the test and so on, are standardized. That simply means that the same conditions apply to everyone who takes the test and the types of questions of each section are predictable. You can trust it. IELTS materials, including prac...

37 min3 w ago
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How Difficult is the IELTS Exam?

What is the difference between the IELTS General and IELTS Academic exam?

In this tutorial you will learn: * Specific differences between IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests in all the 4 exam sections (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). This will help you in your IELTS Speaking exam because: * You will learn the purposes of General Training and Academic IELTS exams. * You will see real examples of what the two exam types tasks look like * You will learn how to prepare for the two test types and will get a useful list of resources to build your vocabulary and language skills. Congratulations, you’ve just found out that you need to take the IELTS exam. Wait, but there are TWO of them: IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. Which one do you actually need and why? And how different are they, if there are two? We are going to explain all these in today’s tutorial. Believe me, it’s much easier when you can see the differences clearly. Now, the IELTS General Training exam evaluates your English proficiency in an everyday context. You will...

26 min3 w ago
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What is the difference between the IELTS General and IELTS Academic exam?

IELTS SUCCESS: Jesny Jumps from 6.5 to 7.5!

Meet Jesny! She is an HR professional based in India and has now started the express entry program to immigrate to Canada. Jesny had amazing grades in the other areas. Largely by practice tests and identifying her weak points. She also tried different strategies, and figured out which one worked best for her (reading the text first before attempting the questions). However, Jesny was stuck at 6.5 for the writing. She was studying from different sources for her writing prep, Youtube, Google etc… On Youtube each teacher has a different method, and none are accountable because all the information is free. This resulted in a lot of confusion and frustration. In the end, after reading our reviews on Trustpilot she decided to join our IELTS online course: Jump to Band 7 or it’s Free. And the rest is history! You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | Jesny jumps from band 6.5 to 7.5!

33 minOCT 26
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IELTS SUCCESS: Jesny Jumps from 6.5 to 7.5!

Sample Answers For Discuss Both Views and Give Your Opinion Questions

In this tutorial, we take a look at recent Task 2 questions seen in the IELTS exam. We answer three “ Discuss both views and give your opinion” essay type questions. This kind of essay requires you to discuss both views and present your opinion, with reasons supporting your answers. Listen to the full tutorial for the sample answers and ideas on how to best deal with these types of questions. Task 2 questions we will answer: 1.Some people prefer one-on-one lessons, while others prefer groups. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 2. Many people believe that we should protect all wild animals while others believe we should just protect some of them. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 3. Many people believe that individuals are responsible for their own happiness, while others think happiness is dependent on other external factors. Discuss both views and include your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and examples from your experience. For expert feedback to improv...

29 minOCT 21
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Sample Answers For Discuss Both Views and Give Your Opinion Questions

Sample Answers For Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages Questions

In this tutorial, Ben answers 3 recent IELTS Task 2 questions from the IELTS Exam. We will be focusing on how to answer the different types of essay questions that require you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages. These questions can be presented in the following forms: * What are the advantages?* Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.* Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Listen to the full audio to get sample answers for the following Task 2 questions: 1.Many companies and organisations require their employees to wear uniforms. What kind of jobs require uniforms? What are the disadvantages of wearing a uniform to work? 2.In some countries, young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this. 3.The global demand for oil and gas is increasing. Some believe that we should therefore encourage the exploitation of ...

27 minOCT 19
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Sample Answers For Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages Questions

7.5 and Starts Cambridge University!

In this tutorial, Julia tells us how she achieved 7.5 in the listening, 8 in the reading, 7 in the writing and 7 in the speaking. FIRST TIME! Julia shares a really inspiring story of pure hard work, focused study and determination. Could you plan your work then work your plan like Julia did? Put in 8 hours a day in the library? Julia did all the above, maybe because she had a conditional offer from Cambridge Listen to the full story to find out more about how Julia succeeded. If you need expert feedback to improve your IELTS score, take a look at our IELTS Online Course. You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript |

16 minOCT 15
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7.5 and Starts Cambridge University!

Do you know what IELTS Reading Questions to Expect?

The IELTS Reading section is the second part of the IELTS test and you will get 60 minutes to complete it. This section consists of up to four reading passages of increasing difficulty, and there is a total of 40 questions to answer. In this tutorial we cover: * The 10 types of IELTS reading task questions * A handful of reading tips for solid IELTS exam preparation. Question Types that you can expect: * Multiple choice questions * Information identification questions * Information matching * Head Matching * Sentence completion * Summary completion * Features matching * Matching sentence endings * Short answer questions * Matching information For more help with your IELTS preparation, take a look at our online course to help you You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | IELTS Reading: 10 Question Types

24 minOCT 10
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Do you know what IELTS Reading Questions to Expect?

How to describe a bar chart for IELTS

In the IELTS academic task 1, you may be required to describe a bar chart. You will need to write a 150 word summary about the bar chart presented to you. The task requires you to use formal language and it must factual. In this latest audio tutorial, we will give you the best tips to describe a bar chart in 2020. For expert feedback and help with your IELTS preparation, enrol in our IELTS writing course! For a full bar chart tutorial, click here: https://www.ieltspodcast.com/ielts-writing-task/ielts-academic-writing-task-1/describe-bar-graph/ You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript |

19 minOCT 7
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How to describe a bar chart for IELTS
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