25% 25% of the students failed the exam. A quarter of the students failed the exam. Exactly a quarter of the students failed the exam.
When describing a graph, use percentages creatively to show your range of language. 4% of students failed the exam. The above sentence is accurate. There are other ways to refer to 4% though. Consider the following: A tiny fraction of students failed the exam. A very small number of students failed the exam. Very […]
How to improve your English vocabulary before your IELTS exam. Some English language students don’t seem to realise that the responsibility for learning is theirs. It is the student who has to commit to learning and make the effort to improve. Too many students complain that they don’t understand all the vocabulary in a reading […]
Commas are important in your IELTS writing exam Many IELTS students and other people learning English seem to have problems with the use of the comma when punctuating sentences in English. It is really important that you try to use punctuation correctly in your IELTS exam. “I’m going to eat everybody.”
Here’s a link to an interesting page listing the 100 most commonly misspelled words in English. They are all words that could be used in your IELTS writing exam so it’s worth reading through what’s listed.
Here are the ten steps needed to write the best IELTS part 1 line graph writing task answer that you can. Step One Read the question carefully. Make sure that you understand what is being described by the line graph. Make absolutely sure that you know what you are being asked to write about. Usually, […]
Use new words and phrases BEFORE the IELTS exam How many times do you learn a new word or phrase and then think your work is done? How often do you look for the meaning of a word in the dictionary but never try to use the word yourself?
A piece of cake This refers to a task task that can be accomplished very easily. Anybody who thinks that the IELTS exam is a piece of cake is fooling themselves. Remember that you wonâ€™t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using […]
Free listening practice for IELTS It’s always great to discover a new source of fantastic listening practice material online. My students have been very enthusiatic about the range of listening practice materials, in video format, available on this site. TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading in the areas of Technology, Entertainment […]
Contractions in the IELTS exam In the IELTS Academic writing module, avoid using contractions. Contractions set a more informal tone to a piece of writing. It is fine to use contractions in the speaking module – in fact, not using contractions when speaking will make your English sound halting and a little forced. The number […]