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Find blog articles written by IELTS experts to help you improve your knowledge of the English language and the IELTS test.


Things to do before your IELTS test

Published on April 22, 2019

As a certified IELTS examiner, I have spent a lot of time examining people from around the world who are taking the IELTS test. In this time, I have come up with some tips and recommendations that I think those taking the IELTS test should consider


IELTS preparation tips: effective translation

Published on April 1, 2019

Subtitles on or subtitles off? For English language learners, this is a common question. If I turn the subtitles off, I can focus on my listening skills. If I put the subtitles in English, I can easier /understand the actors. If the subtitles are in


IELTS grammar study guide: relative clauses

Published on March 25, 2019

Grammar is one of the four categories that you’ll be assessed on in the Speaking and Writing sections of the IELTS test. When assessing your use of grammar, examiners will not only focus on whether your language has errors or not, but they’ll also


Real grammar goals

Published on March 18, 2019

Although a frustrating and tedious task, achieving perfect grammar is the goal for English language learners. You have to be a realistic about your skills and goals when it comes to grammar and the IELTS test.


Organizing your writing on the IELTS

Published on March 11, 2019

If you have done some research about IELTS, you know that it is very important that writing responses be organized. This blog post will provide some tips to keep in mind to help organize your writing on the IELTS test.