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Punctuation and the IELTS Writing test

Published on October 16, 2018

When writing in English, it is common for students (and native speakers) to focus on using correct grammar and vocabulary. Quite often, very little attention is given to other features of writing such as punctuation, which is a mistake. Using


The importance of tone

Published on October 1, 2018

On the IELTS Writing test, one thing that we must consider is tone. In fact, tone is something that is important whether we are communicating in writing or when we are speaking. Using the correct tone helps to ensure our message is received clearly


Computer-based IELTS? You bet!

Published on September 24, 2018

IELTS is delivering the Reading, Writing and Listening tests on computer. Now there is an exception, the Speaking test has not changed. The Speaking test still involves speaking with a real, certified, IELTS examiner. So what does this mean for test


Role Reversal: You are the Teacher

Published on August 27, 2018

You need to understand IELTS itself as well as the information that could be within the different sections to do well on the exam. Trying to teach information to someone else is one of the best ways to know if you understand something.