IELTS Essentials Blog

One of the most important pieces of information available is the IELTS band descriptors for the Speaking and Writing sections of the test. This blog post gives an overview of the Speaking descriptors.

“OH NO! I didn’t answer all the bullet points! I’m going to get a low score.” This is a common thing I hear from students in my IELTS classes. They’re stressed out because in Part 2 of the Speaking test, the two-minute long turn, they didn’t speak to

When preparing for the IELTS Speaking test, you’ll notice that there are four sections to the assessment criteria. As you may have noticed in the IELTS public scoring guide, for higher marks in grammar you will need to do well in several areas.

In this series, we’ve looked at how to expand your vocabulary for your IELTS by creating vocabulary sets on common IELTS themes. So far, we’ve explored the topics of education, transportation, environment and travel & holidays. In this fifth and

Today’s IELTS theme is travel and holidays. Before we look at some suggested vocabulary sets for this topic, we’ll take a few minutes to look at the terms travel and holidays in more detail. Let’s look at a few common collocations with these two