DC IELTS – an IELTS teacher’s guide

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Qualifiers – learn how to use words like pretty and slightly

Make yourself sound better by using qualifiers such as pretty and slightly when you speak. Listen to a sample video, do a quick exercise and find ways to practise the skill
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Practice for speaking about leisure activities – what you like and dislike

An idea for how to practise speaking about leisure activities and giving more fluent answers when talking about likes and dislikes
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Personality idioms words and phrases

Some personality idioms words and phrases for describing people and their characters in IELTS part speaking:
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Personal pronouns in IELTS essays

Advice with a download on whether you should use personal opinion language in IELTS essays. READ THE QUESTION.
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Different ways to talk about the future in IELTS

A speaking on how to improve IELTS speaking by learning to use different words to talk about the future and not just “will”
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Sound scripting – an exercise for better pronunication

A suggestion on how to use sound scripting to improve your pronunciation and sentence stress
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IELTS prep books


Writing guide

Lessons on IELTS writing skills, essays, academic task 1 and letters

IELTS writing

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Speaking guide

Lessons on speaking with practice questions and sample answers

IELTS speaking

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Reading guide

Practical help with dealing with reading questions with lots of practice

IELTS reading

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Listening guide

Lessons, practice questions and handy tips on getting a a better score

ielts listening

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Better IELTS Vocabulary

There is lots and lots here: helpful lists of words with exercises for topic vocabulary, academic word exercises and far more

IELTS vocabulary

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Help with grammar

Better grammar is key to improving your score. These lessons should help with both your speaking and your writing.

IELTS grammar

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Get some quick tips

Sometimes quick and simple is good. These popular IELTS preparation tips could be just what you need. They cover all the skills.

IELTS tips

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