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Using I wish in IELTS speaking

How to use I wish in IELTS speaking to improve the range of your grammar and to extend your answers to less interesting questions
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Speaking practice for part 1 IELTS

An idea for speaking practice for part 1 IELTS. Try to answer the same questions in different ways and learn the skills of extending answers
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Deciding what to talk about in part 2 speaking

What to talk about in part 2 speaking? Make sure that you select the thing you can speak about for 2 minutes. This may mean spending time considering different options
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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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Cohesion and avoiding repetition

How to link your writing better and avoid repetition by using pronouns, synonyms and different word forms
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Improve your writing by using an IELTS essays checklist

A lesson showing you how to use an IELTS essays checklist to improve your band score and make fewer avoidable mistakes. Follow the IELTs writing criteria
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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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