In my post for today I want to go through some phrases which I keep seeing day after day in many of your essay introductions and which you really need to stop writing. These phrases and sentences are considered to be memorised and are not counted by the examiner, and will affect your task response [...]
This is a recording of the second free, live class I held a week ago for IELTS Speaking, part 2, the topic card. Some of my students from IELTS9PRO were invited to join in to discuss strategy and techniques for part 2 of the speaking test, and to get some practice and feedback. This is [...]
This is a recording of a free, live class I held a week or so back for IELTS Speaking, part 1. Some of my students from IELTS9PRO were invited to join in to discuss strategy and techniques for part 1 of the speaking test, and to get some practice and feedback. This is the first [...]
This is something new for the channel, the first of my live IELTS speaking seminars held in association with IELTS9PRO. This was held live, last Friday, Sept 4th, on Zoom. We had a limited number of participants, only 8 in total, to maximise speaking time. The session was focused on part 1 of the IELTS [...]
As I mentioned before, every week, we will select an intro and invite the author to write a full essay for a free review on the channel. This is the winner for this week, for the anti-social activities topic. I also include my own band 9.0 essay sample to illustrate the points I make in [...]
If you saw yesterday's video, you will have seen how I analysed the student's essay and commented on the main problem, that of Lexical Resource. In this video, I analyse the second essay he sent me after seeing my video on his first essay. I wasn't very pleased to see that there was no difference [...]
Usually I would tell you how to get a high score, but in this case all you need is to do the opposite that this student did in his essay...What do I mean?..Well, some institutes teach their students essentially a load of rubbish based on an incorrect interpretation of the IELTS criteria, in this case [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucTk6pm-PKk Another commentary, this time for pie charts...
https://youtu.be/scFjFDRa2Xk Now a map, I will go through more of these in the future so keep an eye out for them...
https://youtu.be/hf_FPfEZ2bk Time to look at task 1 now, more to follow.