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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to know for the test. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and get all the downloads, tests, advice and tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Join the Members Academy for step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to know for the test. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and get all the downloads, tests, advice and tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Join the Members Academy for step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
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IELTS GT Writing: A job application ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ
Day 15 of the GT IELTS WRITING 28-Day Course is all about different types of job applications.
28:03
December 6, 2019
We need to talk about your writing โœ๐Ÿฝ
I spend half my life telling students to write more formally, and half my life telling students the opposite. There is a huge gulf between the two styles, and itโ€™s probably affecting your score and costing you money. But there are simple solutions. This podcast looks at a few of them. I hope it will help the 77% of my followers who donโ€™t know that they have a problem. Sorry to sound harsh but Iโ€™m honestly trying to help. Get all the tips from the episode here: https://ieltsetc.com/2019/11/10-ways-less-formal-gt-task-1/ https://ieltsetc.com/2018/02/how-formal-is-formal-writing/ https://ieltsetc.com/how-to-write-a-formal-or-informal-letter/
28:49
November 29, 2019
๐ŸคฏIELTS Reading and LIVE YOUTUBE at the same time! ๐Ÿฆพ
This was an experiment with my multi tasking skills. Could I do a YouTube live and manage 3 screens as well as a podcast so that you can see the text as I talk you through it? Link on the way.
14:37
November 22, 2019
IELTS Reading: Venus in transit ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿช
This has been on my list of things to do for about a year! Such a tough text but so easy to guess at least half of the answers without a PhD in Astronomy!
22:01
November 15, 2019
IELTS Reading: Biological control of pests ๐Ÿฆ—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ…
A truly awful text but totally worth it for the vocab and strategies. Learn how to answer these questions without understanding almost anything ๐Ÿ˜ฏ!
26:23
November 7, 2019
IELTS Reading: The truth about the environment ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿงฏ
Passage 3 with lots of Vocab you can use in Writing Task 2.
29:25
October 28, 2019
IELTS listening: ๐ŸŒŠMarine renewable energy (Ocean Energy)
A fabulous Part 4 Listening with tons of Vocab and expressions useful for both Task 1 Writing โœ๐Ÿฝ (processes) and Task 2 Writing โœ๐Ÿฝ.
26:23
October 21, 2019
IELTS Tips: What to do when you hit a plateau โ›ฐ
Have you hit a plateau with IELTS? Are you stuck at the same band despite studying really hard? Iโ€™ve done some research and condensed it into this 40-minute episode so that you can push yourself to the next level.
37:40
October 11, 2019
IELTS GT Reading: Out of the ashes ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Passage 3 about the restoration of an 18th century house which caught fire. Excellent for Vocab about Buildings (Day 8 in the Vocab Course).
27:41
October 4, 2019
IELTS Reading: Endless Harvest ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ
Academic Passage 2 about over-fishing, commercial fishing, sustainable fishing and environmental responsibility. T/F/NG.
28:36
September 28, 2019
IELTS Writing Task 2: Do prisons work?
An example of a Band 9 essay that breaks some of the essay-writing โ€˜rulesโ€™, but answers the question perfectly with plenty of expressions that you can use and adapt to suit many other IELTS essay topics. I also rant on a bit about what kind of Vocab you should learn, how you should learn it, and why my Vocabulary Course answers both of those questions, saving you time, hassle and money! Www.members.ieltsetc.com/mayday/ Get the full essay here https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-writing-task-2-topics-and-models-crime/
25:51
September 19, 2019
IELTS Reading: Rural Transport Project ๐Ÿšœ ๐Ÿด
Ok this one is pretty tedious BUT! it covers 4 question of the WORST types (Matching Headings, YNNG, Sentence completion and Q40) so itโ€™s well worth a listen. There are also some fab collocations at the end.
30:56
September 12, 2019
IELTS Listening: โ›”๏ธ โ›”๏ธSignposts Part 2
Last week I outlined the 10 signals and signposts that lead you to the answer in the Listening Test (see my blog for more details and a YouTube video). This week Iโ€™m showing you an almost identical example so that you can see exactly how these patterns work in other tests and you can apply the same principles to all your tests. https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/
25:45
September 6, 2019
IELTS Listening: โ›”๏ธ SIGNALS and SIGNPOSTS to lead you to the answer.โ›”๏ธ
Listening Part 3 is a very carefully structured dialogue full of signals like โ€˜So!โ€™ โ€˜โ€™Well!โ€™ โ€˜โ€™Now!โ€™, emphatic structures (โ€˜What I decided to do was....โ€™), negative tones (โ€˜But Iโ€™m afraid I didnโ€™t manage to...โ€™) and advice structures (โ€˜If I were you Iโ€™d...โ€™ โ€˜I think you should...โ€™ โ€˜You really do need to...โ€™).
23:18
August 29, 2019
IELTS Reading: Sustainable Architecture - ๐Ÿœ lessons from the ant ๐Ÿœ
Reading about a building in Zimbabwe whose โ€˜air-conditioning systemโ€™ was based on termite mounds. Fascinating!
34:36
August 22, 2019
IELTS Grammar: a simple way of remembering the difference between โ€˜ingโ€™ and infinitives ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
If you struggle to work out when to use โ€˜ingโ€™ the solution is here! Find the whole blog on my website and 10-minute tutorial on YouTube. https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/08/ing-versus-infinitives/
35:40
August 15, 2019
IELTS Vocab and Reading: The true cost of food ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ
I chose this one JUST because of the vocab! Itโ€™s fabulous to review the topic of intensive industrial agriculture and its impact on the environment.
33:22
August 2, 2019
IELTS Writing: Complex sentences ๐Ÿคฉ
10 simple ways to make your sentences more complex for #ielts writing and speaking. If youโ€™re short on time, watch my video on YouTube - find this and all the examples on my blog: https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/07/ielts-complex-sentences/
28:17
July 27, 2019
IELTS Reading: Climate change and the Inuit โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŽ
A problem-solution structure with matching headings and gap-fill.
31:23
July 18, 2019
IELTS Writing: A gap year ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“
Looking at 2 model essays from the General Training test (slightly less formal then the Academic Test). Focusing on developing your points using my 'PEGS' method. Finish with a quick TFNG on the same topic ๐Ÿ˜Š
30:28
July 11, 2019
IELTS Reading: Bring back the big cats ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿพ
If you listen to just one podcast this week, make sure it's this one! A fascinating text bursting with IELTS vocabulary.
36:35
July 4, 2019
Can I prepare for IELTS in one month?
This episodes encourages you to dust off your 28-Day Planner and use it more effectively. Find all the tips and links on my blog https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/06/28-ways-ielts-planner/
31:54
June 27, 2019
IELTS Writing Task 1: How to make predictions ๐Ÿค–
Comparing Bands 5 to 7 in terms of grammatical complexity when making predictions!
21:24
June 19, 2019
IELTS Reading part 1: The history of cinema ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽŸ
Academic passage 1 (good for GT too) all about how cinema developed. Good to learn about this topic (there's a listening about it here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-listening-history-moving-pictures/)!
29:38
June 11, 2019
IELTS Writing Task 1: โ›ฒ๏ธChanges to a park ๐Ÿฅ€
This episode gives you 5 clear steps towards a better description of changes (to a town, building, map etc). See the map and the magic in my YouTube video https://youtu.be/RYwrFUphmrc ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
32:36
May 31, 2019
IELTS Listening: Neolithic Ireland โ˜˜๏ธ
This episode focuses on the grammar of Modals of Deduction in IELTS Listening. Find a full explanation with practice on my website. https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/05/ielts-grammar-modals-deduction/
24:52
May 21, 2019
28 ways to improve your IELTS Vocabulary.๐Ÿ“•
Check out my website for all of the 28 tips with links https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/05/28-ways-improve-ielts-vocab/. ย Get the full vocabulary course in the Members Academy www.ieltsetc.com
34:11
May 9, 2019
IELTS Process Writing: Converting waste ๐Ÿ’ฉto fuel ๐Ÿ”ฅ
A recent #ielts process (see diagram on my social media accounts or check the website where I found it (bigadan.com).
24:18
May 2, 2019
IELTS Reading: The history of tortoises ๐Ÿข
A very difficult Passage 3 where a Degree in Zoology might help. Here is the text on the website https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/04/ielts-reading-history-of-the-tortoise/
24:47
April 25, 2019
IELTS Writing: Task 1: The lifecycle of a butterfly ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ‹
How to use YouTube clips to help you describe processes and cycles in #ielts Academic Writing Task 1.
15:15
April 25, 2019
IELTS Reading: Reducing the effects of climate change ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ›ถ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ‡
Academic Passage 3 Book 11 Test 1 - a really useful text for vocabulary. Also good practice for completing a table and matching researchers. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ
29:24
April 17, 2019
IELTS Reading: Glow-worms ๐Ÿ›
A fantastic reading for vocab. Matching information and T/F/NG questions.
23:32
April 15, 2019
IELTS Reading: Hearing problems ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿพ
Speed-reading strategies for texts with 3 or more sets of questions. Book 9 Test 2 Passage 1.
29:07
April 11, 2019
IELTS Reading: This Marvellous Invention ๐Ÿ—ฃ
A VERY difficult Academic Reading Part 3 (sorry!). Book 11 Test 4. See also 'How did writing begin?' on my website.
28:17
April 4, 2019
IELTS Reading: Stepwells ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
This is a REALLY interesting Passage 1 Academic (good for GT too). Great for vocab topics (Water and Buildings) and speed-reading practice (just find the dates and names - ignore the rest). Please check on my website soon for the full text. www.ieltsetc.com
29:11
March 28, 2019
IELTS Listening: Business Cultures ๐Ÿค
Section 4 made up entirely of gap fill! Have a look at all the signals that can help you keep your place https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/03/ielts-listening-business-cultures/.
23:48
March 21, 2019
IELTS General Training Part 1: Passports and Airports ๐Ÿ›‚๐Ÿ›„
A quick look at TFNG and a less common type of Matching Headings. Get the full text here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/03/ielts-gt-reading-passports-and-airports/
20:25
March 14, 2019
IELTS Listening: Nanotechnology ๐Ÿค–
Find out how my mindmaps can help you get over 70% of these answers correct! This #ielts listening Part 4 (Book 10 Test 4) will help you with multiple choice and gap-fill. Find out how to sponsor me and get all the worksheets with a special bonus for the first 100 people to sign up at https://www.patreon.com/fionawattam Thank you for your continued support ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
25:31
March 7, 2019
IELTS Reading: Is there anybody out there? ๐Ÿ‘ฝ Matching Headings
How to match headings quickly using only first lines. See the video on YouTube and get the full text on my website ๐Ÿ‘ฝ https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/02/ielts-reading-match-headings-first-lines/ ๐Ÿ‘ฝ https://youtu.be/OWorhQ_nw1A #ielts
24:57
February 28, 2019
IELTS Reading: how to use comparisons in TFNG
To celebrate #motherlanguageday, this difficult Academic Passage 3 gives you some easy ways of filling gaps and recognising 'Not Given'. Find the full text here and please let me know what you think about the new style layout ๐Ÿ˜Š https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/02/ielts-reading-benefits-being-bilingual/
32:21
February 21, 2019
IELTS Writing Band 9 and the 'native speaker' myth โ™ฅ๏ธ
In this episode I talk about my Band 9 writing models and why Band 9 exists.
29:45
February 14, 2019
IELTS Listening: Study Skills Tutorial ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š
Test Book 9 Test 3 Section 3: Listen to a tutor giving advice to a student about her dissertation and practice listening for signals and Gap fill.
17:47
February 7, 2019
How to learn the vocab you need for IELTS ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‰
This episode helps you through the vocab you need to learn for the #ielts test. It is based on the hedgehog reading from 2 days ago but shows you how the same topics apply in all parts of the exam.
24:18
February 2, 2019
IELTS Reading and vocab: Hedgehogs ๐Ÿฆ”
A difficult Part 3, which I made specially for #hedgehogday on February 2nd to raise awareness of the dramatic decline in the hedgehog population.
33:47
January 31, 2019
IELTS Listening: Thor Heyerdahl ๐Ÿ›ถ
Test Book 10 Test 2 Section 3. The life and theories of Thor Heyerdahl.
31:17
January 24, 2019
IELTS Reading: Museums of Fine Art ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽจ Part 2
A difficult Passage 3 - Multiple Choice and Yes No Not Given. Also a rant about where NOT to get your #ielts practice materials.
28:20
January 20, 2019
IELTS Reading: Museums of fine art Part 1 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽจ
A complex and sophisticated Academic Reading Part 3, so I'm breaking this podcast up into more manageable parts. Please come back for the next bit ๐Ÿ˜Š
20:30
January 17, 2019
IELTS Reading: Doctoring Sales ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธโ›‘
Book 6 Passage 1: Matching Headings and Yes/No/Not Given. Get the full text here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-reading-doctoring-sales/
22:12
January 11, 2019
IELTS Listening: The History of Moving Pictures ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽž
Test Book 6 Test 2 Listening Section 4. Multiple Choice and Gap Fill. ๐Ÿ˜Š https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-listening-history-moving-pictures/
21:58
January 5, 2019
IELTS Reading: The Story of Silk ๐Ÿ‘˜
Book 11 Academic Test 3 Section 1 - a chronological structure with gap fill and True False Not Given.
20:24
December 30, 2018
IELTS Listening: A social history of London ๐ŸŒƒ
Listening Part 4. Book 6 Test 1. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ
22:12
December 24, 2018
IELTS Reading: Autumn Leaves ๐Ÿ
A tough Passage 2 from #ielts Book 10 Test 3, with matching statements, True/False/Not Given and Gapfill. Get the full Reading on my website https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/12/ielts-reading-autumn-leaves/ Also a 5-minute review of when and when not to sound the 'r' in words like 'leaRn', 'teacheR' and 'ManchesteR aiRpoRt' (see the Advent Adventure, December 18th 2018 for more information. Full course coming soon).
28:40
December 18, 2018
IELTS Reading: Beyond the blue horizon ๐Ÿ›ถ
Academic Reading Passage 3. Multiple choice, gap-fill and Yes/Not/Not Given. Full Reading now on my website https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/12/ielts-reading-beyond-blue-horizon/ Downloadable PDF with essential vocabulary in the Members Academy. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
37:04
December 14, 2018
IELTS Listening: The Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ Conservation Trust
#ielts Listening Section 2.
19:47
December 9, 2018
Listening Section 2: An open-air swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ pool
Multiple choice tricks and synonyms. Key vocab and frequent words. Skip the LAST 5 minutes if you want! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
23:13
December 5, 2018
IELTS Listening: 3 types of distractors you need to know about
This Section 3 has examples of 3 different types of distractors that you need to listen for: โ€˜should have, could have, would haveโ€™ ๐Ÿค”
27:45
November 28, 2018
IELTS GT Reading: The Iron Bridge ๐Ÿ›ค
A special request from the Speaking Challenge WhatsApp group! Use the structure of a descriptive/factual/chronological text to help you find the answers quickly. I also mentioned 'How The Pyramids Were Built'. Sorry this isn't on the website yet but will be soon!
26:21
November 25, 2018
IELTS GT Reading Staff Benefits ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค’๐Ÿง–๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ
#ielts Cambridge Book 9 Test A Section 2 Part 2 JLP Retail: Staff Benefits plus useful vocab ๐Ÿ˜€ www.ieltsetc.com
14:36
November 21, 2018
IELTS GT Reading: Dress Codes ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘‘
#ielts Cambridge Tests Book 9 Test A Section 2. Get the full reading on my website www.ieltsetc.com ๐Ÿ˜€
14:48
November 21, 2018
IELTS Listening: A public building - Taylor Concert Hall ๐Ÿ›
Part 4 on the topic of architecture.
26:04
November 18, 2018
IELTS Reading: How did writing begin? ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ
On a scale of 1 - 10 in terms of difficulty, this is a 10 sorry ๐Ÿ˜!! So if youโ€™re aiming for a 7/8 itโ€™s worth a listen, but please donโ€™t feel discouraged by it! Focus on the strategy rather than the answers in this example. The questions are perfectly divided according to the text structure (โ€˜problemโ€™/โ€˜solutionsโ€™) (problem = no-one knows; solution = lots of theories).
30:45
November 14, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: How to get ๐Ÿ’ก ideas quickly
Using the topic of advertising, we look at how to get ideas and how to organise a paragraph for #ielts Writing Task 2.
27:56
November 12, 2018
IELTS Reading: Crows and tools ๐Ÿงฐ
Quick tips to help you with the Speaking Challenge followed by a Reading Passage 2 about the tool-making abilities of crows (and what we have in common with them). True/False/Not Given. Get the full reading here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/11/ielts-reading-two-wings-toolkit/
34:17
November 7, 2018
IELTS November Speaking Challenge and Reading about a pay rise
It's the first week of the November Speaking Challenge and in this podcast I explain the benefits of taking part, speaking every day, recording yourself and joining the Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/321358865317293/ It's never too late to start the Challenge - get your Progress Log on my website or click on this link http://eepurl.com/dL6rPk As for the Reading, this week it's a tricky General Training, with lots of True/False/Not Given questions (it also gives a lot of useful real-life tips on how to get a pay rise!) Get the full Reading on my website https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/11/ielts-gt-reading-pay-rise/
22:04
November 4, 2018
IELTS ๐ŸŽƒ Speaking Challenge
An explanation about the โ€˜pinkyโ€™ story, the importance of contractions and an introduction to the November 1 minute Speaking Challenge! #ielts1min ๐Ÿ˜„
25:39
October 31, 2018
IELTS Reading: Snake oil ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
This is a long one and a tough one but really worth spending time on. Matching Headings and True False Not Given. Full test coming soon on www.ieltsetc.com
32:27
October 28, 2018
IELTS Reading: Differences at work ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ
Find the full Reading here: https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-reading-women-management/
24:43
October 26, 2018
IELTS Reading: Tidal Power ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ
This reading gives you practice with matching statements, and it recycles key IELTS vocabulary related to renewable energy. Find the full test and explanations here: https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-reading-tidal-power/
25:27
October 23, 2018
IELTS Listening Part 2: A theatre ๐ŸŽญ
Learn how to avoid the traps of multiple choice. Get the floor plan on my website.
21:50
October 18, 2018
IELTS Listening: BABY COTS ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป
Listening Section 2 about cots, with a little bit of pronunciation thrown in!
19:07
October 14, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: Do children have too many toys?๐Ÿš‚
Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier
17:11
September 27, 2018
IELTS Matching Headings: ๐Ÿ—ฟEaster Island ๐Ÿ—ฟ
https://ieltsetc.com/2018/08/ielts-reading-easter-island/
28:19
August 22, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: A Band 9๏ธโƒฃessay!
Listen to this amazing model (not mine!)
17:57
July 22, 2018
IELTS Reading: Crop-growing skyscrapers Day 1 ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿข
Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier
17:27
July 12, 2018
IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 2 ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜
Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier looks at matching from a list.
10:47
July 6, 2018
IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 1 ๐Ÿก
This episode looks at tricks with multiple choice questions.
15:01
July 5, 2018
IELTS Reading: Johnsonโ€™s Dictionary Day 1
Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier
11:16
June 29, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2 paragraph structures ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿ‹
Find the full blog on www.ieltsetc.com
15:23
June 22, 2018
IELTS Reading. Serendipity: discoveries in science
Go to www.ieltsetc.com to download the practice test first!
07:00
June 12, 2018
IELTS General Training Reading Day 2: Business Courses
Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier
10:13
May 6, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: The arts ๐ŸŽญ
How to deal with โ€˜philosophicalโ€™ questions in Task 2 โœ๐Ÿฝ
15:23
April 18, 2018
IELTS Reading ๐Ÿ“–: William Henry Perkin
The man who invented purple ๐Ÿ’œ
10:02
March 19, 2018
IELTS Reading: The Great Australian Fence
True/False/Not Given
10:49
March 13, 2018
Listening Sparrowhawks 3/3
10:16
March 2, 2018
Listening Part 4 -sparrowhawks
13:11
February 28, 2018
Making predictions 3
03:19
February 26, 2018
Task 1 S.O.S - making predictions
Task 1: making predictions
02:53
February 24, 2018
IELTS Writing T2: community service
Writing T2: compulsory community service?
04:59
February 22, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2 Introductions - 5 ways
5 ways of writing Task 2 Introductions
04:59
February 21, 2018
IELTS General Training: Writing a request to your boss
Writing a formal request (model)
04:59
February 20, 2018
IELTS Reading - The little ice age 3
Reading - categorising events
04:59
February 19, 2018
IELTS Reading: Matching names
Reading: Matching names
04:59
February 16, 2018
Phrasal verbs in GT Task 1?
Phrasal verbs in formal writing?
04:59
February 15, 2018
GT T1: Correct Informal letter
Informal Letter (bag)
04:59
February 13, 2018
GT Informal Letter Too Formal
General Training Informal Letter (bag)
04:57
February 12, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: a strong opinion
Writing Task 2: integration
04:59
February 11, 2018
Matching Statements 2 (maths)
Matching Statements 2 (maths)
04:57
February 9, 2018
Matching Headings: Maths! โž—โœ–๏ธ
Matching Headings: maths!
04:56
February 8, 2018
IELTS Writing - Task 2: Workplace clothes
Task 2: Workplace clothes
04:58
February 6, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: Introductions
IELTS Writing Task 2: Introductions
09:23
February 5, 2018
Grammar: to + ing
Grammar: to + ing
09:54
February 3, 2018
IELTS Writing Task 2: language learning
Language Learning - Primary or Secondary school?
04:12
February 1, 2018
IELTS Reading: Picking from a list
Picking from a list 1 โ€ข Picking from a list 2
09:57
January 31, 2018
IELTS Reading: Gold dusters ๐Ÿsummary completion
Reading: Summary completion ๐Ÿ
04:59
January 30, 2018
IELTS Reading: ๐Ÿ Gold dusters - Matching Headings P2
Matching Headings parts 2 -and 3
09:52
January 30, 2018
Matching Headings Part 1
IELTS Reading: Matching Headings 1
04:59
January 29, 2018
Writing Task 2: school buses
IELTS Writing Task 2: school transport ๐ŸšŒ
02:31
January 28, 2018
Writing Task 2: homework
Writing Task 2: Homework
02:19
January 26, 2018
IELTS Task 2 GT: community
IELTS Task 2: problems/solutions
04:59
January 25, 2018
GT Writing 1: Formal Letter
GT Writing โœ๐Ÿฝ A formal letter
03:51
January 24, 2018
General Training: using slang
General Training: using slang
04:59
January 23, 2018
GT Task 1: An Informal Letter
GT Task 1: An Informal Letter ๐Ÿก๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ•
03:50
January 22, 2018
General Training: complaining
General Training: complaining
04:57
January 21, 2018
General Training: informal
General Training: Informal Letters
09:28
January 19, 2018
Multiple choice: Q11, 12, 13
Multiple choice chronobiology Q 11, 12, 13
09:57
January 18, 2018
Reading: Multiple choice
๐Ÿ“– Multiple choice
14:59
January 17, 2018
Adding adverbs
Adding adverbs to comparisons
04:58
January 16, 2018
Writing a clear overview
Writing a clear overview
04:59
January 15, 2018
Describing a Process: Linking
Describing a Process: Linking
04:59
January 14, 2018
Describing a Process: P
Describing a Process: Passives
09:58
January 13, 2018
Describing a Process: Leather
Describing a process: Leather
09:44
January 12, 2018
Reading: Chronobiology T/F/NG
Reading: chronobiology TFNG
13:32
January 5, 2018
IELTS: uncountable nouns
Uncountable nouns
02:03
January 4, 2018
Reading: gapped texts
Gapped Texts - Easter Island
08:01
January 3, 2018
Task 2: prevention vs cure
Task 2: prevention is better than cure
02:55
December 30, 2017
Task 2: urban/rural economy
Task 2: urban/rural economies
02:38
December 27, 2017
Task 2: Fossil fuelโ›ฝ๏ธ options
Finding alternatives to fossil fuels
03:01
December 26, 2017
Task 1: A seasonal process ๐ŸŽ„
Task 1: The Christmas Present Process ๐ŸŽ
01:55
December 23, 2017
Past Perfect
Past Perfect for IELTS
12:08
December 20, 2017
Online shopping
How online shopping affects the environment and jobs
03:56
December 18, 2017
Describing town plans
Task 1:Describing Town Plans
03:56
December 17, 2017
Task 1: Making predictions
Task 1: Making predictions
03:46
December 13, 2017
Task 1: Funding for R&D
Task 1: Funding for R&D
02:13
December 12, 2017
Task 1: Hospital Bed Use
Task 1: Hospital bed use
02:19
December 11, 2017
Task 1: Health club members
Task 1: Health club members
02:09
December 11, 2017
Task 1: Changes to a town
Task 1: Changes to a town
01:29
December 7, 2017
Task 1 Food Consumption
Task 1 Food Consumption
01:55
December 7, 2017
Neighbourhood ties
Neighbourhood relationships
02:17
December 5, 2017
A journey that went wrong
A journey that didnโ€™t go as planned
01:59
November 30, 2017
Pronunciation: 5 Quick Fixes
Based on a blog I wrote this week, here are some ways to ensure you get the highest possible score in the Speaking Test
14:56
November 29, 2017
An email I received
An email I received
01:58
November 28, 2017
A work of art
A work of art
01:59
November 28, 2017
Something I saved for
Something I saved for
01:59
November 27, 2017
An instrument Iโ€™d like to play
An instrument Iโ€™d like to play
01:59
November 26, 2017
An event in history
An event in history
01:57
November 25, 2017
An advert I saw
An advert I saw
01:59
November 24, 2017
A party I went to
A party I went to ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ€
02:02
November 23, 2017
A celebrity Iโ€™d like to meet
A celebrity Iโ€™d like to meet
02:02
November 22, 2017
An area that is changing
An area that is changing
02:03
November 20, 2017
Mobile phones pros and cons
Mobile phones pros and cons
02:38
November 19, 2017
Something I returned
Something I took back
02:03
November 19, 2017
A time I was stressed
A time I was stressed
02:03
November 18, 2017
A speech I heard
A speech I heard
02:03
November 17, 2017
Electricity from waves
Describing a process: electricity from waves
01:41
November 16, 2017
A country Iโ€™d like to visit
A country Iโ€™d like to visit
02:04
November 16, 2017
A museum I visited
A museum I visited
02:02
November 15, 2017
A business Iโ€™d like to start
A business Iโ€™d like to start
02:03
November 14, 2017
A time I was late
A time I was late
02:04
November 13, 2017
Task 1: A natural process_ El Nino
Task 1: A natural process
01:53
November 12, 2017
A website I find useful
A website I use
02:03
November 12, 2017
An old person I know
An old person I know
02:01
November 11, 2017
A river I visited
A river, lake or sea I know
02:02
November 10, 2017
A TV show I enjoy
A TV show I enjoy
02:03
November 9, 2017
A sporting event
A sporting event
02:04
November 8, 2017
Task 1 graph - UK sports club
UK sports club
01:50
November 8, 2017
A present I gave
A present I gave
02:03
November 7, 2017
A piece of technology I own
Technology I own
02:03
November 6, 2017
A person I admire
A person I admire
02:02
November 5, 2017
A building you like
A building you like
02:03
November 4, 2017
A good cook
A good cook
02:01
November 3, 2017
A competition you won
A competition you won
02:00
November 2, 2017
A book you enjoyed
A book you enjoyed
02:02
November 1, 2017
How energy is produced from coal
Learn how to describe a process in IELTS Task 1
01:55
October 28, 2017
The Nitrogen cycle
Ielts Task 1
01:47
October 21, 2017
Pie charts and change
IELTS Task 1 pie charts
01:39
October 20, 2017
Privatisation pros and cons
Ielts Task 2 Writing
03:18
October 13, 2017
Urban problems
IELTS Writing Task 2 Causes and Solutions. Urban sprawl.
02:28
October 5, 2017
What is the role of prisons?
IELTS Task 2 topics and ideas.
02:19
September 30, 2017
Should TV ads be controlled?
Task 2 in 2 minutes! The effects of TV adverts on children.
02:26
September 24, 2017
The economy
Vocab and ideas for IELTS topics
02:32
September 19, 2017
Obesity - causes and solutions
Obesity - causes and solutions
02:32
September 14, 2017
Academic qualifications
The key to success?
02:25
September 5, 2017
The surveillance society
IELTS issues made easy!
02:11
September 4, 2017
Space Exploration
IELTS topic - Space Exploration
01:30
September 3, 2017
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