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A daily talk-through of IELTS Test topics to help you become familiar and confident with the issues and vocab of typical topics. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and check out more advice and tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Please post any special requests in the Facebook group or send me a Voice Message here on Anchor.fm!

A daily talk-through of IELTS Test topics to help you become familiar and confident with the issues and vocab of typical topics. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and check out more advice and tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Please post any special requests in the Facebook group or send me a Voice Message here on Anchor.fm!

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A daily talk-through of IELTS Test topics to help you become familiar and confident with the issues and vocab of typical topics. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and check out more advice and tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com. Please post any special requests in the Facebook group or send me a Voice Message here on Anchor.fm!

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English


Episodes

Computer-delivered IELTS: An interview with Jessica from the IELTS Energy Podcast

2/16/2020
This week on the podcast I was very happy to invite Jessica Beck from All Ears English and the IELTS Energy Podcast to talk about the pros and cons of the Computer Delivered IELTS Test (amongst other things!). Jess actually took the test herself, and in the interview she tells us what she thinks is great about doing the test on a computer. Here's the link to my blog about the podcast: https://ieltsetc.com/2020/02/ielts-paper-computer/ Find Jess's fantastic IELTS Podcast here:...

Duration:00:39:21

IELTS Listening: Kite-making kite ๐Ÿช by the Maori people of New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

2/10/2020
Part 4 IELTS Listening on the topic of Civilisation (again! See my YouTube video about this). Vocab Victor is the app where you can develop your IELTS vocab with my 28 days of Vocab wordlists. YouTube video about Civilisation: https://youtu.be/FzJCdaWMB7o NEW!Vocab Victor App with all my IELTS Vocabulary wordlists from the 28-Day Vocabulary Course and Challenge! www.vocabvictor.com Join the course: www.members.ieltsetc.com/mayday/ --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:18:36

IELTS Listening: Natural Dyes ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿงต

2/3/2020
Multiple Choice and Matching in a Part 3 (student and tutor). Watch my YouTube video about how to recognise signals in Part 3 Listening: https://youtu.be/x6TE-ZND6xA The Reading I mentioned is called Henry Perkins - the man who invented synthetic dyes, and I did a podcast about it with all the questions on Instagram. https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/episodes/IELTS-Reading-last-one--The-man-who-invented-purple-e17bnl/a-a2p95f --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:20:29

IELTS Reading GT Section 1: How synonyms work in Part 1

1/27/2020
GT Reading is not always as easy as it looks in Part 1. Yes, the texts are shorter but you have to do 2 of them in 20 mins and you need a good level of Vocab to get the answers quickly and not fall for the tricks! Here we look at Matching Info and TFNG. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:17:50

IELTS Reading: Meet the Organoleptics ๐Ÿคฅ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ

1/20/2020
GT Reading Part 3 - matching people, matching info and TFNG. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:20:53

IELTS listening: Field Trip Proposal ๐Ÿœ

1/10/2020
Listening Part 3 (Book 8 Test 1). Looking at signals, multiple choice and gap fill. Get more help with Part 3 here https://ieltsetc.com/2019/09/ielts-listening-how-to-recognise-signals-and-signposts/ and watch my video about the Answer Sheet here https://youtu.be/iVM_uRkWpm4. Join my A-Z of IELTS challenge here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvkiACElwBjPMqV7c3kRiwxxY8AmTEc3a --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:26:35

IELTS GT Writing - How to write a letter of complaint

12/29/2019
Today's podcast focuses on using Reported Speech and Reporting verbs in Letters of Complaint to tell the reader what you've been told (e.g. by a shop assistant or landlord) so that you can complain about something that hasn't been done. e.g. if the landlord says 'I'll fix it!' you might need to report what he said. There are lots of rules about this: here are the 3 main ones. 1. You said you would fix it. 2. You promised to fix it. 3. You promised me that you would fix it. I did today's...

Duration:00:22:35

IELTS Reading: The return of artificial intelligence ๐Ÿค–

12/19/2019
Reading passage 3 Test Book 5. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:30:59

IELTS GT Writing: A job application ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ

12/6/2019
Day 15 of the GT IELTS WRITING 28-Day Course is all about different types of job applications. Get all the tips here https://ieltsetc.com/2019/12/how-to-write-a-job-application/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:28:26

We need to talk about your writing โœ๐Ÿฝ

11/29/2019
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...

Duration:00:29:13

IELTS Reading: The Lost City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช

11/22/2019
Hereโ€™s the full blog https://ieltsetc.com/2019/11/ielts-reading-the-lost-city/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:15:01

IELTS Reading: Venus in transit ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿช

11/15/2019
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! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:22:25

IELTS Reading: Biological control of pests ๐Ÿฆ—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ…

11/7/2019
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! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:26:47

IELTS Reading: The truth about the environment ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿงฏ

10/28/2019
Passage 3 with lots of Vocab you can use in Writing Task 2. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:29:49

IELTS listening: ๐ŸŒŠMarine renewable energy (Ocean Energy)

10/21/2019
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:26:47

IELTS Tips: What to do when you hit a plateau โ›ฐ

10/11/2019
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:38:04

IELTS GT Reading: Out of the ashes ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

10/4/2019
Passage 3 about the restoration of an 18th century house which caught fire. Excellent for Vocab about Buildings (Day 8 in the Vocab Course). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:28:04

IELTS Reading: Endless Harvest ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ

9/28/2019
Academic Passage 2 about over-fishing, commercial fishing, sustainable fishing and environmental responsibility. T/F/NG. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:28:59

IELTS Writing Task 2: Do prisons work?

9/19/2019
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...

Duration:00:26:15

IELTS Reading: Rural Transport Project ๐Ÿšœ ๐Ÿด

9/12/2019
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:31:19