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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/

A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, 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 and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, 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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English


Episodes

IELTS Writing: Complex sentences made easy for Writing and Speaking ('reduced adverbials'!)

3/30/2020
This was the first day of my Live IELTS Writing Workshops on YouTube, so I wanted to give you a taste of what happens in the workshop. https://ieltsetc.com/2020/03/ielts-writing-workouts/https://youtu.be/g9YNTvtMTR8 Catch the video on my channel if you missed it (also on the webiste page above and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ieltsAtoZ/) Come and join us! Today we practiced 'Reduced Adverbials' (complex, but simple to use when you know how). --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:26:39

IELTS Reading Time Management Tips

3/24/2020
Need to read faster in the test? In this video and podcast, I'll take you through a Reading test and show you what you can do at each stage to answer the questions more quickly. The text is called 'The Birdmen' and you can watch the video and try it yourself on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:30:14

IELTS Computer-Delivered General Training Reading Test Part 1

3/17/2020
This podcast is taken from my YouTube Video (watch this to see the text). https://youtu.be/Fq000OEq_OU I take you through the first part of a Computer-Delivered #IELTS General Training Reading Test and look at the benefits of taking the test online (as well as the drawbacks!). The first reading is horrendous - the second is much easier, so skip forward if you don't like the first one! This is the practice test I...

Duration:00:22:27

IELTS Writing Error Correction - The Blue Book project ๐Ÿ“˜

3/11/2020
Do you rely on a teacher to correct your writing mistakes for the IELTS Test? Is this the most effective way? In this podcast I look at some research that's been done about the best way to learn from your mistakes - and the answers may surprise you! Here is the YouTube video, where you can see all the texts that I mention: https://youtu.be/JPjqoJA-Fhk You can find out more about the award I won from EnglishUK and CambridgeESOL for my research on error correction...

Duration:00:18:53

IELTS Listening: ๐Ÿ”†The history of weather forecasting ๐Ÿ”†

3/5/2020
I made this as a YouTube video so you can watch it here if you'd like to see the text at the same time: https://youtu.be/3px5vTBQ5Mk It's a Part 4 gap-fill Listening and I would give it a difficulty rating of 9/10! What do you think? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:19:32

IELTS Reading: Matching Headings - A visit to Oymyakon ๐Ÿฅถ

2/26/2020
GT IELTS Matching Headings and gapfill practice. Watch the podcast on YouTube so that you can see the text and my explanations (and try the test for yourself). https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message

Duration:00:20:04

BONUS episode! My interview with Dr Heidi Brumbaugh, creator of the Vocab Victor app.

2/20/2020
This week I interview the creator of the marvellous Vocab Victor app, Dr Heidi Brumbaugh. Dr Heidi realised that my 28-Days of IELTS Word List would be a perfect match for her app, so now you can practise the essential words that you need to learn for IELTS in a fun and motivating way. In the interview, we talked about: On top of that, this episode is GREAT listening practice! (Nice to have an American accent for a change!). Find out more about Vocab Victor and how it works with my IELTS...

Duration:00:30:07

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 - The best suitcases ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿงณand The Oxford School of Drama ๐ŸŽญ

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