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IELTS Speaking Band Descriptors Explained

5/25/2019
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In this tutorial, Ellen deciphers the language of the public band descriptors for the Speaking test. She covers bands 6, 7 and 9 so that IELTS test takers can understand what is needed at each of these bands and prepare accordingly. You will learn: The four criteria you are scored on What it means to […] The post IELTS Speaking Band Descriptors Explained appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:31:11

IELTS Speaking: Using Discourse Markers (Advanced)

5/22/2019
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We look at a few useful techniques you can start to use in your next speaking exam. They are quite easy to adopt and will make you sound more natural. In this tutorial you will learn: Discourse markers This will help you in your IELTS speaking exam because: You’ll be able to use discourse markers […] The post IELTS Speaking: Using Discourse Markers (Advanced) appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:08:51

IELTS SUCCESS: Band 9 Student Shares Quick Tips You Can Use Today

5/18/2019
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I interviewed star student Bamidele, he got some great scores and generously shares how he did it! Look at these results: Band 9 in the reading! Hint, it’s all about the third passage! Band 8.5 in the listening! Bamidelle shares a super strategy you can try today! Hint: Listen to question 1, but look at […] The post IELTS SUCCESS: Band 9 Student Shares Quick Tips You Can Use Today appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:34:12

How to Write Your Essay Conclusion

5/15/2019
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In this tutorial we look at the four golden rules for an essay conclusion. We review some sample conclusions, and look at various techniques to write an effective conclusion. You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | Click here for […] The post How to Write Your Essay Conclusion appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:19:48

What to Expect on Your Speaking Exam

5/11/2019
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In this podcast, we try to relieve some of your exam day stress by detailing what will happen at your speaking test. This way you will know what to expect and won’t be taken by surprise by some of the procedures. We cover: Why the test is recorded What’s allowed in the room and what […] The post What to Expect on Your Speaking Exam appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:21:44

IELTS Speaking: New Questions with Sample Answers (part 2)

5/8/2019
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In this tutorial we answer MORE Speaking parts 2 and 3 questions recently seen in the IELTS exam. If you want to refer to the first part of this tutorial, you can find it here: New Questions with Sample Answers Cue Card (Part 2) Describe a place in your city that you would like to […] The post IELTS Speaking: New Questions with Sample Answers (part 2) appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:39:28

IELTS Writing: Five Band 9 Words For Your Next Essay

5/1/2019
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Five BAND 9 Words to impress the examiner (using Cambridge language proficiency C2 vocabulary) Appalling – extremely bad. Classical – in an old or traditional style. Adolescent – a young person who is transforming into an adult. Cumulative – growing incrementally. Attainable – something that is achievable Why Cambridge language proficiency C2? This course is […] The post IELTS Writing: Five Band 9 Words For Your Next Essay appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:21:54

Speak Confident English

4/27/2019
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In this delightful interview I chat with a professional tutor called Annemarie who runs SpeakConfidentEnglish.com. Here are the questions we cover: Why would a student have issues with their confidence? Assuming a student has 1 week, how could they boost their confidence? A lot of students are studying at home, by themselves, how can these […] The post Speak Confident English appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:33:11

Band 6.5 IELTS Essay with Ex-IELTS Examiner Commentary

4/24/2019
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Below we have a Band 6.5 essay graded by an ex-IELTS examiner. First you can read the essay, and after we break down why this essay scored a Band 6.5. Each criteria has been considered and the sentence in the essay has been colour coded to correspond to the fours marking criteria used by the […] The post Band 6.5 IELTS Essay with Ex-IELTS Examiner Commentary appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:23:57

Band 8 First Time

4/20/2019
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In this episode Sara shares how she got these amazing scores first time: Speaking 8.5 Listening 8.5 Reading 7.5 Writing 7.5 Overall 8.0 She had taken the TOEFL three times and learnt from her mistake. This time she decided to invest in a professional online course, and she: Saved time by preparing for just one […] The post Band 8 First Time appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:20:40

IELTS Essay and Vocabulary (Climate change)

4/17/2019
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To score high in IELTS Writing you first need to understand how IELTS examiners grade this part of the IELTS test. IELTS examiners do not give you one grade, they give you four grades. You never see these but they are added together to create an overall band score in IELTS Writing. The four areas […] The post IELTS Essay and Vocabulary (Climate change) appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:15:50

IELTS on Computer

4/13/2019
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Advantages of taking the IELTS on Computer You get the results sooner Tests available almost every day Great for fast typers Easier to make corrections (copying and pasting is not allowed) Timer to help you manage the time Word counter in the writing part Headphones for the Listening (less distractions?) A lot of centres have […] The post IELTS on Computer appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:29:53

New Questions with Sample Answers

4/10/2019
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In this tutorial we answer speaking questions recently seen in the IELTS exam. We focus on parts 2 and 3. Each answer has been transcribed. Useful phrases you can use are highlighted. The audio tutorial explains why these phrases are useful and how you can use them. Tip: Listen to the audio, write down the […] The post New Questions with Sample Answers appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:21:15

Band 9 IELTS Essay with Ex-IELTS Examiner Commentary

4/3/2019
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Below we have a Band 9 essay graded by an ex-IELTS examiner. First you can read the essay, and after we break down which sentences helped this essay score a Band 9. Each criteria has been considered and the sentence in the essay has been colour coded to correspond to the four marking criteria used […] The post Band 9 IELTS Essay with Ex-IELTS Examiner Commentary appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:23:05

Amit Shares his Strategy for Jumping to Band 7

3/30/2019
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Meet Amit! He is currently living in the US and aims to be in Canada very soon (hence why he’s taking IELTS). In this entertaining conversation, Amit explains how he got to Band 7 with his writing score and also why he thinks he failed his speaking exam. He said he messed up by failing […] The post Amit Shares his Strategy for Jumping to Band 7 appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:20:18

Pronunciation

3/27/2019
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In this episode we speak with Karren from Slow American English. She shares some of her tactics and techniques to: – Boost your confidence – Perfect your pronunciation – Make your speech sound more like a native speaker. Who is Karren? Karren was born in Indiana, USA. She has a BA in English and a […] The post Pronunciation appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:31:14

IELTS SPEAKING: Making Notes on Cue Cards

3/20/2019
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This tutorial shares: Understanding the cue card Developing your ideas Expanding the questions and answers Part 3 – Answering the ‘how/why’ question For the complete written guide, click here. You can download or listen to the audio version here: | Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | The post IELTS SPEAKING: Making Notes on Cue Cards appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:23:42

Boost Your Confidence for IELTS

3/13/2019
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Did you ever take the IELTS test and get really upset with your result? Did you ever feel fed up, frustrated, and or felt you deserved a better score? Well this happened to Maria, a lovely girl from Russia now living in Adelaide, Australia. Maria is doing her PHD and has taken IELTS twice, the […] The post Boost Your Confidence for IELTS appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:38:27

How to Beat Procrastination and Prepare for IELTS

3/6/2019
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This tutorial will help you get ready for IELTS. We look at the causes of your exam procrastination, them succinctly offer a range of valuable solutions. Get this tutorial if you want to: Jump start your IELTS preparation Make the most of every study session Get an effective ATTACK PLAN to ensure your next IELTS […] The post How to Beat Procrastination and Prepare for IELTS appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:17:45

IELTS Advanced Speaking: Cause and Effect

2/27/2019
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In this tutorial, you will learn: the definitions of cause and effect the language phrases needed to talk about cause and effect when and how to use this language in your IELTS speaking exam IELTS Speaking: Using Cause and Effect Language in your IELTS Speaking Test (part 3). To express cause and effect in English, […] The post IELTS Advanced Speaking: Cause and Effect appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

Duration:00:11:47