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Category: IELTS General

Is the IELTS Test Fair?

The outcries of students who feel they have been wrongly done by through the IELTS exam is not an uncommon occurrence. Their viewpoints are often critical of the system, test and how it is administered. IELTS is an intangible product, unlike buying a TV which you can compare to the…

Podcasts for Listening

When googling “Podcasts English”, you will receive lots of links to podcasts which are scripted and in most cases, slowed down to enable the Non-native speaker to follow the script. They do not represent but are designed for English learners. The problem with these from an IELTS perspective is, when…

2 Weeks before the Test

I only have 2 weeks before my IELTS test what do I study Cramming for your IELTS is not a very good idea. Many students do however cram for the IELTS test and are disappointed with the results. If you have left things to the last minute and you have…

The Forgetting Curve

Ebbinghaus theorized the forgetting curve which hypothesizes the decline of memory retention in time. This shows new information is lost when there is no attempt to retain it. The typical curve claims to show that people tend to half their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days unless it…

How to Improve your Vocabulary

An improved vocabulary will help you in so many areas within the IELTS test, so improving your vocabulary will go a long way to assisting you in increasing your band score. , Set Goals The first thing to do is to set your goals. What is your passive and active…

IELTS Vocabulary: Why is it important?

Building your lexical resource is definitely one of the most important tasks in preparing for the EILTS test. Anyone can memorise words, but learning how those words are used in context, the different meanings of the words are a bit more difficult. Vocabulary and the correct use of it makeup…

Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks Many teachers will tell you there are no tricks or hacks to IELTS, hard work and study are what counts, and to a point of view they are correct. There are no quick fixes in IELTS. However, why is it that some Native English speakers cannot…