Monthly Archives: April 2011

IELTS tutorial – How to include personal experiences in your essay

I’ve had quite a few IELTS students ask me how to include personal pronouns in their essay while maintaining an academic tone. If this is also a question you’ve had, here’s a quick video to help:

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IELTS Test (France) April 2011 Task 2 Question

According to, a student received this Task 2 question on their examination: Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits. Discuss both views and include … Continue reading

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New 30 Second IELTS videos available from YouTube

Check them out at the 30 Second IELTS YouTube playlist page.

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What is the difference between TOEFL and IELTS?

Rebecca’s lessons are great (please visit her YouTube video page to support a terrific online English teacher). Here, she spells out the main differences between the two exams:

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