Monthly Archives: August 2012

Are you having trouble with your pronunciation? Check out this interview with a speech therapist!

I like to keep up with what’s happening in the online IELTS world, but somehow this gem of an interview slipped under my radar.  Ben of IELTSPodcast.com recently spoke with Esther Bruhl of speakmoreclearly.com about what an IELTS student can … Continue reading

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Essay response to an IELTS Task 2 question seen in Paris, France

There are many things that motivate a person to work, but money is the most compelling.  In your opinion, how influential is the power of money? People the world over come from different circumstances and work for different reasons.  Although … Continue reading

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Want to improve your IELTS mark rapidly? Find English role models speaking on subjects you enjoy!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Afnan, a Bangladeshi IELTS student now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  In our conversation, Afnan and I talk about her success and how she engaged the exam.  Listen to our conversation by clicking … Continue reading

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Don’t write long essays! Prashant scores band 8 with only 263 words.

Did you think you needed to write more than 300 words to score well on Task 2 of your writing exam?  Think again!  Prashant hit band 8 with only 263 words, and he argues that being concise is the key. … Continue reading

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