Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to make reference to age groups in Academic Task 1

How would you make reference to the age groups in the following Task 1 data source? For many, referring to age ranges is a challenge. Phrases like “women 16 to 24 years old” and “16 to 24 year old women” … Continue reading

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Hoi uses several visuals to explain how he scored IELTS band 7.5

Hoi, author of speed reading software at, shared many insights during our conversation through the use of several visuals, which are included in the video version of the interview. If you are without access to YouTube, scroll down to see the images referred … Continue reading

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How helpful are IELTS prep schools? A band 7 guest shares his opinion.

I recently talked to a candidate that managed to achieve the bands he needed despite a disappointing experience with an IELTS cram school. Tune into this video to hear the story… (Can’t access YouTube? Click here to download the MP3.)

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