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About Ryan

I have been developing online IELTS training resources for over 10 years. For more information about me and how I can help your preparation for the IELTS, please email me: ryan@ieltsielts.com

IELTS Writing students do this because it works…

This video will improve the syntax in your writing! For more help with your writing, don’t forget to also pick up my Task 2 guide: https://goo.gl/PgurMv

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Every sentence in this IELTS essay has an error!

Here is the error-free version of the essay: It is difficult to experience a country fully as a tourist in a hotel. To appreciate and understand a country, a person needs to live there. To what extent do you agree … Continue reading

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How to write the very first sentence in your IELTS essay…

Here are the Task 2 openers suggested in the video: __________ continue to __________, and this is causing __________. __________ is an unfortunate reality in the world today. Choosing __________ to __________ is an extremely important question for __________. __________ … Continue reading

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Igor explains how he scored band 8.5

This is an old episode of IELTSCast, but the strategies presented in it are still very relevant. In this episode, Igor, an IELTS instructor in Kazakhstan, details how he managed to score band 8.5. The resources Igor suggests are: The … Continue reading

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