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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

Watch me write an IELTS essay!

The process involves more planning than you might think! In this video, I try to explain some of the mental planning you should quickly do before starting your Task 2 response. Coming up with a few ideas regarding how to … Continue reading

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Read this May 2018 model essay

I screencasted myself as I wrote this, but I don’t have time to edit and publish the video tonight. You can expect that video tomorrow! In the meantime, have a look at the question and model essay: Some people think … Continue reading

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Train for those difficult to understand regional accents in IELTS Listening

Before you watch the video you may want to try the exercise yourself! Download the paper and MP3 here: http://ieltsielts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IELTS-Listening-Mock-Test-3-Paper.pdf http://ieltsielts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IELTS-Listening-Mock-Test-3-Recording.mp3 Please note: an Irish accent –heard in this exercise in Section 1– is unlikely to appear in an actual … Continue reading

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This is why you keep scoring band 6 in IELTS Writing

I see this situation several times a year: the candidate trains for IELTS Writing for many months on their own but repeatedly scores band 6 or 6.5 on the exam. They are understandably frustrated by the low mark, but what … Continue reading

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