Category Archives: Speaking

9 alternative words that will help you sound more academic

In this video we go over 9 words that you can use to supplant some of your plainer lexicon (see below for a list of the words): Alternatives for “good”: 1. rewarding / 2. satisfying (S) “I have a rewarding job.” … Continue reading

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A step-by-step guide to IELTS preparation…

Last week, I spent a few days pulling together a guide explaining how to establish an effective IELTS preparation strategy. In the guide, I argue that four prelimenary steps are necessary when forming a study strategy: Step 1 – Understand what … Continue reading

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Sean explains how he went from speaking band 6.5 to 8.5 in only 7 months!

This is really an incredible success story. On top of growing his speaking 2 entire bands, Sean also went from a writing band of 6 to 7.5 and he scored perfect 9s in both listening and reading. This all equated … Continue reading

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Listen and repeat my band 9 speaking demonstration!

Here are two versions of the same IELTS conversation. The first version is a run through of the IELTS interview from start to finish. The second version has pauses to allow you to repeat after me. Practicing this second version … Continue reading

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