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Thanks to your guidance, I was able to increase my writing score from 6.5 to 7.5, and then to 8.5! I really don't believe I could have done it without you.
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Hi Ryan,
I am so happy to inform you that I scored 7.5 in writing!
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Thanks for your help, I’ve scored band 8 in writing.
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I prepared just by looking at your videos and scored 7.5! Thank you!
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I would like to thank you for your very helpful lessons. I finally got 7 in all modules and can now start residency processing for New Zealand!
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Hi Ryan,
I obtained a writing score of 8.5. Your videos were instrumental in helping me achieving this score. Thanks, mate!
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Thank you for my 8.0 writing score. You ebook played a pivotal role in my success!
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Let me introduce my paid IELTS products…

In addition to the free IELTS resources I offer online (i.e. this blog, The IELTS Network forum and the 150+ videos that make up my IELTS Writing course), I make available several specialised paid products and services that can help you accelerate your progression as a writer of English. This section details ways you can (1) obtain my IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2 ebooks that summarise and demonstrate all info taught in my video course and (2) arrange to have me coach your IELTS writing through one-to-one email lessons.

My ebooks…

My ebooks were written to provide a concise summary of all of the information found in my videos and blog (it can be time consuming to watch 150+ videos!) Through very concise lessons and activities with model answers, the ebooks demonstrate exactly what the candidate needs to do to attain band 9. Here are a few highlights:

(*) I update these ebooks every year (sometime between December and January) to ensure they are in keeping with the latest trends in IELTS. I have been updating in this way for over five years. Purchasing the ebooks once entitles you to these updates FREE OF CHARGE FOR LIFE! (Even if the price of future versions increases!)

(*) All 3 ebooks are examiner approved. All model responses within the ebooks have been unofficially declared band 9 by a practicing examiner.
(*) The ebooks have a track record of success. Candidates have scored band 9 following the teachings in the ebooks (reference). New success stories come into my inbox every week (reference). I hope to receive your success story soon, too!

Here are a couple videos that provide a look inside the ebooks…

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IELTS Academic Task 1 - How to write at a band 9 level

Academic Task 1: How to write at a 9 levelThis eBook groups all information the student needs to know to perform well on Task 1 of their Academic exam.

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IELTS General Task 1 - How to write at a band 9 level

General Task 1: How to write at a 9 levelLearn to write the 6 letter types that appear on the General exam.

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Academic and General Task 2: How to write at a 9 levelAn eBook describing everything necessary to compose a successful essay.

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My online IELTS Writing course…

Growing your writing to band 7+ can seem overwhelming. What should you do first? How important is spelling? How should you structure your essay? Is your grammar accurate? How detailed should your examples be? How should you establish a position on the topic? Did you understand the question?

My online course can tell you within 36 hours exactly what you need to be doing to achieve your IELTS goal. I’ve spent the past 10 years honing my skills as an IELTS Writing coach, and I have a very high track record of successful students.

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The program is very straightforward. After you purchase an IELTS correction package, you will receive an automatic email with this attachment explaining how the course works and providing you with sample questions from which to create your Task 1 and 2 responses. The next step is for you to write a Task 1 or 2 response, save it as a .doc or .docx, and email it to me. Within 36 hours, I return my critique of your work (click here for an example of this critique).

We can run through the corrections at whatever speed you like. If you want to send five corrections to me on the same day: no problem! Correction packages never expire, so if you purchase a correction package today and don’t send your work for an entire year, that’s totally fine. I will still clean it up for you and get it back with my comment within 36 hours.

Please note the following:

For special rush cases (i.e. your exam is very soon), please send me a quick email first describing your situation.

One correction means ONE Task 1 or Task 2 submission, not both. For example, a purchase of my 5 IELTS corrections package for $99 could include TWO Task 1 submissions and THREE Task 2 submissions.

For more details on the course and how it works, watch this introductory video:

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Looking for only a single correction (either Task 1 or Task 2) and some feedback on your writing? This base package gets you 1 writing correction with me.

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This package allows you to have 3 pieces of your writing checked by me via email (for example: one Task 1 and two Task 2). After your payment of $65 USD clears (you SAVE $10 with this deal!), you will automatically receive an email with IELTS sample questions and information regarding how to get started.

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With this package, you get 5 corrections for the price of 4 (SAVE $25!). After your payment clears, you will automatically receive an email from me containing 10 Task 1 questions and 20 Task 2 questions for you to choose from.

What are people saying about Ryan’s paid IELTS products?



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My band in the writing section was 6.5. This is the best score I have ever received in writing. And thanks to this, I got band 7.0 overall. I really want to thank you!



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Academic Task 1: How to write at a 9 level

This eBook groups all information the student needs to know to perform well on Task 1 of their Academic exam.

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General Task 1: How to write at a 9 level

Learn to write the 6 letter types that appear on the General exam.

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Academic and General Task 2: How to write at a 9 level

An eBook describing everything necessary to compose a successful essay.

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Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages in this IELTS essay? Watch and find out!

Here is the essay from the video:

Some people believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Foreign language studies are a typical component of curriculums the world over. However, the exact age at which students should first be introduced to a second language is often debated. Whether first taught at primary school or secondary school, advantages and disadvantages can be identified. This essay will analyse these items in an effort to prove one age group better than the other at which to begin foreign language studies.

Firstly, introducing a new language to primary school students has several advantages over delaying this introduction to secondary school. For one, as evidenced in numerous scientific studies, young minds are much more capable of acquiring accent, a truth that enables young people to reproduce language at a quality comparable to that of a native speaker. In addition to this, the heightened memories of young children make them much more capable of taking on the task of learning the massive amounts of vocabulary needed to be communicative in a second language. This of course accelerates their second language studies in ways not seen at the secondary school level. It is thus clear that teaching a second language at primary school has certain undeniable benefits.

Despite these advantages, there are potential drawbacks to introducing a foreign language at the primary school level. If the language component of the curriculum is not sensitive to local customs and traditions, it could interfere with a young learner’s understanding of their own culture, a challenge that is not apparent among the more mature secondary students. However, although this is a concern that should be taken seriously, educational bodies within a country have the power to review and vet content. This is a practice that curbs the possibility of cultural erosion. Further, delaying the introduction of foreign language studies also delays a student’s development as a worldly person that understands cultures outside their own. Thus, after analysis, the disadvantages to foreign language studies in primary school are not quite as discouraging as they may at first seem.

The above discussion makes clear that, despite select disadvantages, language learning is more effectively executed at primary school than secondary school. I thus hope governments the world over encourage the introduction of foreign language classes among their young learners.

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First model essay of 2017! I make up all of the examples!

Some people feel raising the age limit required for obtaining a driver’s licence can enhance road safety. Would this be an effective strategy in your country?

The age at which a person is legally able to drive is a very important consideration. In my home country of Canada, successful test takers can drive independently at the age of 16, an age that I feel is too young. I thus agree that raising the driving age limit in my country would enhance road safety. To prove this, I will look at a driver’s maturity and the motivators behind their decision to drive.

Firstly, the experimental nature of the adolescent growth stage makes it a dangerous time at which to drive. Adolescent men, for example, are scientifically reported to have heightened levels of aggression, a trait that statistically diminishes by the time they are 20 years old. Thus, removing people prone to these more immature emotions can clearly have real ramifications on the overall safety of driving in Canada. Increasing the driving age should therefore be supported.

This position is further exemplified when looking at motivators behind a person’s decision to drive. For 16 year olds in Canada, these motivators tend to be social in nature, such as using a car to meet friends. Although many would argue this is a sign of healthy social development in a human being, it is a driving arrangement that sets up scenarios that can be very distracting for an inexperienced driver. In Canada, for example, traffic accidents are reportedly higher among 16 to 18 year olds travelling in cars with several passengers. Because motivators become less social as a person enters their twenties, these statistics suggest Canadian roads would be safer were the age limit of drivers raised and their motivations for driving evolved.

As the above shows, raising the age at which a person can drive would increase the safety of roads in my country. It is my hope that Canada does indeed take steps to put this new restriction on driving in place.

My Task 2 ebook has been updated for 2017!

I’m very proud to present to you the 2017 version of my Task 2 ebook!

The 5th version of my popular Task 2 ebook is finally ready for download! As always, it is completely free to those of you that have purchased an earlier version!

(Existing customers: email your receipt to to receive the free update!)

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Buy it now and receive free updates for life!

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(The price is going up to $19 USD in 2017!)
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What’s in the updated version?
Here is what’s new in the 2017 version of Ryan’s ebook:

-89 pages of step-by-step IELTS advice! ✓✓

-All model responses have been read by an examiner and unofficially gauged Band 9! ✓✓

-There are new sections on applying argument and discussion essay structure to (1) advantage/disadvantage, (2) cause and effect, (3) problem and solution, and (4) double action Task 2 question types! ✓✓

-Learn how to concede points in your argument essay while remaining faithful to your thesis! ✓✓

-New discussion that will help you understand the IELTS Writing rubric and how the breadths influence each other! ✓✓

-A section outlining subtle language patterns in Task 2 questions that are often misread by candidates! ✓✓

-The perfect companion text to Ryan’s videos! ✓✓

Here is the table of contents:


I’ve been updating this popular ebook for over five years! Buy it today and receive all future updates free of charge!

Academic and General Task 1 updates coming in January!

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