Adverbs and adjectives – avoiding a common mistake in task 1

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Adverbs and adjectives – avoiding a common mistake in task 1

04/30/2014 05:14:28 AM

A quiz on finding a common mistake in IELTS task 1 writing and some advice on how to vary your language by using different structures The post Adverbs and adjectives – avoiding a common mistake in task 1 appeared first on DC IELTS.

Ratio

04/30/2014 03:35:35 AM

The word of the day today is ratio The post Ratio appeared first on DC IELTS.

Psychology

04/29/2014 04:03:31 AM

Today's word of the day exercise is psychology. How many different -ology words do you know? Is there a difference between psychology and psychiatry? The post Psychology appeared first on DC IELTS.

An IELTS pie chart exercise

04/28/2014 02:21:06 AM

A model IELTS pie chart summary with a lesson on how to organise your answer with a quick exercise to practise number vocabulary in context. The post An IELTS pie chart exercise appeared first on DC IELTS.

Pursue

04/28/2014 02:08:40 AM

The word of the day is pursue. Would you ever consider pursuing a career in politics? The post Pursue appeared first on DC IELTS.

Describe an important historical event for IELTS

04/27/2014 09:33:32 AM

How to describe a historical event for IELTS speaking. A model answer with help with vocabulary, an exercise to practise the vocabulary and a chance to record yourself to practise your speaking skills. The post Describe an important historical event

Precise

04/27/2014 02:05:03 AM

The word of the day today is precise. What are you doing at this precise moment? Do you know the precise reason why the sea level is rising? The post Precise appeared first on DC IELTS.

Learning vocabulary better – word families

04/26/2014 08:52:10 AM

Two quick exercises to help you use two of the most common words in English better The post Learning vocabulary better – word families appeared first on DC IELTS.

Prime

04/26/2014 03:22:53 AM

Today's word of the day is prime. Is it an adjective, noun or verb? Or is that a bad question? The post Prime appeared first on DC IELTS.

Perspective

04/25/2014 04:39:54 AM

The daily word today is perspective. Do you ever lose perspective? How do you keep things in perspective? The post Perspective appeared first on DC IELTS.

True false not given reading practice

04/25/2014 04:32:00 AM

Short practice reading on true false not given. The post True false not given reading practice appeared first on DC IELTS.

Orient

04/24/2014 08:49:20 AM

Today's word of the day is orient The post Orient appeared first on DC IELTS.

Cause and effect exercises

04/24/2014 06:35:45 AM

Advice on using a variety of cause and effect language in IELTS writing and not just "because" and "reason". The post Cause and effect exercises appeared first on DC IELTS.

Objective

04/23/2014 09:55:39 AM

The daily word is objective. The post Objective appeared first on DC IELTS.

Relationship idioms

04/23/2014 07:48:18 AM

30 idioms and phrasal verbs to describe relationships. Excellent for speaking. The post Relationship idioms appeared first on DC IELTS.

Notion

04/22/2014 12:04:47 PM

Today's word of the day is notion The post Notion appeared first on DC IELTS.

How to compare and contrast numbers in task 1

04/22/2014 09:29:44 AM

How to compare and contrast numbers in IELTS: a list of helpful words and phrases and a practice exercise The post How to compare and contrast numbers in task 1 appeared first on DC IELTS.

Network

04/21/2014 16:36:49 PM

Today's word of the day is network The post Network appeared first on DC IELTS.

IELTS teacher in Mumbai

04/21/2014 07:25:23 AM

Details of an experienced IELTS teacher in Mumbai The post IELTS teacher in Mumbai appeared first on DC IELTS.

Apology words and phrases for letters

04/17/2014 05:14:24 AM

Some useful words and phrases to make different kinds of apologies The post Apology words and phrases for letters appeared first on DC IELTS.

Monitor

04/16/2014 10:00:48 AM

The word of the day is monitor. Do you think that the iMac monitor may be too big for a desk? Do you think that the government has the right to monitor telephone conversations? The post Monitor appeared first on DC IELTS.

Numbers exercise for IELTS task 1

04/16/2014 07:11:22 AM

A series of exercises to see how well you can use numbers in IELTS. There is also help with a handy series of word lists. The post Numbers exercise for IELTS task 1 appeared first on DC IELTS.

Words and phrases for change

04/15/2014 10:54:07 AM

A collection of words and phrases to speak and write about change with some exercises to test your skills. The post Words and phrases for change appeared first on DC IELTS.

Modify

04/15/2014 04:55:11 AM

Today's word of the day is modify The post Modify appeared first on DC IELTS.

Mental

04/14/2014 17:17:12 PM

Todays' word of the day is mental The post Mental appeared first on DC IELTS.

Dealing with double questions essay tasks

04/14/2014 16:31:23 PM

Advice with an example on how to answer IELTS essay questions that give you two separate tasks. The post Dealing with double questions essay tasks appeared first on DC IELTS.

IELTS speaking sample questions

04/14/2014 02:57:52 AM

A selection of common part 1 IELTS speaking sample questions divided into common topic areas and advice on dealing with different types of question. The post IELTS speaking sample questions appeared first on DC IELTS.

Medical

04/13/2014 11:52:07 AM

Today's word of the day is medical The post Medical appeared first on DC IELTS.

IELTS in Boston and the world!

04/13/2014 03:16:34 AM

Steve of bostonielts is a highly experienced IELTS and TOEFL teacher. He can help you with both writing and speaking. If you need help contact him now. The post IELTS in Boston and the world! appeared first on DC IELTS.

Margin

04/12/2014 15:54:55 PM

Today's word of the day is margin The post Margin appeared first on DC IELTS.

Teaching fluency and coherence for speaking – 321and123

04/12/2014 05:11:27 AM

This is a beautifully simple exercise that not just helps build skills but is great for classroom dynamics. It is a positively fun activity and students tend to love it. It works particularly well for long-turn IELTS speaking where students need to

Logic

04/11/2014 16:13:56 PM

Today’s daily word is logic Notes This is a word that is useful for writing about solutions, ideas and proposals and is as such excellent for problem type essays where you need to make suggestions. Naturally, you want to think of logical soluti

25 more common spelling mistakes in IELTS

04/11/2014 07:46:55 AM

Here is your chance to test your spelling for IELTS. What you will find is a quick spelling test on 25 common spelling mistakes a video showing you how to spell the words another more complex spelling test to see if you can find mistakes A quick test

Licence

04/10/2014 08:58:59 AM

Today's daily word is licence The post Licence appeared first on DC IELTS.

Phrases and idioms about time

04/10/2014 03:47:22 AM

Different phrases and idioms about time to help you answer speaking questions for when/how long/how often you do something The post Phrases and idioms about time appeared first on DC IELTS.

Liberal

04/09/2014 07:54:51 AM

Today's word of the day is liberal The post Liberal appeared first on DC IELTS.

Summary statements in academic task one

04/09/2014 02:36:44 AM

Advice on how to write a summary statement in academic task one The post Summary statements in academic task one appeared first on DC IELTS.

Image

04/08/2014 12:12:38 PM

Today's word of the day is image. The post Image appeared first on DC IELTS.

To what extent do you agree or disagree essay structure

04/08/2014 02:13:24 AM

Advice on how to structure to what extent do you agree or disagree essays for IELTS The post To what extent do you agree or disagree essay structure appeared first on DC IELTS.

Generate

04/07/2014 15:04:56 PM

The daily word from the academic word list is generate The post Generate appeared first on DC IELTS.

Multiple choice listening problems and solutions

04/07/2014 02:55:57 AM

A video lesson on the problems of multiple choice listening questions and some ideas for avoiding the common traps The post Multiple choice listening problems and solutions appeared first on DC IELTS.

Fundamental

04/06/2014 08:38:45 AM

Today's word of the day is fundamental The post Fundamental appeared first on DC IELTS.

Talk about a television programme

04/06/2014 04:33:31 AM

A lesson with an IELTS long turn question where you need to talk about a television programme. The lesson also includes a full transcript and notes The post Talk about a television programme appeared first on DC IELTS.

Facilitate

04/05/2014 06:56:36 AM

Today’s daily word is facilitate Notes This family of words is useful for talking about help in general. The most useful word is almost certainly facilities which is a word you can use for talking about buildings. Facilities and amenities Here

Teaching heading and paragraph matching

04/05/2014 05:24:58 AM

How can you help train your students do paragraph heading matching exercises better. Two ideas and two exercises. The post Teaching heading and paragraph matching appeared first on DC IELTS.

External

04/04/2014 04:52:36 AM

Today's daily word is external The post External appeared first on DC IELTS.

IELTS paragraph heading matching problems

04/04/2014 04:47:13 AM

Advice on IELTS paragraph heading matching in reading with a practice exercise. The post IELTS paragraph heading matching problems appeared first on DC IELTS.

Expose

04/03/2014 02:00:32 AM

Today's daily word is expose The post Expose appeared first on DC IELTS.

Band score 8.0 IELTS letter

04/02/2014 02:18:51 AM

How can you write a great IELTS letter? Often the answer is to keep it simple and do the simple things really well. The post Band score 8.0 IELTS letter appeared first on DC IELTS.

Expand

04/02/2014 02:18:09 AM

Today's word of the day is expand The post Expand appeared first on DC IELTS.

March 2014 update

04/01/2014 15:10:03 PM

An update of what is new on the site The post March 2014 update appeared first on DC IELTS.

Short answer questions in IELTS listening – preparation time

04/01/2014 08:29:17 AM

A video lesson on how to use preparation time in answering short answer questions in IELTS listening The post Short answer questions in IELTS listening – preparation time appeared first on DC IELTS.

Evolve

04/01/2014 04:00:09 AM

Today's daily word is evolve. Do you believe in evolution or revolution? The post Evolve appeared first on DC IELTS.

3 different ways to do IELTS part 2 speaking – a tourist attraction

03/31/2014 04:26:01 AM

An MP3 lesson with 3 different recordings of how to talk about a tourist attraction in part 2 IELTS. There are different ways to approach part 3 speaking and you need to find the one that suits you. The post 3 different ways to do IELTS part 2 speaki

Equivalent

03/31/2014 02:08:10 AM

Today's word of the day is equivalent The post Equivalent appeared first on DC IELTS.

Two ways to write discussion essays for IELTS

03/30/2014 02:34:19 AM

Advice on how to write discussion essays for IELTS with two different model answers showing two different approaches The post Two ways to write discussion essays for IELTS appeared first on DC IELTS.

Entity

03/30/2014 02:20:13 AM

The daily word today is entity The post Entity appeared first on DC IELTS.

Identifying the main points in academic task 1 – a teaching resource

03/29/2014 03:45:04 AM

A quick and communicative classroom exercise to help IELTS students identify the main points in bar graphs and line charts. The main idea is to get the students to look at the big picture and ignore detail. The post Identifying the main points in ac

Enforce

03/29/2014 02:30:31 AM

Today's word of the day is enforce The post Enforce appeared first on DC IELTS.

Punctuation error correction – unwanted commas

03/28/2014 05:30:45 AM

An error correction exercise focussing on commas. There's a little bit of advice on how to understand commas and also exercises to see what you know. The post Punctuation error correction – unwanted commas appeared first on DC IELTS.

Energy

03/28/2014 02:51:36 AM

Today's word from the academic word list is energy. Are you worried about energy security? Is solar energy the answer to our problems? Would you describe yourself as an energetic person? The post Energy appeared first on DC IELTS.

Tips on getting a band score 8.0

03/27/2014 04:20:20 AM

Advice on how to approach the 4 skills of IELTS from a band 8.0 candidate. The post Tips on getting a band score 8.0 appeared first on DC IELTS.

An online IELTS teacher for you

03/27/2014 02:07:29 AM

An IELTS teacher who you can only find online. Philip will offer you interaction and focus in your learning. The post An online IELTS teacher for you appeared first on DC IELTS.

Enable

03/27/2014 02:05:56 AM

Today's word of the day is enable The post Enable appeared first on DC IELTS.

Listening for context in IELTS

03/26/2014 04:17:22 AM

A video lesson to help you listen better in IELTS by learning to read and listen for context The post Listening for context in IELTS appeared first on DC IELTS.

Draft

03/26/2014 02:20:32 AM

The daily word today is draft. Should you write a draft of an IELTS essay? Should you draft and re-draft an academic piece of writing? Get the answers to those two questions right and you'll leaner something about IELTS writing and academic writing.

Use relative clauses better

03/25/2014 02:48:12 AM

This is NOT about the rules of using relative clauses, it is about how to USE them. To use them well, you need to understand what jobs they do in a paragraph The post Use relative clauses better appeared first on DC IELTS.

Discrete

03/25/2014 02:39:50 AM

The academic daily word today is discretion. The post Discrete appeared first on DC IELTS.

How to write a polite IELTS letter

03/24/2014 08:07:39 AM

Advice on when and how to make your IELTS letters sound polite - with useful language and quiz to test your skills. The post How to write a polite IELTS letter appeared first on DC IELTS.

Decline

03/24/2014 02:00:22 AM

Today's daily word is decline - it's one word every IELTS candidate needs to be able to use The post Decline appeared first on DC IELTS.

Getting relative clauses right

03/23/2014 02:48:18 AM

Relative clauses are just about the most difficult bits of grammar in English. This is quick guide to them with 4 different exercises to test your skill. The post Getting relative clauses right appeared first on DC IELTS.

Contact

03/23/2014 02:40:59 AM

Today's daily word is contact. Have you stayed in contact with your friends from school? When do you need to leave a contact number? Should contact sports be banned in schools? The post Contact appeared first on DC IELTS.

IELTS needs analysis

03/22/2014 04:50:53 AM

A downloadable needs analysis sheet for the start of an IELTS course. The sheet contains questions about IELTS needs, language experience and time available for study. The post IELTS needs analysis appeared first on DC IELTS.

Consult

03/22/2014 03:10:29 AM

Do you hope to be a consultant one day? If so, what is your profession? There could be more than one possible answer here. Also, what preposition do you need? The post Consult appeared first on DC IELTS.

Talking about your home town – photos help add detail and interest

03/21/2014 03:55:18 AM

This is a lesson to help you speak about your home town in a more interesting way AND get to use better language. It's a win-win. All you need to do is take a walk outside and take some photos The post Talking about your home town – photos help

Conflict

03/21/2014 02:51:32 AM

The daily word today is conflict. The post Conflict appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Spaced repetition – how it can help you remember the words you want to learn

03/20/2014 08:21:00 AM

Are you a student wondering about how to learn words better? Are you a teacher wondering why you recycle vocabulary and perhaps how to do it. You can understand some of the science behind the ideas here. This is a great article written by Michael Bol

Compound

03/20/2014 03:48:06 AM

Today's daily word is compound. Have you ever suffered from a compound fracture? The post Compound appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

How to write a better IELTS task 1 summary

03/19/2014 08:01:52 AM

A lesson with an exercise to help you with academic task 1. The main idea is to understand that it is a summary writing task and you need to focus on identifying the main ideas. I also give you a handy hint on just how to do this. The post How to wri

Different types of clauses

03/19/2014 06:13:53 AM

This is a rather different word of the day lesson. It's not the word which is important, it's the idea of the word. Inside you'll find a complete grammar lesson. One of my favourites The post Different types of clauses appeared first on DC IELTS - ex

IELTS listening spelling and note-taking practice exercise

03/18/2014 05:50:42 AM

Just an IELTS listening spelling exercise with MP3 recording and advice on taking notes. The lesson is about training your listening skills and not just doing practice test after practice test. The post IELTS listening spelling and note-taking practi

Challenge

03/18/2014 05:13:55 AM

Today's word of the day is challenge. Do you enjoy a challenge? The post Challenge appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

25 common spelling mistakes

03/17/2014 07:47:38 AM

Quiz of 30 common spelling mistakes with an explanation of why spelling is hard in English and some hints on how to improve your spelling The post 25 common spelling mistakes appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Capacity

03/17/2014 04:41:54 AM

Today's word of the day is capacity. Lots of problems with prepositions here. The post Capacity appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Writing introductions to discussion essays

03/16/2014 05:03:05 AM

A lesson on how to write introductions to discussion essays in IELTS with two examples. It is important to remember the guidelines of a good introduction. Always focus on the task. The post Writing introductions to discussion essays appeared first on

Aware

03/16/2014 03:51:16 AM

Today's word from the academic word list is aware. How aware are you of the dangers of passive smoking? The post Aware appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Amend – word of the day

03/15/2014 05:57:19 AM

Today's word of the day is amend The post Amend – word of the day appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Using model essays in the classroom

03/15/2014 03:51:34 AM

Some ideas about how to use model essays in the IELTS classroom. Download of activities included. The post Using model essays in the classroom appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Alter – word of the day

03/14/2014 11:59:56 AM

Today’s word form the academic word list is alter Notes This word has a number of  forms including alter alteration alternate alterable unalterable alternating altered unaltered Related words This is very similar to adjust, yesterday’s w

An error correction exercise – articles and agreement

03/14/2014 03:09:42 AM

An error correction exercise to test your skills in finding mistakes with articles - almost certainly the most common mistake in written English The post An error correction exercise – articles and agreement appeared first on DC IELTS - exam su

Adjust – word of the day

03/13/2014 11:45:06 AM

Today's word from the academic word list is adjust The post Adjust – word of the day appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Then science behind learning to read more quickly

03/13/2014 11:40:48 AM

There is a science behind learning to read more quickly. This is a guest post from Chassie Lee of 7 Speed Reading - the software specialists. Having trialled their software I am genuinely very impressed. The post Then science behind learning to read

Academic – word of the day

03/12/2014 11:43:37 AM

Academic is the first word in list 5 of the academic word list. The post Academic – word of the day appeared first on DC IELTS - exam success and better English.

Paragraph writing competition – March 2014

03/12/2014 07:35:17 AM

A paragraph writing competition to share ideas an language for emigration and education - two big IELTS topics - and to practise writing a listing paragraph The post Paragraph writing competition – March 2014 appeared first on DC IELTS - exam s

Undertake – IELTS word of the day

03/11/2014 12:17:42 PM

Today's word from the academic word list is undertakeThe post Undertake – IELTS word of the day appeared first on DC IELTS - a free online IELTS preparation guide.

IELTS in Iran

03/11/2014 06:47:06 AM

Details of how to contact an experienced tutor based in IELTS in Iran - Mahtab can provide help with both reading and speaking for the test and will provide patient support for you in your learning.The post IELTS in Iran appeared first on DC IELTS -

How can you excel in IELTS?

03/11/2014 05:55:43 AM

Advice from a band 8.0 candidate on how to excel in IELTS by focussing study, having a study partner and finding enjoyment in learningThe post How can you excel in IELTS? appeared first on DC IELTS - a free online IELTS preparation guide.

Summary – IELTS word of the day

03/10/2014 16:14:42 PM

Today's word of the day is summaryThe post Summary – IELTS word of the day appeared first on Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond.

Part 2 speaking about a group

03/10/2014 11:36:01 AM

This is a model part 2 speaking to listen to about a group. The lesson focusses on how to tell a story, use colloquial English and remains coherentThe post Part 2 speaking about a group appeared first on Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond.

Sum – IELTS word of the day

03/09/2014 11:37:37 AM

Today's IELTS word of the day is sumThe post Sum – IELTS word of the day appeared first on Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond.

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