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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: How to reach a band 7 or higher in Task Achievement

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Do you struggle deciding what to present and how to present an IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 response? We'll take a closer look at IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, Read the tips on how to get a high score.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

IELTS Writing Task 2: 8 steps towards a band 8 To achieve a Band 8 in Writing Task 2, you will need to produce an essay that contains all the positive features contained in the band 8 writing assessment criteria. Let’s take a look at these in the table below. Task response sufficiently addresses all parts…

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IELTS Writing Task 2: 7 mistakes preventing you from a band 7

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Need some help in preparing for IELTS? We’ve got your back! Read on to understand 7 common mistakes that might prevent you from reaching a band 7 in IELTS Writing Task 2.

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Grammar 101: Feminine And Masculine Words in English

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Are there masculine or feminine words in English? In general, there’s no distinction between masculine and feminine in English nouns. But sometimes we show gender in different words when referring to people or animals. In this article we’ll explain gender in English language in more detail.

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Grammar 101: Too vs To – Learn the difference

IELTS — February 25th, 2020

Too vs to: These two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. “Too” is an adverb. You can use it to replace words such as “excessively”, “additionally”, “as well” or “also”. “To”, on the other hand, is a versatile preposition.…

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Which IELTS test should I take?

IDP IELTS — July 15th, 2019

Which IELTS test should you take? There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes.

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Does using AI eliminate bias? MIT doesn’t think so.

IDP IELTS — June 5th, 2019

Researchers from MIT –the top university in the world– found that Artificial Intelligence, is biased. So, what does it mean when machines that are testing your English language ability are unfair? Read it here.

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IELTS on computer: What has changed for ESL teachers?

IDP IELTS — May 29th, 2019

IELTS is the leading English language test for international mobility. The launch of computer-delivered IELTS in New Zealand has proven popular among test takers. But what does this mean for ESL teachers? Read more about IELTS support for teachers.

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中文雅思备考手册正式发布

IDP IELTS — January 29th, 2019

如果您正在准备雅思考试,让我们为您提供助力。雅思备考手册将为您提供有关雅思考试的介绍,以及考试技巧和建议。

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IELTS for native English speakers

IDP IELTS — January 22nd, 2019