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Simple ways to study for IELTS at home

Here are some simple things that you can do from home to maintain your general English level.

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Emma Cosgrave

23 March, 2020

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Writing
Describing the main features on charts in Academic IELTS Writing Task 1

In Academic Writing Task 1, you are asked to summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Peter Fullagar

26 May, 2021

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Grammar Essentials: What is the passive voice?

Have you heard the words 'active' and 'passive' used to talk about verbs in English? Do you know what they mean? These are not tenses, they are voices. Put simply, the active voice shows what something does while the passive voice shows what happens to something. Today we will look at the structure of the passive, why we use it and when you might need it in IELTS.  

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Emma Cosgrave

25 May, 2020

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How to use 'the thing is' in the IELTS Speaking test

'The thing is' is a really useful phrase to use in the IELTS Speaking test if you want to add an explanation to a point you have already made. It sounds natural in English and will help you to speak for longer on the same topic. Find out more about how to use it in Lucy's video.

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How to use 'let me see' in the IELTS Speaking test

Find out how to use the common phrase 'Let me see ...' in your IELTS Speaking test to give yourself time to think or decide about what to say next.

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How to use 'I have to say' in IELTS the Speaking test

In Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test, you will need to give your opinions and explanations in response to the examiner's questions. One way of giving your opinion is to use the phrase 'I have to say ...' or 'I must say ...'. Find out how to use this phrase in Lucy's video.

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