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Ultimate IELTS Tips List! (To increase your score by 2.0 points!!) 👍🏆

The ultimate list to answer all your IELTS questions ... What is the IELTS test?? What kind of grammar do I need to use?? How do I write task 1 and task 2 essays?? Get answers to these questions and many, MANY MORE!!


Adverbs in IELTS task 2 writing

Adverbs are a great and also really easy way to improve your grammar score in the IELTS task 2. Find out how to do it here!

Talking about the future in task 1 with Future perfect Continuous tenses

This is where you can learn how to make the future perfect tense, and more importantly, how to use it in the IELTS exam to talk about what will be happening at a specific time in the future.

'will' and 'going to' for predictions in IELTS task 1 and task 2

How do we use the two easiest pieces of language to talk about the future in IELTS? And what is the difference between them??

Past simple, past perfect, past perfect continuous in IELTS writing

The three English past tenses are all quite different. But what are the differences??! Find out here...

Using present tenses in the IELTS exam

Present tenses are easy. Or are they?? Maybe not as easy as you think! But they are great in the IELTS exam if you use them correctly, in the right places.

Countable and uncountable nouns in the IELTS exam

How confusing are countable and uncountable nouns? Very!! Lets find out exactly what they are and how to use them.

Noun phrases in the IELTS exam

Noun phrases are nouns plus all the words in front and behind the noun. For example, 'dog' is a noun phrase. But so is 'big dog', 'the big dog', and 'the big dog with a bone'. Help teacher!

How to use the past simple and present perfect in IELTS task 1

The past simple and present perfect are quite similar, but also quite different. What the heck! Don't worry friends, this blog is going to make it all clear for you.

Using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in IELTS Task 1

Nouns, verbs and adjectives are the building blocks of any language, so why wouldn't they be the building blocks of a solid IELTS task 1? Well, they should be!

Making comparisons in an IELTS task 1

There are so many ways to make comparisons in the IELTS task 1. And it always tells us to make a comparison in the task 1 question, so we better do it! But how??

Using sequence connectors and relative clauses in a task 1 process essay

There are only three things you need to use in a task 1 process essay - sequence connectors, passives, and relative clauses. Let's check it out.

Using referencing language in an IELTS task 2 for cohesion and coherence

Cohesion and coherence is not just about words like 'however' and 'although'. You can also sue pronouns to get points for cohesion and coherence.

Using passive verbs in an IELTS task 1 process essay

Passive verbs are key to writing a great IELTS task 1. But only use them in man-made processes, never for a natural process!

How to write a 3-sentence IELTS task 2 conclusion

A lot of people write IELTS conclusions with only one sentence, probably because they are tired. But a great conclusion should have 2 or 3 sentences. And each sentence needs a function.

7 cool phrases to use in IELTS task 2 topic sentences

A topic sentence is the first sentence in you body paragraph, and so many people have NO IDEA how to do it properly. Let's take a look at 7 awesome structures to use to write killer topic sentences.

Writing IELTS task 2 body paragraph topic sentences in 3 short steps

IELTS task 2 topic sentences need a structure so that you can write them quickly and easily. Let's look at a 3-part grammatical structure for writing your topic sentences.

Analysing IELTS task 2 essay questions into 3 parts

When you look at the IELTS task 2 question, you need to break it down into three parts to be able to understand it. Let's check that skill out today.

How to write a 4-sentence IELTS body paragraph

There are different ways to write an IELTS task 2 body paragraph. Let's look at the four-sentence method today.

Brainstorming for IELTS task 2 using IDEAS

Many students skip the brainstorming step entirely when they write a task 2. This is a BIG MISTAKE. Let's see how to really write a great brainstorm in 2-3 minutes.

How to write a 5-sentence IELTS body paragraph

We already saw how to make a 4-sentence IELTS task 2 body paragraph. now let's see how to do a 5-sentence body paragraph.

Writing an IELTS task 2 body section plan

IELTS task 2 brainstorms and plans go together like a hand in a glove. Let's see how the "plan" part works.

Using IELTS writing discourse connectors

Discourse connectors, or 'linking words', are those little words or phrases that give your essay flow and cohesion. We need to do a great job here because CC is one of the four marking criteria. Let's look at all the different ways to do it!

Task 2 Introduction - THESIS STATEMENT

Every IELTS task 2 introduction needs to explain exactly what you are going to do. This is there the "thesis statement" comes in. It explains your intention for the body paragraphs.

Task 2 Introduction - BACKGROUND STATEMENT

Every IELTS needs an introduction with a "background statement". This is the first sentence of the entire essay, and will give the background to your case.

What to look for in an IELTS tutor/teacher - 4 top qualities

So you are having trouble passing the IELTS test and have decided you need a teacher. But what kind of teacher?? How do I find this person??