Do you know how many questions you need to answer correctly to raise your band score by 1.0 in the LISTENING EXAM? Sometimes the difference between a 5.5 and a 6.5 may be ONLY 4 questions! Many students get a lower mark than they deserve just because they are not careful and make 'little' mistakes. The problem is that these 'little' mistakes can add up and lower your score. One good example is spelling. If you spell an answer incorrectly on the real IELTS exam, that answer
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Do you read an article a day in English? Do you read articles which are similar to IELTS texts? Do you learn new vocabulary daily? Do you have a method for learning and remembering this vocabulary? Have you practiced the skill of recognizing paraphrase? Do you know every kind of question you may get on an IELTS test? Do you know which ones are the most difficult for you? (Matching Headings, True/False/Not Given etc) Do you know strategies for answering each kind of question?
Collocations are powerful tools which anyone can use to improve both their speaking and writing skills. IELTS examiners pay close attention to your ability to use collocations. So, what is a collocation? A collocation is simply two or more words that often go together. There is no real rule about how to make a collocations. Collocations just represent the reality of how people speak English. Let me give you an example: Which expression sounds correct to you? COST OF LIVIN
THIS IS MY first BLOG in a series about the POWER of PARALLEL STRUCTURE Parallel Structure is a powerful tool. If you master the skill of using parallel structure when speaking and writing you can gain many benefits: You can add more details into a sentence You can make long sentences easy to read You can compose more professional reports for university classes You can increase your IELTS band score for grammar in both the speaking and writing sections Notice the points abo