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Paul Andreas is a Certified Speaking Coach and IELTS teacher.

Five Tips for IELTS Writing Task 1

For Writing Task 1 of the IELTS Academic Exam , you will be asked to write a report about the main features of a chart, process or map.

You will be expected to write 150 – 200 words and complete it in 20 minutes or less. 

To score well in this task you need to understand what the examiner expects to find in a good answer.  This article will give you seven tips for the Academic IELTS Writing Task 1, showing you how to answer the question and get a good Band score:

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Seven Tips for the IELTS Reading Exam

Many, students believe that the reading section is the most difficult part of the IELTS exam, even more difficult than the listening, speaking and writing sections!

You do have to work very fast and reading does require a lot of concentration, so that you need to stay focused to find the correct answers to the questions.

However, there are several things that you can do to improve your IELTS Reading Band score.

Doing practice papers is a good way to prepare but, if you don’t get feedback about your mistakes and how to correct them then you won’t improve!

All your time spent and hard work could be wasted.

So what's the solution?  Check out these Seven Tips for the IELTS Reading Exam for the answer:

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Thirteen IELTS Listening Exam Tips

 These IELTS Listening Exam Tips will help you to get the Band that you want:
Tip # 1 is Get to Know the Exam
The exam is exactly the same for the General and the Academic exams and uses the same marking criteria. 

There are four parts to the exam, comprising a total of forty questions, for a length of forty minutes, and a point for each correct answer.  You will be allowed thirty minutes for the audio and ten minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
Each part tests different skills and becomes progressively more difficult.
To find out more about Tip # 1 and to discover the other tips click the link

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Linking Words For The IELTS Speaking Exam

 In the IELTS speaking exam it is good to know linking words that help you to transition naturally from one idea to another.  Part three of the test gives you a chance to express your opinions and develop your ideas.  To do this correctly you need to be flexible and able to justify your opinions.  This enables you to show off your language and increase your vocabulary score.

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