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IELTS with Fiona

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Join me for a weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Get subscriber-only podcasts about Writing Task 2 when you subscribe here https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/subscribe. Find all my tips on m… read more

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IELTS ⭐️Daily Tips⭐️from Fiona Nov 20 - Dec 8

January 26th, 2022

29:38

In this episode I catch up with the daily tips that you can find on my website under "What's new".

This episode covers:

  • Pronunciation of phrasal …

IELTS Reading: Marine ecosystems 🐡

January 4th, 2022

29:27

This is a nice GT Part 3 Reading to get 2022 off to a great start. It practises Matching Headings, Multiple Choice AND gapfill, and it's absolutely …

IELTS Reading: Having a laugh

December 5th, 2021

28:43

This is an academic Passage 3 about the importance of laughter.

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⭐️Daily tips⭐️Nov 9th - 20th

November 27th, 2021

29:59

In this episode I go through a week of tips about:

  • "is pissed" vs "ears pierced",
  • PEEL paragraphs,
  • Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand accents ("bed" …

⭐️IELTS tips⭐️ Oct 27th - Nov 8th 2021

November 24th, 2021

21:48

This is my weekly round-up of tips from the "What's New" tab on my free website: ieltsetc.com

In this episode we look at

  • Pronunciation mazes by …

🏆What's the best online IELTS course?🏆

November 15th, 2021

39:07

That's a tough question. It's so hard for anyone to measure the quality and effectiveness of an IELTS course objectively unless they've taken all of the IELTS courses available!

So here's a quick checklist of things to …

⭐️IELTS daily tips⭐️ round-up Oct 17th - 27th

November 5th, 2021

28:14

Here's the latest round-up of all my IELTS Daily Tips blog that you can find on my website.

In this blog we go through and revise:

  • Have or get …

⭐️IELTS tips⭐️: a weekly summary

October 17th, 2021

28:53

I'm trying out a new way of sharing my tips and advice for IELTS.

If you go to the 'What's new' tab on my website, you'll find a daily tip:

https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en

You can leave a comment there and …

Things you need to know before you buy an online IELTS Course 🤑

September 20th, 2021

48:31

Have you ever been ripped off, conned, scammed, tricked, duped or just misled when buying an online IELTS course?

In this blog and podcast, I've outlined the 10 'red flags' that you need to know about before you decide …

IELTS Reading: Henry Moore (TFNG Bootcamp Day 1) 🗿

September 6th, 2021

16:47

The Members Academy Reading Bootcamp started today (you can still join - it's just $28 and includes 28 days of both live and recorded lessons). This week's focus is on True False Not Given questions, so here's a taster …

IELTS Reading: Attitudes to AI 🤖

August 22nd, 2021

44:49

This is an Academic Passage 3 Part 3 (Book 16), so it's tough.

In this lesson we'll look at how the language that you learn for Task 2 will help you understand the Reading, and how Reading academic texts like this will …

How to use idioms in IELTS

August 13th, 2021

25:44

Are you using the right idiom in the right place with the right person and the right pronunciation?

To use an idiom correctly there are so many …

IELTS Listening: Stoicism 🏛️

July 19th, 2021

22:00

This episode is a Part 4 Listening about an ancient philosophy called Stoicism (don't worry if you've never heard of it - the Listening will explain everything). It's a gapfill summary (one word only) and we also …

IELTS Reading: 🏥Back to the future of skyscraper design.

July 4th, 2021

26:55

This passage 2 Academic IELTS Reading is a problem-solution structure.

  • The problem: air-conditioning units generate 'spectacular and largely …

IELTS Listening: The history of coffee ☕️

June 25th, 2021

27:54

This is a Section 4 Listening. I chose this Listening in order to show you why hyphens are NOT important in Listening gap-fill summaries.

There are 3 main types of words in gapfill summaries:

1) Words ending with a …

IELTS Reading: The Effects of Noise 🙉

June 7th, 2021

29:05

I had a special request for this Academic Passage 3 because it's difficult, but honestly, it's a very early test (Book 7) and is just badly-written.
I …

IELTS Writing Feedback: improving your Task 2 essays with 40 keywords

May 16th, 2021

29:42

When you get IELTS Writing feedback from your teacher, you should be able to see why you are not achieving your desired score.

But this feedback is …

IELTS Reading: Attitudes to language

May 3rd, 2021

25:09

This is an Academic Part 1 text. The text and subject matter is difficult but the questions (YNNG) are NOT. 

In fact, in this episode I will show you …

IELTS Reading: What is exploration?

April 11th, 2021

31:22

Cambridge Book 15 Test 1 Passage 3

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IELTS Listening: 'Street Play Scheme' ⛹️‍♂️⛹🏻‍♀️🚗

March 29th, 2021

27:14

This is a really useful Part 2 IELTS Listening (Book 15) about a community that closed their road to traffic so that the children could play safely …

IELTS Reading TFNG: Alexander Henderson 📸📸📸

February 14th, 2021

22:13

This is a nice and easy Academic Reading Part 1 (great for GT too).

It goes in chronological order, so it's easy to find information from dates, …

IELTS Listening: 🦣🦣🦣Woolly mammoths on St Paul's Island

February 1st, 2021

26:35

Today's Listening is a 6/10 for difficulty. It's a Part 3 Listening with multiple choice and matching from a list.
Useful vocabulary and synonyms:

IELTS Reading/Writing: Driverless Cars 🚘

January 11th, 2021

30:00

This is a really really useful passage to read because of how it can help your WRITING.

The passage itself is not difficult, but it is jam-packed …

IELTS Reading: Motivational Factors and the hospitality industry 👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳

December 29th, 2020

28:45

This is an extremely difficult Academic Reading Passage 3.

It took me 30 minutes to find the answers even with the answer sheet in front of me.

What …

IELTS Advent Challenge Tasks 🎄1 - 12

December 12th, 2020

40:34

No time to do my Advent Challenge? This podcast (watch the video version on www.YouTube.com/fionawattam) talks you through the past 12 days, so you'll get up and running really quickly!
It's never too late to start - …

IELTS Listening Part 3: Children's Literature Course 📚

November 25th, 2020

29:59

Is this Listening more difficult than usual? I got a special request from Elango in my Members Academy, and yes I think it is a tricky one!

I had to …

IELTS Reading: Why fairy tales are really scary tales 🧚‍♀️👻

October 24th, 2020

30:00

I had a special request from Isabella on Instagram today 👋🇧🇷. She asked me to look at a really difficult text (yes, this one's 9/10!).

It's an …

IELTS Reading: 🚴‍♀️Bike-sharing schemes around the world

October 18th, 2020

30:00

Do you have a bike-sharing scheme where you live? In London there are the so-called 'Boris bikes' (named after Boris Johnson, who launched them in 2010 after being inspired by the success of a similar scheme in Paris, …

IELTS Listening: The hunt for sunken settlements and ancient shipwrecks 🚢⚓️⚱️

October 10th, 2020

30:00

This is a difficult Section 4, but if you listen to my podcast regularly, you will be very familiar with this common IELTS topic!

It's about marine …

IELTS Reading GT Part 2: Border crossing and Dealing with absence in the workplace

October 3rd, 2020

20:18

Both texts are gapfill summaries.

The first one gives you practice with summary Flow Charts (IELTS 28-Day Planner Day 12) and the second covers the common topic of how to deal with absence in the workplace (good …

IELTS Listening: Agricultural programme in Mozambique 👩🏽‍🌾🌾🐝🎣

September 22nd, 2020

30:00

Listen out for the 5 most common gapfill types in this Part 4 gapfill on the very common topics of Agriculture and Water (28-Day Planner Week 1).

IELTS Reading: Nutmeg - a valuable spice 🌰🥜

September 13th, 2020

29:02

This is an Academic Reading Part 1 (so it's good for GT too).

The structure is chronological (in order of time) which helps you locate the answers …

Factors influencing your IELTS Score 🎰 - how my new IELTS Progress predictor works.

August 16th, 2020

28:56

If you've taken my IELTS Progress Predictor Test, you may be wanting to know a bit more about how it works and what it means for your IELTS Preparation.
This podcast talks you through how to make the most of your assets …

IELTS Listening: Birth order and personality 🚼

July 27th, 2020

29:40

IELTS Listening Part 3: How birth order affects your personality.


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IELTS GT Reading: 🦖🦕Dinosaurs and the secrets they hold 🦖🦕

July 19th, 2020

29:59

IELTS GT Reading Part 3 - gapfill summary, multiple choice and choosing from a list.

Find a similar reading with the vocab you need to know about …

IELTS Listening - Cities built by the sea 🌊🏙️

July 13th, 2020

52:33

This is a Section 3 (dialogue between 2 students) with lots of vocab related to the environment:
- urban planning
- coastal cities
- pollutants are …

IELTS Reading: Saving bugs to find new drugs 🐞💊

June 29th, 2020

30:00

A long and difficult but FASCINATING text with SO MUCH useful vocabulary which I list at the end.

- Matching Information with paragraphs

- Choosing …

IELTS Reading: An unusual Academic Passage 1 - The concept of intelligence.

June 21st, 2020

22:20

This passage has an academic, theoretical structure rather than a factual, chronological one. 

Watch the video on YouTube to see how it looks:

IELTS GT Reading: Parts 1 and 2

June 15th, 2020

42:43

Finding a roommate, the best fitness apps, How to Delegate and Choosing the right CV Format. Find the word formation booklet here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/04/how-a-knowledge-of-word-forms-can-increase-your-score/

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IELTS Listening: 🗺MAPS and MCQs

June 7th, 2020

18:29

This video looks at Section 2 of the IELTS Listening Test, which often includes a MAP in the second half. 

Watch the video on YouTube if you would …

IELTS Reading: Why companies should welcome disorder

May 29th, 2020

34:32

So sorry for the delay - I'm back now! Been working on the daily YouTube lives during Lockdown. Did you miss them? Just go to my YouTube channel (I'll add this podcast as a video if you prefer to read the text and try …

IELTS Experts - 10 of your most common questions about IELTS answered

April 18th, 2020

21:51

In this podcast (also on YouTube) I ask my boss Max to give us his insider tips about #IELTS (it's exactly the same as what I say but people actually listen to him!).

Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/vCqJ3zLGbcs

IELTS Reading Time Management Tips

March 24th, 2020

30:14

Need to read faster in the test? In this video and podcast, I'll take you through a Reading test and show you what you can do at each stage to answer the questions more quickly.

The text is called 'The Birdmen' and you …

IELTS Computer-Delivered General Training Reading Test Part 1

March 17th, 2020

22:27

This podcast is taken from my YouTube Video (watch this to see the text).

https://youtu.be/Fq000OEq_OU

I take you through the first part of a Computer-Delivered #IELTS General Training Reading Test and look at the …

IELTS Writing Error Correction - The Blue Book project 📘

March 11th, 2020

18:53

Do you rely on a teacher to correct your writing mistakes for the IELTS Test? Is this the most effective way?   

In this podcast I look at some research that's been done about the best way to learn from your mistakes - …

IELTS Listening: 🔆The history of weather forecasting 🔆

March 5th, 2020

19:32

I made this as a YouTube video so you can watch it here if you'd like to see the text at the same time:

https://youtu.be/3px5vTBQ5Mk

It's a Part 4 …

IELTS Reading: Matching Headings - A visit to Oymyakon 🥶

February 26th, 2020

20:04

GT IELTS Matching Headings and gapfill practice.

Watch the podcast on YouTube so that you can see the text and my explanations (and try the test for yourself).

https://youtu.be/R7H38LB28P0


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BONUS episode! My interview with Dr Heidi Brumbaugh, creator of the Vocab Victor app.

February 20th, 2020

30:07

This week I interview the creator of the marvellous Vocab Victor app, Dr Heidi Brumbaugh.

Dr Heidi realised that my 28-Days of IELTS Word List would …

Computer-delivered IELTS: An interview with Jessica from the IELTS Energy Podcast

February 16th, 2020

39:21

This week on the podcast I was very happy to invite Jessica Beck from All Ears English and the IELTS Energy Podcast to talk about the pros and cons of the Computer Delivered IELTS Test (amongst other things!).
Jess …

IELTS Listening: Kite-making kite 🪁 by the Maori people of New Zealand 🇳🇿

February 10th, 2020

18:36

Part 4 IELTS Listening on the topic of Civilisation (again! See my YouTube video about this). Vocab Victor is the app where you can develop your IELTS vocab with my 28 days of Vocab wordlists.

YouTube video about …

IELTS Listening: Natural Dyes 🧶🧵

February 3rd, 2020

20:29

Multiple Choice and Matching in a Part 3 (student and tutor).

Watch my YouTube video about how to recognise signals in Part 3 Listening:

IELTS Reading GT Section 1: How synonyms work in Part 1 - The best suitcases 💼🧳and The Oxford School of Drama 🎭

January 27th, 2020

17:26

GT Reading is not always as easy as it looks in Part 1. Yes, the texts are shorter but you have to do 2 of them in 20 mins and you need a good level of Vocab to get the answers quickly and not fall for the tricks! Here …

IELTS Reading: Meet the Organoleptics 🤥👺👃🏽🐽

January 20th, 2020

20:53

GT Reading Part 3 - matching people, matching info and TFNG.

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IELTS listening: Field Trip Proposal 🏜

January 10th, 2020

26:35

Listening Part 3 (Book 8 Test 1). Looking at signals, multiple choice and gap fill. Get more help with Part 3 here

IELTS Reading: Venus in transit 🔭🪐

November 15th, 2019

22:01

This has been on my list of things to do for about a year! Such a tough text but so easy to guess at least half of the answers without a PhD in Astronomy!

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IELTS Reading: Biological control of pests 🦗🐌🐛🦅

November 7th, 2019

26:23

A truly awful text but totally worth it for the vocab and strategies. Learn how to answer these questions without understanding almost anything 😯!

IELTS Reading: The truth about the environment 🗺🧯

October 28th, 2019

29:26

Passage 3 with lots of Vocab you can use in Writing Task 2.

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IELTS listening: 🌊Marine renewable energy (Ocean Energy)

October 21st, 2019

26:23

A fabulous Part 4 Listening with tons of Vocab and expressions useful for both Task 1 Writing ✍🏽 (processes) and Task 2 Writing ✍🏽.

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IELTS Tips: What to do when you hit a plateau ⛰

October 11th, 2019

37:40

Have you hit a plateau with IELTS? Are you stuck at the same band despite studying really hard? I’ve done some research and condensed it into this 40-minute episode so that you can push yourself to the next level.

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IELTS GT Reading: Out of the ashes 🔥🔥🔥

October 4th, 2019

27:41

Passage 3 about the restoration of an 18th century house which caught fire. Excellent for Vocab about Buildings (Day 8 in the Vocab Course).

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IELTS Reading: Endless Harvest 🐟🐟🐟

September 28th, 2019

28:36

Academic Passage 2 about over-fishing, commercial fishing, sustainable fishing and environmental responsibility. T/F/NG.

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IELTS Reading: Rural Transport Project 🚜 🐴

September 12th, 2019

30:56

Ok this one is pretty tedious BUT! it covers 4 question of the WORST types (Matching Headings, YNNG, Sentence completion and Q40) so it’s well worth …

IELTS Listening: ⛔️ ⛔️Signposts Part 2

September 6th, 2019

25:45

Last week I outlined the 10 signals and signposts that lead you to the answer in the Listening Test (see my blog for more details and a YouTube video). This week I’m showing you an almost identical example so that you …

IELTS Listening: ⛔️ SIGNALS and SIGNPOSTS to lead you to the answer.⛔️

August 29th, 2019

23:18

Listening Part 3 is a very carefully structured dialogue full of signals like ‘So!’ ‘’Well!’ ‘’Now!’, emphatic structures (‘What I decided to do …

IELTS Reading: Sustainable Architecture - 🐜 lessons from the ant 🐜

August 22nd, 2019

34:36

Reading about a building in Zimbabwe whose ‘air-conditioning system’ was based on termite mounds. Fascinating!

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IELTS Grammar: a simple way of remembering the difference between ‘ing’ and infinitives 🙌🏽

August 15th, 2019

35:40

If you struggle to work out when to use ‘ing’ the solution is here! Find the whole blog on my website and 10-minute tutorial on YouTube.

IELTS Vocab and Reading: The true cost of food 🚜🐑👩🏽‍🌾

August 2nd, 2019

33:22

I chose this one JUST because of the vocab! It’s fabulous to review the topic of intensive industrial agriculture and its impact on the environment.

IELTS Reading: Climate change and the Inuit ❄️🌞🌎

July 18th, 2019

31:23

A problem-solution structure with matching headings and gap-fill.

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IELTS Reading: Bring back the big cats 🐅🐈🐾

July 4th, 2019

36:36

If you listen to just one podcast this week, make sure it's this one! A fascinating text bursting with IELTS vocabulary.

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Can I prepare for IELTS in one month?

June 27th, 2019

31:54

This episodes encourages you to dust off your 28-Day Planner and use it more effectively. Find all the tips and links on my blog https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/06/28-ways-ielts-planner/

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IELTS Reading part 1: The history of cinema 🎬🎟

June 11th, 2019

29:38

Academic passage 1 (good for GT too) all about how cinema developed. Good to learn about this topic (there's a listening about it here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-listening-history-moving-pictures/)!

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IELTS Listening: Neolithic Ireland ☘️

May 21st, 2019

24:53

This episode focuses on the grammar of Modals of Deduction in IELTS Listening. Find a full explanation with practice on my website.

28 ways to improve your IELTS Vocabulary.📕

May 9th, 2019

34:11

Check out my website for all of the 28 tips with links https://www.ieltsetc.com/2019/05/28-ways-improve-ielts-vocab/.

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IELTS Reading: The history of tortoises 🐢

April 25th, 2019

24:47

A very difficult Passage 3 where a Degree in Zoology might help. Here is the text on the website

IELTS Reading: Reducing the effects of climate change 🏔🛶🌞🌇

April 17th, 2019

29:24

Academic Passage 3 Book 11 Test 1 - a really useful text for vocabulary. Also good practice for completing a table and matching researchers. …

IELTS Reading: Glow-worms 🐛

April 15th, 2019

23:32

A fantastic reading for vocab. Matching information and T/F/NG questions.

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IELTS Reading: Hearing problems 👂🏾

April 11th, 2019

29:07

Speed-reading strategies for texts with 3 or more sets of questions. Book 9 Test 2 Passage 1.

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IELTS Reading: This Marvellous Invention 🗣

April 4th, 2019

28:17

A VERY difficult Academic Reading Part 3 (sorry!). Book 11 Test 4. See also 'How did writing begin?' on my website.

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IELTS Reading: Stepwells 🇮🇳

March 28th, 2019

29:11

This is a REALLY interesting Passage 1 Academic (good for GT too). Great for vocab topics (Water and Buildings) and speed-reading practice (just find the dates and names - ignore the rest). Please check on my website …

IELTS Listening: Business Cultures 🤝

March 21st, 2019

23:48

Section 4 made up entirely of gap fill! Have a look at all the signals that can help you keep your place

IELTS General Training Part 1: Passport Applications and Auckland International Airport Services 🛂🛄

March 14th, 2019

20:25

A quick look at TFNG and a less common type of Matching Headings. Get the full text here

IELTS Listening: Nanotechnology 🤖

March 7th, 2019

25:31

Find out how my mindmaps can help you get over 70% of these answers correct! This #ielts listening Part 4 (Book 10 Test 4) will help you with …

IELTS Reading: Is there anybody out there? 👽 Matching Headings

February 28th, 2019

24:57

How to match headings quickly using only first lines. See the video on YouTube and get the full text on my website 👽

IELTS Reading: how to use comparisons in TFNG

February 21st, 2019

32:21

To celebrate #motherlanguageday, this difficult Academic Passage 3 gives you some easy ways of filling gaps and recognising 'Not Given'. Find the …

IELTS Listening: Study Skills Tutorial 👩🏾‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓📖📚

February 7th, 2019

17:47

Test Book 9 Test 3 Section 3: Listen to a tutor giving advice to a student about her dissertation and practice listening for signals and Gap fill.

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How to learn the vocab you need for IELTS 📕🦔🦇🦉

February 2nd, 2019

24:18

This episode helps you through the vocab you need to learn for the #ielts test. It is based on the hedgehog reading from 2 days ago but shows you how the same topics apply in all parts of the exam.

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IELTS Reading and vocab: Hedgehogs 🦔

January 31st, 2019

33:47

A difficult Part 3, which I made specially for #hedgehogday on February 2nd to raise awareness of the dramatic decline in the hedgehog population.

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IELTS Listening: Thor Heyerdahl 🛶

January 24th, 2019

31:18

Test Book 10 Test 2 Section 3. The life and theories of Thor Heyerdahl.

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IELTS Reading: Museums of Fine Art 👩🏾‍🎨 Part 2

January 20th, 2019

28:20

A difficult Passage 3 - Multiple Choice and Yes No Not Given. Also a rant about where NOT to get your #ielts practice materials.

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IELTS Reading: Museums of fine art Part 1 👩🏾‍🎨

January 17th, 2019

20:30

A complex and sophisticated Academic Reading Part 3, so I'm breaking this podcast up into more manageable parts. Please come back for the next bit 😊

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IELTS Reading: The Story of Silk 👘

December 30th, 2018

20:24

Book 11 Academic Test 3 Section 1 - a chronological structure with gap fill and True False Not Given.

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IELTS Listening: A social history of London 🌃

December 24th, 2018

22:12

Listening Part 4. Book 6 Test 1. 🎄🎅🏽

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IELTS Reading: Autumn Leaves 🍁

December 18th, 2018

28:40

A tough Passage 2 from #ielts Book 10 Test 3, with matching statements, True/False/Not Given and Gapfill. Get the full Reading on my website

IELTS Reading: Beyond the blue horizon 🛶

December 14th, 2018

37:04

Academic Reading Passage 3.
Multiple choice, gap-fill and Yes/Not/Not Given.
Full Reading now on my website

Listening Section 2: An open-air swimming 🏊🏾‍♀️ pool

December 5th, 2018

23:13

Multiple choice tricks and synonyms. Key vocab and frequent words. Skip the LAST 5 minutes if you want! 😬

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IELTS Listening: 3 types of distractors you need to know about

November 28th, 2018

27:45

This Section 3 has examples of 3 different types of distractors that you need to listen for: ‘should have, could have, would have’ 🤔

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IELTS GT Reading: The Iron Bridge 🛤

November 25th, 2018

26:21

A special request from the Speaking Challenge WhatsApp group! Use the structure of a descriptive/factual/chronological text to help you find the …

IELTS GT Reading Staff Benefits 🤑🤒🧖🏽‍♀️👩🏾‍🎓👴🏽

November 21st, 2018

14:36

#ielts Cambridge Book 9 Test A Section 2 Part 2 JLP Retail: Staff Benefits plus useful vocab 😀 www.ieltsetc.com

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IELTS GT Reading: Dress Codes 👔👖🧢💍👑

November 21st, 2018

14:48

#ielts Cambridge Tests Book 9 Test A Section 2. Get the full reading on my website www.ieltsetc.com 😀

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IELTS Reading: How did writing begin? 🏺🏺🏺

November 14th, 2018

30:45

On a scale of 1 - 10 in terms of difficulty, this is a 10 sorry 😐!! So if you’re aiming for a 7/8 it’s worth a listen, but please don’t feel …

IELTS Reading: Crows and tools 🧰

November 7th, 2018

34:17

Quick tips to help you with the Speaking Challenge followed by a Reading Passage 2 about the tool-making abilities of crows (and what we have in …

IELTS November Speaking Challenge and Reading about a pay rise

November 4th, 2018

22:04

It's the first week of the November Speaking Challenge and in this podcast I explain the benefits of taking part, speaking every day, recording yourself and joining the Facebook group!

IELTS 🎃 Speaking Challenge

October 31st, 2018

25:39

An explanation about the ‘pinky’ story, the importance of contractions and an introduction to the November 1 minute Speaking Challenge! #ielts1min 😄

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IELTS Reading: Snake oil 🐍🐍🐍

October 28th, 2018

32:28

This is a long one and a tough one but really worth spending time on. Matching Headings and True False Not Given. Full test coming soon on

IELTS Reading: Tidal Power 🌊🌊

October 23rd, 2018

25:27

This reading gives you practice with matching statements, and it recycles key IELTS vocabulary related to renewable energy.
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IELTS Listening Part 2: A theatre 🎭

October 18th, 2018

21:50

Learn how to avoid the traps of multiple choice. Get the floor plan on my website.

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IELTS Listening: BABY COTS 👶🏻

October 14th, 2018

19:07

Listening Section 2 about cots, with a little bit of pronunciation thrown in!

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IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 2 🏡🏘

July 6th, 2018

10:47

Latest episode of IELTS Made Easier looks at matching from a list.

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IELTS Listening: Changes to a town (Barford) Day 1 🏡

July 5th, 2018

15:01

This episode looks at tricks with multiple choice questions.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: The arts 🎭

April 18th, 2018

15:23

How to deal with ‘philosophical’ questions in Task 2 ✍🏽

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IELTS Writing T2: community service

February 22nd, 2018

4:59

Writing T2: compulsory community service?

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Introductions - 5 ways

February 21st, 2018

4:59

5 ways of writing Task 2 Introductions

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Phrasal verbs in GT Task 1?

February 15th, 2018

4:59

Phrasal verbs in formal writing?

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GT Informal Letter Too Formal

February 12th, 2018

4:57

General Training Informal Letter (bag)

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Matching Statements 2 (maths)

February 9th, 2018

4:57

Matching Statements 2 (maths)

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Introductions

February 5th, 2018

9:23

IELTS Writing Task 2: Introductions

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IELTS Writing Task 2: language learning

February 1st, 2018

4:12

Language Learning - Primary or Secondary school?

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IELTS Reading: Picking from a list

January 31st, 2018

9:57

Picking from a list 1 • Picking from a list 2

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Matching Headings Part 1

January 29th, 2018

4:59

IELTS Reading: Matching Headings 1

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Writing Task 2: school buses

January 28th, 2018

2:31

IELTS Writing Task 2: school transport 🚌

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Writing Task 2: homework

January 26th, 2018

2:19

Writing Task 2: Homework

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IELTS Task 2 GT: community

January 25th, 2018

4:59

IELTS Task 2: problems/solutions

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GT Writing 1: Formal Letter

January 24th, 2018

3:51

GT Writing ✍🏽 A formal letter

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General Training: using slang

January 23rd, 2018

4:59

General Training: using slang

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GT Task 1: An Informal Letter

January 22nd, 2018

3:50

GT Task 1: An Informal Letter 🏡🐈🐩🐕

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General Training: complaining

January 21st, 2018

4:57

General Training: complaining

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General Training: informal

January 19th, 2018

9:28

General Training: Informal Letters

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Multiple choice: Q11, 12, 13

January 18th, 2018

9:57

Multiple choice chronobiology Q 11, 12, 13

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Adding adverbs

January 16th, 2018

4:58

Adding adverbs to comparisons

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Writing a clear overview

January 15th, 2018

4:59

Writing a clear overview

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Describing a Process: Linking

January 14th, 2018

4:59

Describing a Process: Linking

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Describing a Process: P

January 13th, 2018

9:58

Describing a Process: Passives

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Describing a Process: Leather

January 12th, 2018

9:44

Describing a process: Leather

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Reading: gapped texts

January 3rd, 2018

8:01

Gapped Texts - Easter Island

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Task 2: prevention vs cure

December 30th, 2017

2:55

Task 2: prevention is better than cure

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Task 2: urban/rural economy

December 27th, 2017

2:38

Task 2: urban/rural economies

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Task 2: Fossil fuel⛽️ options

December 26th, 2017

3:01

Finding alternatives to fossil fuels

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Task 1: A seasonal process 🎄

December 23rd, 2017

1:55

Task 1: The Christmas Present Process 🎁

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Past Perfect

December 20th, 2017

12:08

Past Perfect for IELTS

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Online shopping

December 18th, 2017

3:56

How online shopping affects the environment and jobs

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Describing town plans

December 17th, 2017

3:56

Task 1:Describing Town Plans

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Task 1: Making predictions

December 13th, 2017

3:46

Task 1: Making predictions

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Task 1: Health club members

December 11th, 2017

2:09

Task 1: Health club members

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Task 1: Changes to a town

December 7th, 2017

1:29

Task 1: Changes to a town

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Neighbourhood ties

December 5th, 2017

2:17

Neighbourhood relationships

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Over-dependency on machines

December 4th, 2017

2:34

Over-dependency on machines

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Violent films and society

December 2nd, 2017

2:50

Do violent films cause social problems?

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A journey that went wrong

November 30th, 2017

1:59

A journey that didn’t go as planned

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Pronunciation: 5 Quick Fixes

November 29th, 2017

14:56

Based on a blog I wrote this week, here are some ways to ensure you get the highest possible score in the Speaking Test

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An instrument I’d like to play

November 26th, 2017

1:59

An instrument I’d like to play

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A party I went to

November 23rd, 2017

2:02

A party I went to 🎉🎊🎀

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A celebrity I’d like to meet

November 22nd, 2017

2:02

A celebrity I’d like to meet

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An area that is changing

November 20th, 2017

2:03

An area that is changing

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Mobile phones pros and cons

November 19th, 2017

2:38

Mobile phones pros and cons

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Electricity from waves

November 16th, 2017

1:41

Describing a process: electricity from waves

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A country I’d like to visit

November 16th, 2017

2:04

A country I’d like to visit

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A business I’d like to start

November 14th, 2017

2:03

A business I’d like to start

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A river I visited

November 10th, 2017

2:02

A river, lake or sea I know

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How energy is produced from coal

October 28th, 2017

1:55

Learn how to describe a process in IELTS Task 1

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Pie charts and change

October 20th, 2017

1:39

IELTS Task 1 pie charts

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Urban problems

October 5th, 2017

2:28

IELTS Writing Task 2 Causes and Solutions. Urban sprawl.

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What is the role of prisons?

September 30th, 2017

2:19

IELTS Task 2 topics and ideas.

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Should TV ads be controlled?

September 24th, 2017

2:26

Task 2 in 2 minutes! The effects of TV adverts on children.

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The economy

September 19th, 2017

2:32

Vocab and ideas for IELTS topics

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Obesity - causes and solutions

September 14th, 2017

2:32

Obesity - causes and solutions

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Space Exploration

September 3rd, 2017

1:30

IELTS topic - Space Exploration

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