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Advice for IELTS General Training Task 1 Letters

If you are preparing for the IELTS General Training test, you will be asked to write a letter to a fictional person or organization. The reason for writing the letter and the details you need to include will be given to you. 

That may sound easy to some of you but before you write the test, I think you need to sit down and ask yourself, “Do I actually know how to ORGANIZE a letter in English? If you are unsure, keep reading because this advice about proper letter structure could make a big difference to your performance. […]

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How to Prepare for IELTS Exam | Tips to Crack IELTS in First Attempt

If your next step is to study abroad, then you have to pass the International English Language Testing System [IELTS] first. How to Prepare for IELTS Exam is the major problem for the contenders who plan to study or immigrate to the other countries. So to help you with your preparation, we are providing the Tips to Crack IELTS in First Attempt. To give yourself the best opportunity to achieve this goal, you need to be painstaking in your preparation and capable of providing critical literary analysis in both written and oral formats. […]

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Reading task type one: summary completion

The input for this type of question will be a summary of all or part of the reading text. The summary will contain a number of gaps. All of the information in the summary will be contained in the reading text, although the words used will be different. You will also be provided with a list of words to use to fill the gaps. There will be more words than gaps. These words have been chosen so that only one word will be suitable for each gap (the answer) but other words may appear suitable (distracters). […]

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Tips for Managing Your Time in IELTS

There are two training formats of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You can choose either the General Training or Academic version. The IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one and by taking this test you can open the doors to education and career opportunities across the world. […]

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IELTS Speaking Test #1

Listen carefully to the introduction to each section. This will give you useful information about the situation and the speakers.
Use the time at the beginning of each section (and in the middle of Sections 1–3) to look through the questions and think about the topic.
Read the instructions for each task carefully. Remember to check the maximum number of words allowed. […]

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The interview: section three – IELTS

Section three is like a role play. The examiner will explain a situation to you and then instruct you to ask questions to find out more information. The examiner will give you a card with around six question prompts to help you make the questions. You should use the question prompts to ask all the questions on the card. Be ready to ask additional questions if the examiner invites you to, or if the examiner looks expectantly at you after you have asked all the prompted ones.

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The interview: section two – IELTS

Task description
In this section the interviewer will move onto one or more topics of general interest. You may need to speak longer (take longer turns) than in the first section and you may need to describe or explain.

Sample questions
It is not possible to predict what topics may be discussed at this point in the interview; however, some standard topics are: […]