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Dinesh - iPass student of the month

Dinesh, from India, is our student of the month for August! Read More →

IELTS strategies: avoiding repetition

In both the IELTS speaking and writing test, you need to demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary to show that you can discuss topics at length (band 6 - speaking) and convey precise meanings (band 7 - writing).

This means that to get a good score in the IELTS test, you need to use a variety of words of phrases and avoid repeating the same ones.

This short video gives you a useful technique for avoiding repetition. Try it out and see how your vocabulary expands day by day!

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Peggy - iPass student of the month


Peggy, from Hong Kong, is our student of the month for July!

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Idiom workout: animal idioms

Students are often asking me how to push up their vocabulary score to Band 8 in the IELTS speaking test and one way is to demonstrate that you can skilfully use less common and idiomatic expressions.

This short video gives you a couple of example expressions using animal-related idioms that are commonly used in conversation.

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Arvind - student of the month!!

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Arvind from India is our student of the month for June! Read More →

Idiom workout: weather idioms

Yes it's true - British people love to talk about the weather! So it's no surprise that the English language contains a lot of idiomatic expressions related to the weather.

This short video introduces you to just a few of them. Think about how you could use them in conversation because even if you manage to use just one of them correctly in your IELTS speaking test, you're sure to impress the examiner!

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Idiom workout: describing people

Using idiomatic language in its natural context is a great way to boost your lexical score in the IELTS speaking test.

This short video looks at some common idioms you can use to describe people - a common topic in Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test.

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Idiom workout: colour idioms

A good way to learn idioms is by grouping them together by a common theme, such as colours. There are lots of idioms in English that use colours. For example, did you know that someone who likes gardening is often described as 'green-fingered'? Or that 'once in a blue moon' is used to describe something that happens very rarely?

This short video looks at some other colour idioms which are useful to learn to show you have a deeper understanding of the English language.

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Lynda May - student of the month!

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Lynda May from The Philippines is our student of the month for May! Read More →

IELTS Speaking test - using idioms

Using idiomatic language in the IELTS speaking test can really help to boost your vocabulary score because it demonstrates that you have a deeper understanding of the language. This video shows you how you can use some common idioms related to feelings.

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