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Cool and contemporary vocab - crime

Crime is often in the news nowadays.You might hear about someone being arrested for breaking the law or another person being fined or jailed for committing a more serious offence. The fact that there is such a wide range of crimes - including the rise of cyber crime in our digital age - and so many different reasons why people commit crimes makes it a very interesting topic and one that you may be asked to write about in your IELTS test.

man in jail

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Cool and contemporary vocab - healthcare

This blogpost looks at everyday English words and phrases related to healthcare. Health is a very common topic in IELTS because it covers so many aspects of our lives: hobbies, fitness, sports, jobs, diet to mention just a few.

healthcare stethoscope

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IELTS Speaking 7 Plus - AVAILABLE 1st MARCH!!

Our brand new video course for the IELTS Speaking test will be available to buy tomorrow!! Watch this video to see what it's all about!

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IELTS Speaking 7 Plus - conversation fillers

Here is the 3rd sample video from the new IELTS Speaking 7 Plus video course that we are excited to be launching next week! This video focuses on 'conversation fillers' - useful language you can use to avoid long pauses when you're not quite sure what to say or when you need a bit more time to respond.

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IELTS Speaking 7 Plus - the day of the test

Here's another sample video from our upcoming IELTS Speaking 7 Plus course, due to be released on 1st March. This video shows an interview with a former IELTS candidate who is explaining what you can expect on the day of the IELTS speaking test.

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IELTS Speaking 7 Plus - COMING SOON!!

We've teamed up with David Morris, an EFL professional in Thailand, to bring you a fantastic new video course - IELTS Speaking 7 Plus - which demonstrates how you can improve your interview techniques for the IELTS speaking test. This introduction video - 6 top tips - gives you an idea of how each video lesson will look.

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IELTS Speaking Test - Part 2

In Part 2, you might be asked to describe a well-known festival in your country. This short video shows you how you could structure your answer if you were to describe Valentine's Day which is celebrated in many countries on 14th February.

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IELTS Speaking Test Tips

Watch this short video for some great tips on how to answer a Part 2 question in

the IELTS speaking test.

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Kanchan - iPass student of the month

Kanchan from Nepal is our January student of the month! Read More →

Cool & contemporary vocab: reading

Smartphones, tablets and e-readers have completely changed how we read today. People only used to get written news and information from books and newspapers but now there is a much wider range of sources and people read many things including tweets and blogs. This blogpost helps you to use current language to talk about the things you like to read and how you like to read them.

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I would like to share my happiness with you!

Today I got my IELTS test results and I did not believe to my eyes!!!
My overall band score is 7.5!!!

Listening: 7.5
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0

Jenny, THANKS A MILLION for your help!!!
You are such a BRILLIANT teacher!! I wish I had more teachers like you in my life!!

- Elena, Russia

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