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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 →

Idioms 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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Part 1 speaking test questions

Here are some more Part 1 speaking test questions that were sent in by one of our students who recently took her IELTS test.

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Sadia - iPass student of the month!

Sadia from Bangladesh is our student of the month for April!
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New video from IELTS Speaking 7 Plus!!

This video demonstrates some excellent techniques for enhancing your IELTS speaking skills on the topic of pets and animals. It doesn't just focus on the language that you use but also how you can use questions, humour and better pronunciation to impress the examiner.

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Part 1 Speaking test questions: holidays

Watch this video to find out how you can impress the IELTS speaking examiner with some great colloquial language using idioms and phrasal verbs to answer this part 1 question about holidays.

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