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It’s time to get practical about beating the IELTS exam.

Practical IELTS is a website for learners who are want to want to pass the IELTS exam quickly and without confusion. We offer tutoring and IELTS writing correction services, or you can scroll down to find more of our free resources.

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If you’re new to the IELTS exam, you might not know where to get started. We put together our Ultimate Guide to IELTS Writing to tell you everything you need to know. We have a similar speaking guide.

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  • IELTS Writing Task One: The Practical Guide

    IELTS Writing Task One: The Practical Guide

    IELTS task one is the first part of your writing exam. In this section, you will have to describe a diagram. This might sound easy, but it’s easy to make a mistake if you’re not sure what you’re doing. That’s why I made this guide to help you get this tricky section right the first time. This guide is for the academic version of the test. Check back soon for our guide to the general version of task one.

  • Appositives to boost your IELTS grammar score

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    An appositive is a really useful bit of grammar for improving your IELTS score because appositives are so flexible. Once you know how to use them, you’ll be finding opportunities to use them in almost any sentence in the IELTS exam.

  • IELTS Line Graph (Writing Task One Academic)

    IELTS Line Graph (Writing Task One Academic)

    Line graphs are the most common IELTS academic task one question type. They can also be one of the hardest types to answer. On this page, you can check out my sample answer for an especially tricky line graph question and find out why it is worth a band nine.

  • IELTS Task One Process Diagram

    IELTS Task One Process Diagram

    If you’re looking to improve your IELTS task one writing, you’ve come to the right place. On this page you can find a band nine model answer for an IELTS task one process diagram question. You’ll also find useful structure and vocabulary to answer this question type.

  • IELTS Task One Map model answer

    IELTS Task One Map model answer

    Have you ever wondered how to describe a map in IELTS task one? You’re in the right place. On this page you can find an example of an IELTS academic task one model answer, a breakdown of how to answer maps questions and useful vocabulary for describing a map.