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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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Hi, I’m Tim, the founder of Practical IELTS. I’m a teacher and coursebook writer with over ten years of experience and an Oxford education in language teaching. I’ve worked with students at top universities like Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and University College Dublin’s Beijing campus to achieve their goals. Find out more about me and Practical IELTS.

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  • IELTS favourite movie cue card

    IELTS favourite movie cue card

    Everyone thinks they know how to describe a movie, but could you do it while showing off your English vocabulary? If you’re preparing for the IELTS exam, you might have to. That’s why I put together this IELTS cue card where I describe my favourite movie. Keep scrolling for a list of all the interesting vocabulary in the answer.

  • IELTS Crowded place cue card

    IELTS Crowded place cue card

    If you are worried about the IELTS speaking exam, cue cards can be a great help. Of course, you can’t take a cue card into the exam with you, but you can use them to get an idea of what topics might come up, to find out about new vocabulary and to practice speaking by reading them out loud. This cue card looks at describing a crowded place. Keep scrolling for some follow up part three questions and some useful vocabulary.

  • Global warming: Band nine problem and solution essay

    Global warming: Band nine problem and solution essay

    IELTS examiners love to ask questions about global warming and environmental change. That means that you should do what you can to prepare yourself by practicing writing on this topic. You should also check out this band nine model answer and our guide, including vocabulary, to why it is a band nine.

  • Connectors for IELTS Writing Task One

    Connectors for IELTS Writing Task One

    When you are preparing for the IELTS exam, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by connecting words, also known as cohesive devices. We know they are part of your coherence and cohesion score when you are graded. However, there are so many connectors and it is not always clear which type you should use. In this guide, I’ll clear up this confusion and give you a list of the most important connectors for your IELTS task one.

  • How to get IELTS band seven: Explanation with tips and tricks

    How to get IELTS band seven: Explanation with tips and tricks

    For a lot of people, the IELTS test is a big deal. Passing the test can be a step on path to the visa, job or university course of your dreams. The most common goal for the IELTS test is a band seven, but how do you get one? In this guide, I’ll explain what it takes to get a band seven, give some useful tips and tricks and then answer some common questions.

  • IELTS laundry step-by-step process diagram

    IELTS laundry step-by-step process diagram

    I came across this IELTS task one process diagram question recently on Facebook and thought that it looked really hard! It can be easy as an IELTS tutor to just pick interesting questions where it is easy to show off some good techniques, so I thought it would be a good idea to do the best possible job with a less than ideal question. After all, IELTS students don’t get to cherry pick questions; why should teachers?