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

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

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?

IELTS anxiety: Nine ways to avoid exam nerves

Feeling nervous is a natural response to an important situation. When you are preparing for the IELTS exam, you might feel nervous because there is a lot on the line. This is especially true when it comes to the IELTS speaking exam where you are face to face with an examiner. In this article, I’m going to share nine ways to take control of your nervousness and feel confident in the IELTS exam.

Complex IELTS grammar with because

If you’re studying for the IELTS exam, you probably already know that you need to use a range of different types of grammar. However, you might not know that some types of grammar are better than others when it comes to scoring a band seven, band eight or even a band nine in the IELTS test. On this page, I’m going to share one way you can improve your grammar: using because to start a sentence.

Although and Even Though: How to boost your IELTS grammar score

‘Although’ and ‘even though’ are two easy ways to inject some more complex grammar in the IELTS exam. In this blog post, we will provide a detailed guide on how to use these words in the IELTS exam. We will also provide example sentences to help you understand their usage.