IELTS Test Preparation – 2 weeks to go…

IELTS Test Preparation – 2 weeks to go

The following article was produced for Pass IELTS Higher by Alexandra Taylor, via Copify, writing to a brief from me. I thought it would be helpful to get advice from others with experience too. I've linked to our articles and lessons which emphasise her points, where applicable. With just two weeks to go before you sit the IELTS Test, it’s unlikely that you can significantly improve your level of English. However, with focussed IELTS Test preparation you can improve your performance in … [Read more...]

Free IELTS Test preparation lessons for all

IELTS Test Prepcast

IELTS Test preparation lessons for all have arrived! Here at Pass IELTS Higher we continually strive to explore new ways of delivering high quality IELTS learning material to our members. We are proud to announce that we have developed a comprehensive course of free IELTS Test preparation lessons for IELTS Candidates aiming to achieve bandscores 7, 8 or 9 - and will continue to add to the lesson content Click here to go to the free lessons. Long term members of our community will know that … [Read more...]

Knowledge of Prepositions Impresses IELTS Examiners

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Most teachers of English as a second or a foreign language consider prepositions as the most difficult to master. It is no wonder why only few books comprehensively discuss them. In this post, I will introduce you to a table of prepositions made by two experts of the field (Murcia and Freeman, 2010). This table will allow learners to familiarize these short yet controversial words in the English lexicon. It is impossible to memorize all their functions, so it is advisable that students get the … [Read more...]

How many English words do you need for the IELTS Test?


Your performance in all aspects of the IELTS Test improves more with a broader vocabulary. You understand more and can express yourself better. Key attributes are required if you are to do well in the IELTS Test! It’s obvious really. Isn’t it? Here are some interesting statistical facts, which may surprise you: Just 10 words make up almost a quarter (23.7%) of the ink on any page. These are the repeated words like; a, the and of. 86,741 word families make up 100% of the ink on a page. I … [Read more...]

IELTS Vocabulary Expansion – Adjectives and Synonyms

IELTS Grammar - Vocabulary Expansion

Band scores in all aspects of the IELTS Test can be increased by demonstrating accurate usage of a broader vocabulary. I’ve mentioned before that one way to extend your vocabulary is to note and learn unfamiliar words together with synonyms and antonyms. You’ll recall that synonyms are words which are similar or have a related meaning to another word. Their use makes your speaking and writing much more interesting (especially to an IELTS examiner!) as they help you to avoid repeating the … [Read more...]