In this episode Andrea answers questions from 4 listeners of the IELTS Test Prepcast; Mohammed and Rajiv from India and Lucky and Fatimah from the Philippines. Please leave your question at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't promise to answer all of them but will answer common questions and interesting questions in future Q&A episodes. If you would like access to our free downloadable IELTS Library and to be notified when more prepcasts or other information from … [Read more...]
IELTS Test Prepcast
The IELTS Test Prepcast is an IELTS podcast giving free lessons to IELTS Test candidates aiming for IELTS band scores 6, 7 or 8.
High IELTS Test band scores are difficult to earn – even by native speakers of English.
These Prepcasts help IELTS candidates improve their scores by teaching techniques for IELTS Reading, IELTS Writing, IELTS Listening and IELTS Speaking.
Andrea uses a student's early Task 2 writing and highlights the "typical mistakes" made by the student. Working with the student on the mistakes allowed her to ultimately gain the band score she needed. You'll see how she improves in later IELTS Test Prepcasts. Pretty: Example One. Pretty has allowed us to use some of her task one and two writings to show how she has improved her basic grammatical accuracy in a few weeks, by using the list of typical student errors (See … [Read more...]
In this episode Andrea describes some common Task 2 topics and suggests ways in which students could prepare themselves for the IELTS Test. The key point is to take action as part of your preparation and to actively seek out the common topics in the news and in general. Some topics recur in the IELTS Test time and again and no one can accurately guess when they will reappear. So effort spent thinking about the "large" topics, e.g. health, space, education etc. will be wasted. Some of … [Read more...]
In this episode Andrea identifies 11 typical mistakes the candidates make when taking the IELTS Test. Improve your band scores by checking your writing and speaking against the errors listed during your preparation. Concentrate on avoiding these errors and your IELTS Test band score will improve. Below is the list of Typical IELTS Test mistakes made by candidates that we speak about in the IELTS Test Prepcast: Click here to be taken to iTunes … [Read more...]
In this episode, Andrea asks Steve to answer a previously unseen Part 2 and 3 IELTS Speaking Test – they discuss Steve’s performance and then analyse how Steve felt about doing it and which parts he found most difficult. If you would like to take a mock IELTS Speaking test with us then click here. A longer lesson that normal for an IELTS Test Prepcast but hopefully students will appreciate the good information and advice provided. The image below shows the Part 2 question that was given … [Read more...]