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IELTS One Skill Retake available in Australia

IELTS One Skill Retake helps you show your full potential. It provides test takers with a second opportunity to achieve their study, migration or work goals.

10 February 2023
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Three test takers in casual attire talking about IELTS testVocabulary

Commonly used hyperboles to enhance your IELTS Speaking score

Hyperboles are often used by native speakers and you may want to consider using them in your IELTS Speaking test as a way of enhancing your band score.

08 March 2023
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Four  IELTS test takers sitting together outside the campusPunctuation

How important are grammatical range and accuracy in the IELTS Writing and Speaking tests?

Grammatical range and accuracy is one of the key assessment criteria in the IELTS test. In this article we take a closer look at what exactly it constitutes.

08 March 2023
Two students having a conversation Pronunciation

How important is 'Intonation' in IELTS Listening and Speaking tests?

Intonation is an important part of your speaking as it can help indicate meaning. Focus on this area in your IELTS test preparation to improve your band score.

08 March 2023
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Free preparation material to achieve your desired band score in your IELTS test

At IDP, we offer a wide variety of free preparation materials and information to help test takers improve their chances in their upcoming test.

08 March 2023
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Female IELTS test taker wearing a grey t-shirt reading a book in a library prepares for the IELTS Reading testPreparation

Examples of how to use 'not given' in the IELTS Reading test

Do you find the ‘Not Given’ option tricky? Let’s look at some handy tips to help make the choice easier for you.

07 March 2023
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The A to Z of IELTS: L is for Lexical ResourcePreparation

How important is it to understand 'lexical resource' in IELTS Writing and Speaking tests?

Lexical resource is all about how flexibly and fluently you can find the right words and phrases to convey precise meanings.

07 March 2023
A female IELTS test taker writing an essay

Types of essays to expect in your IELTS Writing Task 2

Preparing for IELTS Writing? Read this article on the different types of essays you are likely to encounter in the test.

07 March 2023
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IELTS Progress Check: The official practice test to do your best on test day

Test yourself with IELTS Progress Check, the official IELTS mock test assessed by IELTS examiners and get a feedback report with an indicative band score.

07 March 2023
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Train Your Brain for IELTS: 7 Games to Boost Your English

Fun IELTS prep: Boost skills with language games. Enjoy learning reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For solo or with friends!

16 February 2023

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