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The A to Z of IELTS: K is for Keywords (part 2)

In part 2 of this series, we look at scanning and identifying questions for keywords in the IELTS Reading test.

The A to Z of IELTS: K is for Keywords (part 1)

Looking out for keywords is a great way to identify and understand what the topic is about. It's also a useful tool in helping you build ideas.

IELTS Speaking: Top frequently asked questions

Are you preparing for your IELTS Speaking test? We have gathered the most frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers from our IELTS Experts.

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The A to Z of IELTS: J is for Justification

In the IELTS Speaking and Writing tests, you will be required to justify your opinion and ideas. Let’s look at some ways to do this along with some examples.

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The A to Z of IELTS: I is for Intonation

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.

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Make the most of your free access to this IELTS online preparation course

Booked your IELTS test with IDP? Get free access* to an online preparation course developed by Macquarie University. Make the most of this amazing offer!

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How to get a good IELTS band score during this pandemic (5 things to do)

Preparing for your IELTS test isn’t easy amid social restrictions. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay focused.

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8 ways to make the most of the free IELTS webinars

Looking to maximise your learning from IELTS webinars? Here are some tips to help you make the most out of the sessions.

Common idioms and collocations to practice in IELTS Speaking

Expand your IELTS vocabulary and learn some of the most useful idioms and collocations!

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The A to Z of IELTS: H is for Hyperboles

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.