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IELTS Writing Task 2: tips for structuring a discussion essay effectively

Master the IELTS Writing Task 2 with our guide on structuring arguments effectively. Elevate your discussion essay writing skills for higher scores.

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Minimum IELTS score to study in a USA university in 2024

Find out the minimum IELTS band scores to enter the top universities in the USA and how you can take a step towards passing your IELTS test with IDP.

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IELTS preparation: step-by-step guide to improving English language skills

Unlock IELTS success with our step-by-step preparation guide. Start improving your English vocabulary and confidently ace the test. Read more.

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Minimum IELTS score to work in the USA and get PR in 2023

Here’s what you must score in your IELTS test to be eligible for PR and to work in the United States.

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Podcasts and audiobooks: the modern way to master English

How to improve your English through podcasts and audiobooks

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IELTS General Training Writing free practice questions

Use our free sample questions for General Training to assess your English-language skills and learn where you need to improve.

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When to opt for IELTS over other English tests

IELTS Listening: active learning vs passive learning

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IELTS Listening: active vs passive learning

IELTS Listening: active learning vs passive learning

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Question types in the Academic Reading test

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the questions you might get in IELTS Academic before sitting your test.

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Comprehensive IELTS preparation: Free Academic and General Training practice tests

Prepare for IELTS with these free practice tests and answers for Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading.

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