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The A to Z of IELTS: B is for 'blue' and 'black' idioms

Brighten up your language by adding some colourful idioms to your vocabulary.

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Computer-delivered vs paper-based: which test is easier?

There is a lot of conjecture surrounding the subject: so let’s set the record straight.

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Vocabulary to help prepare for common IELTS topics

Increasing your everyday vocabulary on common IELTS topics will improve your overall performance in the IELTS test.

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The difference between metaphors and similes

Similes and metaphors are often confused with one another. In this article, we look at some examples to illustrate the differences.

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Rocco Nigro
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IELTS webinar series

Come along to our live webinar series and learn everything you need to know about IELTS. Hear tips from both IELTS Experts and test takers.

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Understanding the IELTS Speaking band descriptors

Prepare for your IELTS Speaking test efficiently by knowing what IELTS examiners are looking for while evaluating your speaking skills.

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Faster results and new support tools

Find out how our recent improvements can help you get your IELTS results faster and prepare better for the test.

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Prepare for IELTS with these 6 easy steps

Is this your first IELTS test? Read through these 6 easy steps to understand more about the IELTS test and how to prepare for it.

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IELTS Reading test: how to manage your time?

Manage your time more effectively in the IELTS Reading test by learning skills to help you process information faster and more accurately.

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Prepare for IELTS with IELTS Progress Check

Prepare for the IELTS test with Progress Check, the only official IELTS practice test, and receive indicative band scores.