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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Welcome to Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined.  This podcast is focused on helping you prepare for the IELTS exam without a teacher!  I give tips on different parts of the exam, developing your English level, and doing it all without a teacher.  Incredible right?  I believe you can do it!  Let's get started!

Sep 10, 2019

Authentic texts are an essential part of your IELTS preparation.  What are authentic texts? These are real-life examples of English in use, things like newspapers, videos, podcasts, and music.  I want you to use authentic texts for a variety of reasons which I go over in detail in this episode. I also talk about some of...


Sep 3, 2019

In this episode, I go over 10 of the top commonly misused words in English.  These are words that I see both native speakers and non-native speakers struggling with.  I wanted to create a quick and easy guide to help you out. 

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Aug 27, 2019

In this episode, I highlight three areas of difficulty that students have with fluency in speaking. These areas are using pauses, hesitations, and fillers in their speech. I discuss what the issues are, why people have them and how they can improve them.

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Aug 20, 2019

One of the major issues that students often have when it comes to IELTS speaking is reducing their nervousness enough to give a confident response with effective delivery.  In this episode, I give some quick tips for reducing your nervousness for exam preparation.

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Aug 13, 2019

In this episode, I take time to interview one of my students, Indranil Saha.  Indranil took my IELTS writing and speaking video course and was able to improve his writing from a 5 band score to a 6 band score in just a few weeks.  In the episode, we discuss exactly how he did that and what his tips are for students.

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