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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Welcome to Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined.  This podcast is focused on helping get a 7+ band score on your IELTS writing and speaking skills so that you can get working on your real dreams.

Mar 2, 2021

One of the most important things to understand about the IELTS speaking (and writing ) test, is that you are essentially being asking to give your opinion...but in an academic way.  Does this mean you can lie on the IELTS exam when giving your opinion? Short answer >> yes.  But, I believe there is a better way.   Listen...


Feb 23, 2021

When it comes to getting a 7 band score in IELTS writing, most people think that just writing an essay is enough. But it’s much better if you develop it further by adding depth to your ideas. Showing relationships between ideas. Connecting ideas. One way you can do this is with cause and effect connectors.

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Feb 16, 2021

I feel that every stage in life has a word that you can attach to it. So today, since I’m your host, I’m going to tell you one of my most important words and why it has been so important to me in my life.    I thought I’d share something about my life, so you know more about me.  And this week, there will...


Feb 9, 2021

What would you say is your biggest issue when it comes to writing your IELTS essay?  You might say it’s something like not having the right ideas, running out of time, or you just plain don’t know.  But I would argue it’s something else, and you may be surprised by what that is.

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Feb 2, 2021

In English, we have a limited range of structures that we use in reference to sentence structure - not grammar.  These sentence structures are basically the only way you should be writing sentences in English and especially for the IELTS essay. In this week’s podcast episode, we are going to dive into one...