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Get a 7+ Band Score: 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.

Oct 30, 2018

In this episode I continue my conversation with Karolina who gives tips to learners who want to improve their writing skills even if they are writing at a very basic level.  The focus of this episode is building general writing skills.

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Oct 23, 2018

In this episode I interview an expert in the area of Cambridge exam instruction as well as learning languages.  I pick her brain a bit on good language learning activities for students who want to boost their general language skills in English and we discuss how determination fuels a passion for learning. 


Oct 16, 2018

In this episode, we examine a simple mistake that you can make in your writing which will bring your score down and keep you from getting a 7+ Band Score in IELTS writing.

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Oct 9, 2018

In this episode we talk about General Training Writing Task 1.  When thinking about any task for the writing exam you need to think about the rubric and how to get a good score for every criteria.  We will talk about how to get your goal band score for task achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and...

Oct 2, 2018

This week I answer a listener question about IELTS Speaking Task 2.  Speaking and writing are really difficult skills for students to improve and so I give some quick tips on preparing your response for IELTS Speaking Task 2.

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