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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.

Feb 26, 2019

In this episode I breakdown the grammatical range and accuracy area of the marking criteria for both writing and speaking tasks, then I show you how you can apply grammar to speaking task 2 so that you are able to get a good score in this area of the IELTS exam.

Writing Task 2 Prompt in the Episode:


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Feb 19, 2019

I get a lot of students asking me for advice for exam day, I also get a lot of students telling me about their experiences with exam day and things that went wrong and things that went well.  I decided to share some advice and tips in this episode to help everyone calm their fears and get a little more prepared for the...

Feb 12, 2019

In this episode I focus on helping you work on a common pronunciation mistake the many students make.  Pronunciation is an important part of doing well on the speaking part of the IELTS exam so you need to make sure you are working on any areas that you are struggling with.  For this episode I focus on the -ed ending...

Feb 5, 2019

In this episode I continue my interview discussion with my student Yerke about his experiences studying English, preparing for the IELTS exam and the recommendations that he gives for other students preparing for the exam.  We discuss organizing our writing, marking criteria, writing correction, vocabulary tips