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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.

Jul 25, 2019

"What do I need to do to move from a band 7 to a band 8 in IELTS writing?"  This is a question that I have received frequently in the past few weeks and I wanted to give a full response to this.  The key is to first look at IELTS marking criteria for writing task 2, so this essay takes a deeper look into the...

Jul 18, 2019


A few weeks ago I ran a free IELTS Writing Masterclass.  I got several hundred attendees and they all had a ton of questions!  I decided to take some of the most pertinent questions and answer them in this podcast.  Here are some of the questions I answer:

  • How do I improve my vocabulary skills?
  • Should I know...

Jul 11, 2019

In this episode, I outline the top 3 biggest myths I see students having about the IELTS exam.  These three myths, or lies, really keep students from moving forward in their IELTS preparation.  I want to show you that you can move past these ideas and choose the path to success.

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Jul 3, 2019

In my recent IELTS Writing Masterclass, I kept hearing a lot of the same struggles from my students.  They were saying things like:

“I have issues with ideas, finishing on time, and my grammatical level,”

“I don’t know what to write and how to do it.’

“I don’t know what to write”

“It takes me a long...