Before we were known as This is English we were called Aspinall ELT and back then, we produced the world's very first audiobooks for the IELTS test. These guides provide step-by-step instructions, giving you the skills you need to get your required band score.
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In this guide we will be analysing an IELTS student's task 1 and task 2 answers. We will show you how to improve your own writing by explaining what the examiners are looking for, encouraging you to develop your own style, and using real examples to demonstrate how to avoid frequent mistakes.
In this guide we will be looking at writing task 2: how to make notes, how to introduce the task by using paraphrasing and formulating opinions, how to structure the essay, and the key differences in style between task 1 and task 2. You will hear the teacher and IELTS students discussing the students' writing and learn useful tips about what to include and what common mistakes to avoid.
In this guide, we will be describing writing task 1: how to introduce the task by using paraphrasing, how to avoid repetition, and even how to improve your speed and quality through practice. You can listen to an IELTS student ask common questions about the test, and hear the teacher's feedback and guidance.
Welcome to the Vocabulary Guide. In this guide, we will help you to improve your vocabulary for the IELTS test, as well as increasing your vocabulary for general situations. We will compare the different types of vocabulary you need for each part of the test and discuss formal verses informal language. You can listen to an IELTS student try different techniques for learning new vocabulary and hear the teacher's advice and guidance. This guide is useful for anyone who wants to develop their English vocabulary.
Welcome to the Reading and Listening Guide. In this guide, we will be looking at both the reading and listening tests. We will introduce the different types of texts you will read and give advice on what to do with unfamiliar vocabulary. We will give you tips on how to deal with difficult questions and ways to improve your reading speed and accuracy. In the listening part, we will show you the techniques you need to help you get the highest score possible.
Welcome to the Speaking Guide. In this book we will be explaining the three parts of the speaking test; the difference between formal and informal language; how to take notes during part 2; and how to avoid pauses during the test. You can listen to an IELTS student taking the speaking test, and hear the teacher's comments and advice. There is also a useful question-and-answer section, in which students' queries and worries about the IELTS Speaking test are discussed.