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C1 Antonyms for IELTS

C1 Antonyms for IELTS

C1 Antonyms Match a word (1-10) with its antonym (opposite meaning) (a-j). 1. Abnormal (adj) 2. Expedite (v) 3. Acknowledge (v) 4. Assistance (n) 5. Alarmed (adj) 6. Disturbing (adj) 7. Foresee (v) 8. Select (v) 9. Authentic (adj) 10. Authorise (v) a. Fake b....

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C1 Synonyms for IELTS

C1 Synonyms for IELTS

C1 Synonyms (a) Look at the words below (1-10) and match them to a synonym (a-j). 1. Abnormal (adj) – not normal 2. Accelerate (verb) – speed up 3. Acknowledge (verb) - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of 4. Aid (noun) – a kind of help provided to...

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C1 Synonyms

C1 Synonyms

C1 Synonyms (a) Look at the words below and match them to a synonym from the choices that follow. Abnormal (adj) – not normal Accelerate (verb) – speed up Acknowledge (verb) - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of Aid (noun) – a kind of help provided...

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Academic Task 1 Band 5.0

Academic Task 1 Band 5.0

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2 Band score: approximately 5.0 The answer below would be worth a Band score of 5.0 (based on over 15 years as IELTS examiner). Click the word or words in red to see the correction, and scroll to the bottom of the...

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So and Such – grammar for IELTS

So and Such – grammar for IELTS

‘So’ and ‘such’ are often used incorrectly in English. Both so and such are used to ‘give emphasis’ – this means to show that something is ‘extreme’ or ‘more than’. For example – The concert was so good! It was such a good concert! In both cases, it wasn’t simply a...

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Ending a Task 1 Academic report

Ending a Task 1 Academic report

There are lots of different advice about how to end a Task 1 report, so on this page we have presented some good and bad ideas for the last lines of your Task 1. Keep these facts in mind when considering your report: Somewhere in the report you need to include an...

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Grammar for IELTS adjective order

Grammar for IELTS adjective order

Adjective order is important if you are using more than one adjective before a noun. There is often a specific order in which they must be placed. For example: A black leather jacketA leather black jacket  Here is a short acronym to help you remember: OSASCOMP opinion...

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13 rules for using articles in IELTS

13 rules for using articles in IELTS

Articles (a, an, the and Ø) Using articles correctly in English can be very difficult as there are a lot of rules to remember. There are three articles in English ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’ and sometimes no article Ø is needed. The indefinite article – A or AN Examples of use...

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IELTS grammar – parts of speech

IELTS grammar – parts of speech

In order to improve your result in the IELTS test, both for speaking and writing, it is important to be aware of the ‘parts’ of speech that create sentences in English. It is commonly accepted that there are only 9* different parts of speech from which all sentences,...

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7 tips to improve IELTS listening

7 tips to improve IELTS listening

7 tips to improve IELTS listening So you’ve practiced, you’ve listened to the radio, taken practice tests, you’ve even taken the IELTS test – often a number of times – and you’re still not getting the result you’re looking for in the IELTS listening test. What’s going...

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C2 words for IELTS Group 2

C2 words for IELTS Group 2

Conundrum - a confusing and difficult problem or questionExamples: Solving this math problem was a conundrum that took me hours to figure out. The mystery of the missing keys was a conundrum that baffled the detectives. The ethical conundrum of cloning is still being...

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