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Friday, January 07, 2011


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Hi Simon
I passed my ielts exam with the help of your site.As i am a nurse i needed 7 in speaking but I got 7.5.I can not get more than 6 in writing.I donot now why and how i can improve my writing .Again,thank you for all you have done in your site for us.

Hi Soodabeh,

Well done for getting such a great score in speaking. Maybe you need some lessons with a teacher who can help you with your weaknesses in writing.

Keep working and you'll get there!

thank you

No problem.

Hi Simon,
Can I use Lunar New Year in my country as the answer for this question

Hi Moon,

Yes, that would be fine.

I am sorry, can you show me the meaning of" feeling full"? thank you very much.

Hi Chi,

It means that your stomach is full, and you can't eat any more food.

Hi Simon
what is the meaning of this sentence
it was a good opportunity to catch up with what my friends had been up to

Hi Mh,

It means: get 'up to date' with what my friends have been doing.

How can I improve my reading level.in addition how to get a good score in writing for task2

Hi Inad,

You just need to keep practising and working hard. Try to follow the daily lessons on this site, use the Cambridge IELTS books for test practice, and try to find a teacher or native speaker who can check your work, correct your mistakes, and help you to improve.

Hi Simon,
This is first time i see your web side. I am week in Writing too much, Also in reading please advice me how way i upgrade my self? Previous time i attended IELTS Exam but score was 4.5.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Shahriar,

I'm glad you found the site.

Have a look through the reading and writing lessons - I'm sure you'll find the advice and practice materials you need.

Good luck!

Hi Simon,
I got 6.5 in my listening and reading modules and 7 in speaking but 5.5 in writing . I dont know whats the problem in my writing. It happened two times.
can you please suggest what should i do to improve my writing.


Hi Xing,

It's difficult for me to help you because I don't know what your individual problems are. It would be a good idea to take a few lessons with a private teacher who can analyse what you are doing wrong.

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your reply. I will try to do what you have suggested.
Is there any possibility to send you a piece of my writing to get your response on that?


Hi Xing,

I'm afraid I can't check your writing because it wouldn't be fair if I helped one person and not everyone else.

If you would like essay correction, read this:


Hi Simon, I am glad to you that you have provided free online course for IELTS. I am learning your skills and it was quite amazing to me I have been practice for many books and private teacher but it was not found where I am struggling to find correct answers in time. The tactics you provided are helping to much for me I am following all your site everyday. Simon, I am very sorry to say that I scored only band 6 but not less than 5.5 in every band. I need 7.5 for my study purpose. How can I improve to get such score? Can you suggest me?

Hi Lok,

You just need to keep practising and working hard. Try to follow the daily lessons on this site, use the Cambridge IELTS books for test practice, and try to find a teacher or native speaker who can check your work, correct your mistakes, and help you to improve.

hi sir, I have problem with my reading skill. I have found it's really hard for me to solve true, false and not given exercise. I need your advice.

Hi Thao,

Those questions are difficult for everyone. Just keep practising. Have a look through my reading lessons to find lots of advice and exercises.

thanks for your useful lessons

heloO sir
i have a problem in reading module its very diffcult 4 me soO wht should i do

hi simon..

while browsing the net i found your website. As i am preparing myself for my ielts exam this coming June. I needed help on my writting.. Would it be possible for you to check my essays? In that way i will be able to know the things that i have to improve and someone like you will guide me.. hope you will respond..

thank you..

hi simon i got 4.5 band in how i improve speaking and other task can u suggest me

Hi Khalique,

You need to keep working hard and practising. It might help to take a course or some lessons with a private teacher.

It is very important and helpful website for us who are going to prepare for IELTS band mark required.

i am Lovelu from Bangladesh.I am sitting for IELTS on 2nd February,2013.I have faced problems in writing task 2 and yes.no and not given parts of reading secton.....please suggest me what can i do regarding with these

Hi Simon,
Your site is very helpful for me. I have a problem of creating my ideas to speak such as the topic above. So is it ok if I make up a story or I should say what has happened in my life ?

Hi simon,
For speaking test, if we find the topic out of our mind i mean if we do not know about the cue card to describe.. Can we ask the examiner to change the topic i mean change next the cue card.. Reply

No, you definitely can't do that Babu.

Hi Simon I got my result on 27 July i m so sad because I have 4.5 in reading I don't know why my reading is so terrible plz give me reading tips how I can improve my score while I got 6 in listening,writing and speaking

Hi simon,

It is the first time I have seen your website, it looks very interesting to me.

I Want to discuss my reading problem. Actually I need 7 band each. I always lack with reading some times 6, 6.5 or 5.5. I dont think my vocab is very low but I feel the paragraphs very lengthy as compare to practice books.
especially I get stucked with the third passage. I feel problem in multiple choice, paragraph matching and filling the blanks.

It just depend upon the topic sometimes I do score very well. please help me how I can improve it. I have booked my exam on 7th of September.
Also suggest me at least how much time I should devote for the preparation.

hi Simon,
after "such as" Whether I can use some clauses ỏn sentences as examples.

hi sir

i have a problem in speking q cards because i have a problem in starting can you plz suggest me

hi sir
i have already told my problems please help me

Hi Simon,
I am 13 and I am studying for IELTS exam.
Can you tell me how can I improve my vocabulary?

HI simon ,
now a days i am reading ielts but i could not speaking fluently how can i improve my speaking and can you send ielts course in my id .
waiting for your best suggesiton

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