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Monday, March 19, 2012


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Thank you Simon,
Personally, I found that every advice made by you concerning about Ielts test are definitely useful with all Ielts candidates. Thanks for all...

I think it is also quite important to use one or more English-English dictionaries to check the new vocabulary.
When it comes to choosing a "good" dictionary, I always recommend the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, which can be accessed for FREE at http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

hi simon,,
i received my result last week nd i got writing 7 by learning your informative advices,but unfortunately in speaking got only 6.5,so have to reappeared it.m much more confidence this time to get all 7 band nd the only reason for my confidence s your guidance ,, thank you very much

Hi Simon,

I'm studying English with an examiner in British Council, but he said that the conclusion in Task 2 was not necessary, just did perfectly Intro and Body. Is it true???

Hi ANh,

The conclusion contains of 3 three sentences and it is connected to all the previous paragraphs. Specialy the first two sentence.
1• Summary
2• Restatement of thesis
3• Prediction or recommendation
So it is necessary to write the conclusion.
Sentence 1 (our summary sentence) links back both supporting paragraphs and the outline sentence in the introduction.
Sentence 2 brings the essay to a close by reinforcing the argument made in the thesis at the beginning of the essay.

Simon Sir,

I practiced Cambridge model IELTS 1,2

I feel they are not so difficult, let me know whether the remaining series like 3-8 level is difficult or same level as 1 & 2 series.

want to compare the level of difficulty of actual IELTS exam reading section with Cambridge practice papers.


Forget about Past Papers from Cambridge 1 and 2. They are too out-of date. Since then, there have been some amendments done, which influenced the level and organisation of exam materials. I would advise AT LEAST 7 and 8. There's a new book, IELTS Trainer, published last year - definitely a must.


Thanks for information,

can u suggest me where i can find IELTS trainer book?

check this http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ielts+trainer

Hi Adel Ansari,

thanks ur useful advice.

Your daily lessons encourage me to update the skill and passion towards English language.

hello.i want to know about key words?now a days i m prepareing ielts for test.my required band is 5.5 my english is very week plz tell me what can i do i have to take test in feb

i m preparing for ielts test from my nearest institute of ielts i have spent 3 months but i m not getting any thing

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