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Complete tutorials for IELTS to help you improve faster and pass the exam.

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IELTS Podcast Ben Worthington

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Complete tutorials for IELTS to help you improve faster and pass the exam.

Visit the site for a complete range of online courses and a new improved essay correction service.

    Friends and Family Vocabulary for IELTS speaking

    Friends and Family Vocabulary for IELTS speaking

    This week, we discuss the relationships that we have with friends and family.

    In this tutorial we will:



    * Learn new vocabulary to describe friends and family

    * Look at some part 2 and part 3 speaking questions related to this topic

    * Learn some advice on how to learn new vocabulary



    Take a look at some more IELTS speaking vocabulary.

     

    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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    • 21 min
    How to Boost Your Vocabulary in 24 minutes

    How to Boost Your Vocabulary in 24 minutes

     

    In our tutorial this week,



    * we look at practical strategies to boost your English vocabulary in 24 minutes

    * we understand why it is important to boost your vocabulary not only for IELTS but in general

    * we share word lists, vocabulary tests and resources



    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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     Use the same IELTS essay correction service that helped Demilade pass his IELTS!

    • 31 min
    How to describe a line chart

    How to describe a line chart

     

    In this tutorial, Ben shares

     



    * 5 pieces of advice to use when describing line charts

    * a crash course on how to answer line graph questions

    *  details about the difference between the passive and active voice



     

    Read a line graph sample essay to help with your IELTS Preparation.

    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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    • 28 min
    Improve your Writing Score With this Vocabulary

    Improve your Writing Score With this Vocabulary

    In this tutorial, we



    * focus on collocations and some topic-specific vocabulary for the IELTS writing tasks

    * look at easy sentences that you can memorise

    * share with you some techniques for you to naturally acquire this vocabulary and even better, how to move it from your receptive memory to your active memory



     

    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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    • 16 min
    Pronunciation improvements in 18 minutes!

    Pronunciation improvements in 18 minutes!

    In this tutorial we are going to be looking at the importance of English Pronunciation and offer you some really practical advice and tips to make you sound the best you can in English.

    We will talk about:  



    * WHY pronunciation is so important

    * WHAT affects your pronunciation 

    * Important aspects of pronunciation and HOW to improve your English pronunciation

    * The most difficult sounds for non-native speakers and how to make them easier  

    * HOW  to practice pronunciation – watch out – some of these are hard (but will make you laugh!)



     

     Why is pronunciation so hard?

    Non-native English speakers often find pronunciation in English confusing and difficult to learn. There is a good reason for this. Take the example below.

     This short sentence contains seven different spellings of the same sound “ee”.

    “We believe that people would see that Caesar could seize the seas.”

    English pronunciation describes how a word and, indeed, the language sounds when it is spoken. It defines the way you use a spoken word or language. The word pronunciation may also apply to the generally acknowledged pattern of sounds in a language spoken in a specific accent.

     Communication is the main goal of speaking and with great pronunciation, you will be able to communicate easily and score highly in your IELTS speaking exam.

     SO: How can you work on your pronunciation and how can you do it in 18 minutes?

     This tutorial will offer you some really practice advice including:

     What to do when you hear a new word, how to remember it and how to use it.



    Which sounds to be aware of when you are learning English

    What is the schwa and why it is so important!

    How being lazy is a good thing when speaking English!

    And how funny, silly tongue twisters really are useful for making your English pronunciation clearer and better.



     

    Read our full post on how to improve your English pronunciation here: https://www.ieltspodcast.com/english-pronunciation/

     

    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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    • 19 min
    Julia recently passed with a Band 8, now going to Canada

    Julia recently passed with a Band 8, now going to Canada

     

    Julia is an ambitious Chinese student based in Beijing. 

    She had taken the test twice previously, but like a lot of students, she was stuck at 6.5. 

    As we all know, 6.5 will not get you to Canada. 

    Julia didn’t have time for a private tutor because she was working full time. 

    She also couldn’t attend a local academy because of the pandemic. 

    But she was determined to immigrate to Canada. 

    In this interview she shares: 

     



    * How she stopped her nerves in the Speaking exam (the British Council helped her) 

    * How she finally surpassed Band 6.5 in the writing

    * How to find the errors that are holding you back



     

    You can download or listen to the audio version here:

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ry@nc3rb!t0 ,

One of the best free tutorials in store

Hi Ben,
I have been following your free tutorial via podcast maybe for the last 3-4 years. I was really devastated when I flunked my first IELTS test way back 2015. I took my test in the Philippines and got only an overall band score of 6.5. Just this month I had the courage to take again the test having guided by my first experience and a lot of tips and test taking strategies from you. Thanks a lot. I got 7.5 overall band score this time L/R: 8/8, W/S: 7/7. Although I have not purchased a single service from your end, I was still able to benefit from this email notifications. Had I flunked IELTS the second time around, I would have avail of the services you offered. Thanks again and please continue spreading these good deeds. The ripples of your work has really helped me.

All the best,
Ryan

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Ben's style of teaching is absolutely unique, His sentence guide is one of a kind and his website Ieltspodcast is indeed amazing. I will recommend his material to anyone intrested in having a good band score

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