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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/

IELTS Made Easier Fiona Wattam

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A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Follow me on www.facebook.com/ieltsetc and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/

    IELTS Reading: Saving bugs to find new drugs 🐞💊

    IELTS Reading: Saving bugs to find new drugs 🐞💊

    A long and difficult but FASCINATING text with SO MUCH useful vocabulary which I list at the end.

    - Matching Information with paragraphs

    - Choosing from a list

    - Gapfill summary

    It's a KEY TOPIC (see similar texts on my website - https://ieltsetc.com/2019/01/ielts-reading-doctoring-sales/ and https://ieltsetc.com/2018/10/ielts-gt-reading-snake-oil/) and I also talk about how parts of the text help us with Writing.


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    • 30 min
    IELTS Reading: An unusual Academic Passage 1 - The concept of intelligence.

    IELTS Reading: An unusual Academic Passage 1 - The concept of intelligence.

    This passage has an academic, theoretical structure rather than a factual, chronological one. 

    Watch the video on YouTube to see how it looks:

    https://youtu.be/7JHQdVkENMU

    This video will show you how to use the structure to get answers even when the content doesn't make much sense!


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    • 22 min
    IELTS GT Reading: Parts 1 and 2

    IELTS GT Reading: Parts 1 and 2

    Finding a roommate, the best fitness apps, How to Delegate and Choosing the right CV Format. Find the word formation booklet here: https://ieltsetc.com/2018/04/how-a-knowledge-of-word-forms-can-increase-your-score/

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    • 42 min
    IELTS Listening: 🗺MAPS and MCQs

    IELTS Listening: 🗺MAPS and MCQs

    This video looks at Section 2 of the IELTS Listening Test, which often includes a MAP in the second half. 

    Watch the video on YouTube if you would like to practice with the real test.

    https://youtu.be/PwXSREaBQ-k

    The first part is Multiple Choice and this video shows you how to recognise distractors: 'rather than' and 'instead of' are CLUES which tell you that you should choose the correct answer RATHER THAN/INSTEAD OF the trick!

    I break the Listening up into more manageable parts, so this is a LEARNING video rather than a test, but you can pause the video to test yourself too.  

    I also point out the useful vocabulary that you can extract from the listening to help you with Writing Task 1 (Academic - describe changes to a building; General Training - tell your friend about your new home)  Here is an extra Listening to help you describe changes to maps: 

    https://youtu.be/RYwrFUphmrc


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    • 18 min
    IELTS Reading: Why companies should welcome disorder

    IELTS Reading: Why companies should welcome disorder

    So sorry for the delay - I'm back now! Been working on the daily YouTube lives during Lockdown. Did you miss them? Just go to my YouTube channel (I'll add this podcast as a video if you prefer to read the text and try it for yourself).

    This is a difficult Academic Passage 3 with Matching Headings, Gapfill and TFNG.

    Get more Reading practice on my website.


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    • 34 min
    IELTS Experts - 10 of your most common questions about IELTS answered

    IELTS Experts - 10 of your most common questions about IELTS answered

    In this podcast (also on YouTube) I ask my boss Max to give us his insider tips about #IELTS (it's exactly the same as what I say but people actually listen to him!).

    Watch the video here:

    https://youtu.be/vCqJ3zLGbcs


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    • 21 min

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