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    ⭐️IELTS with Fiona daily tips from February 2022⭐️

    ⭐️IELTS with Fiona daily tips from February 2022⭐️

    Here's my roundup of daily tips from February. Watch the video version on YouTube with this link:

    https://youtu.be/zZ0TLDv0qxc

    In the podcast we'll review:  


    - Idioms for IELTS Speaking ('food for thought' 'peckish' 'flagging') 
    - Formal language ('a high risk of failure') 
    - How to use inversion (Rarely I have? Or Rarely have I?) 
    - Tech tools to help you practise Speaking 
    - Collocations with sports (do, go, play or practise?) 
    - Can or Should? - Task 1 Graphs: "Temperature AVERAGED 25 degrees") 
    - Portmanteau terms: breakfast + lunch = ? 
    - 20 WRONG ways to say 'Although' - Pass a test? Take a test? Sit a test?  
    - What are 'Mustakes'? - Tuesday, Toosday or Chewsday? 
    - "It's not everyone's cup of tea" 
    - IELTS Vocabulary: Physical Health

    Read the new blog about vocabulary lists for IELTS here:

    https://ieltsetc.com/2022/05/ielts-vocabulary-lists/

    Get all the daily tips here:

    https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en


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    • 29 min
    ⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ Jan 19th - 31st (also on YouTube)

    ⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ Jan 19th - 31st (also on YouTube)

    Here's my round-up of the weekly tips that you can find on my website (ieltsetc.com). 

    This podcast is also on YouTube/fionawattam:

    https://youtu.be/TNcyL63yWbI

    https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en 

    In this episode we look at my daily tips from January 19th: 

    - when to use the contraction 's' instead of 'is' (Pronunciation)  

    - how to start a letter and why you shouldn't use 'maam' (GT Letter Writing) 

    - 'claptrap' advice: "elucidate" (Academic Task 1) 

    - when to use "Having said that" (Academic Task 2) - when to use 'triple' or 'treble' (Academic Task 1)

    - feedback or feedbacks? (Grammar) 

    - useful collocations with 'effect' (Vocabulary)

    - phrasal verb: "I suppose I'll have to make do with it" (Vocabulary) 

    - Spoonerisms (Collocations)



    #ielts #ieltstips #ieltspreparation


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    • 21 min
    IELTS Reading: Could urban engineers learn from dance? 💃

    IELTS Reading: Could urban engineers learn from dance? 💃

    This is a particularly challenging Reading Passage 1, which follows the structure of a Passage 3 'discursive' argument rather than the usual Passage 1 'factual' description.

    The title gives us a warning of this academic style - it starts with a question, suggesting that there will be a theory developed, with the opinions of expert. It will pose a problem and try to find a solution.

    This is uncommon for a Passage 1. Also the question types are:


    Matching information (rare for Task 1)
    Gapfill (normal for Task 1)

    Cambridge Book 15 Test 2.

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    • 26 min
    ⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ podcast Jan 1st - Jan 17th 2022 with YouTube video

    ⭐️ IELTS tips ⭐️ podcast Jan 1st - Jan 17th 2022 with YouTube video

    This podcast talks you through a fortnight of daily tips, with an accompanying YouTube video.
    https://youtu.be/byb9_Dg2UP8
    Get the daily tips here on my website.
    https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en
    In this episode we cover:

    Pronunciation features - weak sounds e.g Fishnchips
    How to spot a terrible "Model answer"
    Free Flashcards for common IELTS topics (Quizlet - Marine Ecosystems)
    How to use the LABELS in IELTS Task 1 Academic Writing
    Synonyms for 'houses' in Task 1
    A model Task 1 about the construction of houses
    Banned expressions e.g. "No worries"
    When to use the ampersand (&)
    Do you use 'a' or 'an' before abbreviations like "MA" or "FAQ"?
    Collocations: raise awareness
    Is it ok to use "and so forth"?


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    • 20 min
    IELTS Reading: Plastic is no longer fantastic 🧴

    IELTS Reading: Plastic is no longer fantastic 🧴

    In this IELTS GT Part 3 Reading lesson we'll practise Matching Headings, Multiple Choice and Gapfill summary on the topic of plastic.


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    • 24 min
    IELTS ⭐️Daily tips⭐️from Fiona Dec 9th - 24th 2021

    IELTS ⭐️Daily tips⭐️from Fiona Dec 9th - 24th 2021

    In today's podcast you'll review my daily tips from my annual advent challenge which you can find on my website under "What's New" and https://ieltsetc.com/ielts-advent-adventure/


    Day 9: "It's not worth + ing"
    Day 10: Pronunciation - Juncture e.g. Ice-cream/I scream, That stuff/That's tough
    Day 11: Factor vs reason vs cause
    Day 12: Linking devices - the present participle
    Day 13: Modals of deduction (must)
    Day 14: Not only but also
    Day 15: Mustn't vs Don't have to 
    Day 16: Academic Phrasal Verbs
    Day 17: The grammar of very polite questions
    Day 18: rise vs raise
    Day 19: suggest + ing
    Day 20: Tense review
    Day 21: damage vs damages
    Day 22: as well as
    Day 23: whereby
    Day 24: a free gift for you




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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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Many tips an techniques for ielts

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Thank you so much Fiona for this amazing podcast. I really appreciate the fact that we can listen to guided test answers and explanation lessons in this podcast without even having to subscribe or purchase anything. Most teachers would keep these lessons exclusive to their paid course members, while giving only general information or advice in their podcast! This podcast is an indication of the effort you put into your lessons and the value you give to anyone intending to take the IELTS exam not only paid students! Thank you so much again for this amazing podcast 🙏. I highly recommend it to anyone studying for the IELTS 💯

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Well, it is really practical I always follow the episodes as I find it very useful and unique. It will help you to get acquainted with the real challenges of the IELTS exam. In terms of teaching, she is so precise and perfect. So responsible for teaching

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