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IELTS with Fiona: a comprehensive guide to IELTS IELTS with Fiona

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Join me for a weekly talk-through of IELTS topics to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare.

Find all my tips on my website ieltsetc.com 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.

    IELTS Reading: Crows and tools 🧰

    IELTS Reading: Crows and tools 🧰

    Quick tips to help you with the Speaking Challenge followed by a Reading Passage 2 about the tool-making abilities of crows (and what we have in common with them). True/False/Not Given. Get the full reading here https://www.ieltsetc.com/2018/11/ielts-reading-two-wings-toolkit/

    • 34 min
    IELTS Reading: Stonehenge

    IELTS Reading: Stonehenge

    This is my walkthrough of an Academic Passage 1 about Stonehenge.
    Keyword before you listen:
    ‘Winter solstice’ - the shortest day of the year (December 21st)
    Meaning: to stand still
    The solstice (combining the Latin words sol for “sun” and ‘sistere’ for “stand still”) is the point where the Sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year and thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the sun appeared to stand still.
    Become a member to get the full tapescript, wordlist and video.
    ieltsetc.com

    • 35 min
    IELTS Listening 🌋: academic words you need for Part 3

    IELTS Listening 🌋: academic words you need for Part 3

    This listening about a research project contains several examples of ‘academic’ language (language related to studying at university) that you need to understand Listening Part 3.



    It's about a volcanic eruption, and is adapted from a Cambridge Past Paper (Book 18).



    Get the full lesson notes and video in the Bronze Membership on my website ieltsetc.com and the Listening Course in the Members Academy.

    • 30 min
    IELTS Listening: Elephant translocation 🐘

    IELTS Listening: Elephant translocation 🐘

    This Part 4 Listening is all about moving elephants.

    In the lesson you'll learn about:


    using word prompts to keep your place
    using intonation and sentence stress to identify answers
    using spelling patterns and plurals to get the right answers

    The full transcript is available in the Bronze Membership on my website.

    https://ieltsetc.com/2023/10/ielts-listening-part-4-keeping-up-with-the-speaker/

    • 20 min
    IELTS Reading: Forest Management 🌳

    IELTS Reading: Forest Management 🌳

    This is a relatively easy Passage 2 from a Cambridge Past Paper, with 3 sets of questions [Matching Information, Categorising and Gapfill].



    https://ieltsetc.com/2023/10/ielts-reading-forest-management/

    • 20 min
    IELTS Listening: Victor Hugo

    IELTS Listening: Victor Hugo

    This Listening Part 4 about a writer called Victor Hugo is taken from the new Practice Book 18.

    In the podcast you'll learn


    why this particular test is more difficult than usual
    how reference words give you the answer (if you can remember what they refer to)
    techniques for predicting and retaining information
    common gapfill answers and how they're related to pronunciation

    Get the full video, tapescript and tips in the Members Academy Listening Course with Members bonus features for 12 months.

    ieltsetc.com/courses

    • 25 min

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53 Ratings

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