Speaking

10 Speaking Expressions for a Top Score

What does it mean to speak fluently? It is not just about rattling out sentences at top speed. Speech must come naturally and a large part of being natural is down to three factors. Those are......

Writing

Writing Task 1 - Band 9 Sample - Survey - PTE Describe a Diagram

The bar chart below shows the results of a survey conducted by a personnel department at a major company. The survey was carried out on two groups of workers: those aged from 18-30 and those aged 45-...

Speaking

Short Answers for Good Scores - 2

Continuing from the previous post, this post looks at expressions that you can use to make you speaking sound more natural. This will usually give you a better score (tone and coherence). Expression a...

Speaking

Short Answers for Good Scores - 1

Sometimes, it is better to give a short answer. This is especially the case since repeating a part of the question in your answer might make it sound repetitive. This might also give the examiner a fe...

Language and Grammar

10 Idiomatic Expressions You Must Know

Idiomatic Expressions are different from Idioms. An idiomatic expression is not about replacing a word with an idiom. For instance, 'leading the charge' means to be first. However, you cannot say, I l...

OET

50+ OET Vocabulary: Abbreviations

Here are some of the most commonly used abbreviations for OET. These will help you respond better to questions in the test which often use many of these abbreviations....

Language and Grammar

Never Make this Speaking Mistake

Avoid making this most common mistake! Go wrong in this, and your scores will fall flat. This post looks at one of the most common errors that test takers make that affects their score heavily....

Language and Grammar

5 Killer idioms you never knew

These idioms will immediately add flavour to your language and make you come across as a skilful user of English. Here they come......

IELTS

IELTS Test Dates | March | April | May 2022

Here are the test dates that for IELTS. Please note that availability of the test dates depends on demand. It is always wise to book your dates early!...

Writing

5 killer tips for an 8 in IELTS

Most people think great sentences are key to a great score. They are wrong. Read on to learn why most people get a low score in IELTS and how to avoid those mistakes....

Writing

Feb 2022 - IELTS Writing Task 2 Band 9 Response

Task on school and education appearing in the actual IELTS test - February 2022. Here is a Band 9 response....

Writing

Feb 2022 - IELTS Writing Band 9 Response

Here is an actual Band 9 response for one of the latest IELTS questions. Appeared in February 2022 IELTS Exam....

Language and Grammar

Part 7 of 8 | 120 High Scoring Words

That's a 💯! With this word list, your vocabulary is already more than 100 words strong! Go use it and conquer your exams!...

Language and Grammar

Part 6 of 8 | 120 High Scoring Words

You are into the nervous 90s. And almost at the end of the list. We hope the journey has been both exciting and enlightening! Here are another 15 words that will bring you closer to a great score in t...

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