The famous British journalist Harold Evans has written down a vocabulary list that are confusing, and many people have treated them as synonym. Have you ever come across some words that just simply confused you? Let’s take a look at some of the words that even a native speaker might find it difficult to get … more →

You’ll often see instructions like this in the IELTS listening test: Write one word only for each answer. Write one word and / or a number for each answer. Write no more than two words and / or a number for each answer. Write no more than three words for each answer. 1) The first … more →

The people who do well in the IELTS listening test are those who have a “good ear” for English. In other words, they are able to follow fast speech and distinguish individual words easily. How did they develop a good ear? They listened to a lot of English. If you are trying to improve your … more →

Multiple choice questions are difficult because there is more to read, and the speaker often mentions more than one of the choices. If you want to improve your listening scores on these sections, here are the key skills that I think you should work on: Take a multiple choice section from IELTS Listening Samples Try … more →

Spelling mistakes can affect your score in the listening and writing tests. Many students get low IELTS Score in the listening exam because they make spelling mistakes. If you have a same problem with spelling, here are some tips to reduce your spelling mistakes: 1. Make a spelling list Every time you make a spelling … more →

In the listening exam it’s important to use the breaks well. There are breaks between the four sections of the test, and there are breaks in the middle of sections 1, 2 and 3 (there is no break in the middle of section 4). You will hear instructions like this: First you have some time … more →