Listening tips

Listening tips

Listening in Ielts is not about listening for, and understanding every word you hear.Even native speakers cannot do this, so you cannot be expected to do this either. When we listen we ‘filter’ the main bits of information and try to retain them. This way we ‘put together’ the picture/understanding of what the person is […]

Writing Task 1 title paraphrasing.

Writing Task 1 title paraphrasing.

Exercises for IELTS writing task 1 title paraphrasing. To paraphrase effectively, you need to follow a set of 1. Look at the words you CANNOT change (you need these) 2. Look at the words you CAN change (you need to focus on these) 3. Break it down into chunks (not individual words for everything, phrases/expressions/collocation) […]