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IELTS Liz’s Course: Discussion Essay

I am pleased to announce that my next video lesson is available on my video course for IELTS writing task 2.

IELTS Writing Task 2 Discussion Essay

Follow this link to purchase the lesson: IELTS Liz’s Course.

The lesson is 1 hour in length giving detailed tips about two ways to write a discussion essay. There is also an information video available about the types of essays that come in IELTS writing task 2.

All the best

Liz

How to Prepare for IELTS: Essential Steps

Learn how to start preparing for your IELTS test by following the 15 most important steps. This video lesson will explain exactly what steps you must take before you enter the exam room and how to prepare successfully for your IELTS test.

IELTS Preparation Steps

Learn about the IELTS Test

Academic or General Training Test?

Having Realistic Goals

  • decide which band score you want
  • get your English level assessed
  • check that your level of English is enough for the band score you want
  • if your level is too low, you must work to improve it
  • develop your IELTS skills
  • make sure you have enough time to get the right level of English and strong exam skills

Know the Requirements of Your Band Score

Questions and Topics for IELTS

Practice and Develop

Practice Tests

  • Buy the Cambridge IELTS books 1-9 (use the most recent books 7-9)
  • Practice tests under exam conditions as well as to develop skills

Assessment

  • Get your speaking and writing assessed by an experienced IELTS teacher
  • Get feedback on technique and language problems

Get Professional Training

  • Either get training online or in an IELTS school
  • All students need to be trained in IELTS to fulfill the requirements of the test

When to Take your Test

  • Take your test when your English level matches your required band score
  • Take your test when you fully understand the IELTS test
  • Take your test when you are frequently scoring your required band score

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Recent IELTS Exam Questions and Topics 2018

Share your Recent IELTS Exam Questions: 2018

 

All recent exam questions and topics for 2018 are posted in the comments boxes below. 

After your IELTS test, please help other students by posting the IELTS questions and topics that you got in your test. Post your topics in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

When you post your topics and questions, also add:

  • The type of test – Academic or General Training
  • Date of test
  • Location of test

Thank you from all of us

  • Please use this page for posting exam questions and topics only.
  • Do not use this page to post me questions. Thanks

Not all comments will be posted, particularly if topics are repeated.

Posting Your Results Score

Please post your results on the following page – click here: Post Your IELTS Results. Feel free to all add your tips and experience. Make sure you give your profession as well.

Notice 2018

Please note that I have now put comments into pages.

This means if you want to see older comments from last year, please do to the bottom of this page and see the “Older Comments” red link – click it and you will see more exam questions from before.

Do Not Post Answers

Please use this page for posting questions rather than answers. IELTS have not published answers to recent tests and any answers shared by students are estimated, not actual.

Main IELTS Pages

Develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers, lessons, free videos and more.

IELTS Frequently Asked Questions

 IELTS Test Information

What does IELTS mean? Answer

IELTS stands for: International English Language Testing System.

How many skills are tested in the IELTS test? Answer

There are 4 skills tested: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Does the IELTS test accept American English? Answer

Yes, it does. It is an international test of English. However, most examiners in speaking are English or Australian and may not be familiar with very modern American terms.

Which skills do I take on the same day? Answer

Listening, reading and writing are all taken on the same day. The speaking test can be taken either before, after or on the same day as the other skills.

Is there a break between the reading and writing test? Answer

No, there is no break between the listening, reading and writing test. They are all taken together and take a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes. So, make sure you eat and drink well before you take your test

Can I use a pen in my IELTS Test? Answer

Yes, you can use a pen or pencil for your IELTS writing test. However, for your listening and reading test, you must use a pencil (don’t forget to take an eraser with you).

Test Results Information

How long does it take for my test results to arrive? Answer

Your results will be posted to you 13 days after you have taken your test. It is possible to get your results by sms or online at some test centers. Contact them to find out.

How long are my IELTS results valid? Answer

Your IELTS results are valid for 2 years.

How can I find my score for listening and reading? Answer

Here is a list of band scores for both listening and academic reading (they may vary so click here for the official scoring)

  • band score 6 = 23 correct answers out of 40
  • band score 7 = 30 correct answers out of 40
  • band score 8 = 35 correct answers out of 40

Can I get my IELTS test remarked? Answers

Yes, you can. In 2014, it costs around 100 usd to get your test remarked. It is the same price for all 4 skills or just one. You should contact your local IELTS test center to get the form for remarking.If your results change and your band score goes up, you will get your money refunded.

You have 6 weeks after taking your test to get your test remarked. Your test will be remarked by a different examiner. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the results of your remark to arrive. Alternatively, you could take your test again.

Ask me a question: click here.

Common English Tenses

Below is a list of common tenses that we use in English  as well as sentences in different tenses. Can you match the tenses with the sentences?

Tenses

  1. Present Simple
  2. Past Continuous
  3. Present Perfect
  4. Present Perfect Continuous
  5. Passive Voice
  6. First Conditional
  7. Second Conditional
  8. Third Conditional

Sentences

A.  If I had known there was going to be a storm, I would have stayed at home.

B.  The book was written by an unknown author.

C.  My favourite time of the year is summer.

D.  I’ve been learning English for over 10 years.

E.  If schools have more sports lessons, children will become healthier as a result of the exercise.

F.  The government has spent a lot of money on improving traffic safety.

G.  He was teaching a lesson on the language acquisition of children.

H.  If people ate a healthier diet, their health would improve as a result.

IELTS Tips

For a band score 6 and above, you should try to use at least 5 different tenses in both your IELTS speaking test and your IELTS writing test.

Answers (click below for answers)

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Answers to today’s lesson

The answers have already been posted in the lesson. Please take a look: Paraphrasing Practice