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by E.C. IELTS - Saturday, 1 December 2018, 1:58 AM
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In Part 2 of the speaking test you have to speak about a topic for two minutes. You have one minute to make notes and it is important to be able to make effective notes. This will help you a lot when you are speaking. 


Describe a memorable journey you have made

You should say:

  • where you were going
  • how you were travelling
  • why you were making the journey

and explain what made the journey so memorable



The topic is a memorable journey and you need to say where, how, why and what was memorable about it. These four things should be the things you make notes about to ensure you stay focused on the task.

Here is one way you could organise your notes:


Memorable journey

1. Where

Beach, La Guajira desert in Colombia

2. How

Jeep

3. Why

Travelling, holiday with friends, guidebook

4. Memorable

Scenery of desert, local indigenous people


Some people like to make mind maps:


Mind Map

Other people prefer to just write key words without headings:


beach

La Guajira Colombia

jeep

guidebook

friends

scenery

local people


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by E.C. IELTS - Saturday, 10 November 2018, 8:02 AM
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In Task 1 of the academic writing module, you may have to describe a chart that includes a projection into the future. This means using a variety of future forms accurately to get a high score. Learn more and practise here.


Bar chart with projection



 
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by E.C. IELTS - Saturday, 20 October 2018, 7:55 PM
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A common type of question in the reading module requires you to complete notes summarising the reading passage. Learn more here.

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by E.C. IELTS - Friday, 21 September 2018, 5:32 PM
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Prepositions are a tricky area of English grammar. Online learner dictionaries can help because they will indicate if a word should be followed by a preposition. Learn more and practise here.


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by E.C. IELTS - Saturday, 8 September 2018, 11:05 PM
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Looking to practice IELTS listening tasks? Try this free IELTS Part 2 Practice Listening Test. We also have more than 50 hours of practice materials on our listening course!

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by E.C. IELTS - Sunday, 12 August 2018, 8:30 AM
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Learn how to effectively identify and record new vocabulary from model IELTS answers: https://ecielts.net/mod/lesson/view.php?id=85

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Using correct stress and intonation can help you get a higher score for speaking. Learn more and practise here.

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by E.C. IELTS - Thursday, 26 April 2018, 5:23 AM
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A thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms. There are several online thesauruses which are free to use.  

We will look at three different online synonyms and you will decide which one you like the best.  While you look at the thesauruses, think about the following questions to help you decide.

  • How well does it present the different synonyms of a word? Does it clearly list different meanings of the word?
  • Does it give help with the pronunciation of the word? How?
  • Does it give you extra information about any of the synonyms?
  • Does it give you example sentences for any synonyms?
  • What other words or information does it include?

Take a look at the links below for more information:

 
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by E.C. IELTS - Monday, 2 April 2018, 8:39 AM
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Correcting a mistake

We have launched a new service that enables you to get feedback and assessment on IELTS writing essays quickly and easily. It is important to have an idea of your ability in writing before taking the test. Retaking the IELTS is expensive. Our service allows you to get quality feedback and correction on any IELTS writing task quickly and easily at reasonable prices from highly-qualified and experienced tutors. Click here for more information.

 
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by E.C. IELTS - Monday, 5 March 2018, 7:55 PM
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Our online IELTS speaking course uses some great apps for you to practise and improve your speaking skills. We have created an activity where you can try out some of our best recorders. Click here to try it out.

Speechace example