Reading skills – Multiple Choice (IELTS, PTE, OET, TOEIC)

Multiple choice questions are common in most English exams and are often difficult for most students. Reading skills are rarely taught well by tutors and it is certainly hard to teach for most teachers. I would like to share my methods which have helped hundreds of students pass this part of the test. Multiple choice…

IELTS Essay Sample Band 9 Answer – Modern Life

Modern lifestyle has made it harder for people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. What are the causes of this situation? Suggest what can be done by the government and large organisations to improve it. In recent times, the strains of modern living have caused individuals to become inactive and develop unhealthy habits in…

IELTS Map – Task 1 Sample Report

The maps below show the changes that have taken place at the seaside town of Brinslow between 1990 and 2005. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Cue Card – Saving Money, Speaking Sample Answer

Sample band 9 answers to July’s speaking test. Cue Card Talk about a time when you saved money for a special occasion. Please say – What was it for? – How did it feel? – Did you tell anyone about it?

IELTS Writing Task 1: maps report

Sample Band 9 answer to: The two maps below show an island, before and after the construction of some tourist facilities. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Report Hot Air Balloon Process Sample Answer

This came in the London March 2014 exams and many students struggled to get higher than 6.5. Since there are a lack of resources on the internet to help answer this question, my students have asked me to share this sample answer. Again, I must stress that you have any online sample answers verified and…

IELTS Report Band 9 Flow Diagram

This question is already available online on other IELTS sites. However, many of these samples are not band 9. I would like to show you what the mistakes are in these online sample essays and provide an actual band 9 report from the IELTS examination board. Question: The diagram below shows the typical stages of…

Model Essay Band 9 from an Examiner – Apartment vs Houses

Please always check with an English speaking tutor about any online essays which claim that they are band 9. I have seen so many students bring model essays to class that have been taken from the internet which they believed were band 9. So many of them contain spelling and grammar mistakes and sometimes the…

IELTS Speaking Feb 2013 Band 9 Answers

Speaking test Interview – Where are you from? I’m from a city called Lyon in France. It’s not as glamorous as Paris but it has a strong break-dancing culture and the people are more genuine.