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March 07, 2015


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that's great summarized advice.

God bless you Simon

Thank you very much for your lesson today, Simon.
It is really useful, especially for someone like me who is planning to re-take the IELTS in the near future.
The more you study, the more concise but sufficient in knowledge you want to acquire.

Dear Simon, I would like to express my gratitude to you for your help and advices.
I have a question related to Writnig Task2. What strategy would you advise in order to increase the band score of the essay?

Hello Simon,

I didn't catch your point about speaking? What do you mean about focus on Vocabulary? which one of vocab? What about fluency?


Hello and i hope be healthy.
I wondered why we should not spend the time of checking for reading next section of listening module?

Thanks a million

Thank you so much for your invaluable tips, Simon.

Dear Simon
when I learned in a Ielts Class, my teacher said that adundant language such as (like for example; well, first of all, I think I would have to choose ...) and linking phrases (as well as, whereas in contrast ...) also contribute significantly to the increase in speaking part.

I agree with some part of these advices, the vocal is basic to building the wide range of sentences,to makeing a sentences links with targets words, for instance, even throught, however, ....etc
What about fluency? answer is speak a lot with yourself, and some one you treat , in the future will forsee the improvement


Simon never says that other skills are not important as we all know that our speaking is marked on the four areas, vocabulary, grammar, fluency and task response.

These valuable tips are used to improve our scores quicker based on our current English level. They are the key factors that can transform our scores.

I will write down these tips and remind myself before the test.

remind myself = bear in mind


Please remember that MANY other things are important in all four parts of the test. The lesson above contains just one quick and general tip for each part. I've covered other details in other lessons.

A few people (above) asked about fluency. I agree that fluency is very important.

In my view, the keys to fluency are:

- Focus on answering the question (not on grammar or linking).
- Try to add detail to your answers (again, this means that you prioritise vocabulary/ideas rather than grammar).
- Lots of speaking practice!

Dear Simon,

I am a subscriber of your writing courses. I'm wondering whether it is okay to use some prepared phases for the writing tasks? For example, in the videos, you say that you always use "It is true that..." to acknowledge that the problems in the problem & solution type of questions is true. So, can I use that too?

I once heard that our score will be deducted if we used prepared answers. So, is prepared phases like this okay?

Thank you very much in advance.

Thank you very much for the lession sir.. Very useful for the last minute preparation.

it's helpful, thank you !

Hi Simon

Most of time when I do practice at home, I got wrong answers in reading Part 2 rather than Part 1 &3, don't know how to improve that...always I got 5.5 in reading at home n even in real exam...please give me some suggestion or ideas how can I improve my reading part...Thanks

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