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June 15, 2018


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Thank you for your everyday lessons!
Finally, I can get my target score, 7.0 in my third time!
What I have done for ielts is to do official tests and to follow your blog!
Also, the questions by other students who use this site were useful for me.
I adopt your exam strategies except reading; I start reading paragraphs straight because I cannot understand the meaning of the questions without reading allate paragraphs.
Last reading score was 8.5 in this way.
Anyway, your blog is so helpful for me!

Congratulations Saya. I'm glad my lessons helped you to pass!

my part 2 speaking question : describe your favorite song...

Dear Simon,
I am writing with regards to one question:
Is it still acceptable to speak 1:30 +/- 5 seconds in Speaking Part 2 to achieve 7 or it drammatically decreases the total score? It is quite ambiguous that in example interviews the examiner says the candidate should speak 1 to 2 minutes,yet many IELTS teachers advise to continue speaking unless the examiner stops to get higher score.

Thanks in advance!

Abdullayev Laziz :

"First, I don't recommend that you time yourself in the exam, so you shouldn't really know how long you spoke for. Examiners sometimes stop candidates when it is clear that the person has nothing left to say. If you spoke for at least one minute and said some good things, don't worry."


Dear Simon and all friends,

I'm getting ready to take IELTS test.

This is my draft for this task. (speaking part 2)
All comments are welcomed.

Thank you very much,

Saving money is a priority task for me because my life is unstable. Therefore, I’m working hard to save money for a rainy day or in case, I need to buy something I really want in the future.

In March, 2017, There were a few things I would like to buy. An iphone 7 plus is a wonderful thing I bought.

There are two main reasons why I chose it. Firstly, there are some outstanding features. For example, It’s a smartphone and very easy to use. There is a big screen, a high-quality camera, a long-lasting battery. Last but not least, it’s very useful for me. It allows me to organize my life. For instance, The phone contains all my works such as documents, emails, bank accounts, social media, and passwords. Also, I can entertain with my favorite songs as well as my great movies. I could say that everything is in one device. That’s why I decided to spend some money for it.

Actually, I spent a lot of money for it. But it’s ok. I made a financial plan for it a year before. 2016 was my remarkable year. I earned a lot of money. At that time, each month, I had 6 million dong leftover after all expenses. After a year, I could save 72 million dong. Finally, I can buy an iphone as I want.

Being able to save up that much money to buy an iphone gives me a sense accomplishment.Not only that but it would also feel proud of myself.

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