Free downloadable materials for IELTS preparation

Test overview 

Test format

Test structure

Band Descriptors -

this is your "Bible", it determines your score.

Score calculation - video

Listening/Reading raw score to band calculator

Listening

Reading

Schulte tables

Vocab

3,000 words (audio+video, A to Z)

5,000 words (frequency list, NOT A to Z)

500 academic word list

2,400 academic collocations list

Phrasal verbs (video+list)

Idioms

Proverbs

CEFR chart

Grammar

Checklists

12 verb tenses (chart + video)

Complex sentences (video)

4 types of Conditionals (video+chart)

Passive voice (video)

Indirect speech (video)

Modal verbs (video)

Gerund (video)

Organization - "cohesive devices" 

Pronunciation 

Mistake checklists for Thais and Russians

Speaking

Format

Topics - 120

Samples

Video band 6

Video band 7

Video band 9

Speaking checklist

IELTS Speaking board game - 80 questions

Writing

Format

Topics

 WR1 samples

 WR1 vocab

 WR2 samples

 WR1+2 model answers Band score calculator

 Writing answer sheets

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IELTS BAND DESCRIPTORS

tell you exactly what they want to see and hear to give you the score you need.

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Reading

A Schulte table is a grid with randomly distributed numbers or letters used for development of

speed reading, peripheral vision, attention and visual perception.​ 

Focus on the grid center and find all the numbers (letters) without moving your eyes.

Download the document to practice.

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VOCABULARY

A video of 3000 words will help you get solid at B2 level

whereas a list of top 5000 most frequent words is a must for C2

Expanding your academic vocabulary

is an important part of any exam preparation.

This list will give you a nice 570-word boost.

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Academic collocations are crucial if your goal is 7 or above. This is a list of about 2,400.
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Phrasal verbs are another integral part of advanced English.

The following extensive list is available for your convenience.

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GRAMMAR

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Chart_+4+Types+of+Conditional+Sentences.

ORGANIZATION

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Speaking

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PRONUNCIATION

If we compare learning a language to building a house, we can say that
words are like bricks and grammar is the correct way of laying those bricks.
 
However, to make our house solid, we need cement. That "cement" is pronunciation.
A clear and articulate pronunciation will help you to:
  1. avoid embarrassing situations
  2. score higher on your exams
  3. always say what you mean
and mean what you say 
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Writing

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If you've seen any of my trainings you know that I'm a big believer in

keeping your mock tests as close to the real exam as possible.

Writing your essays on official writing answer sheets is a good example of that.

Not only does it put you in the correct "exam mindset" psychologically,

but it also makes it easier to visually control your word count.

Download and practise the right way!

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