IELTS Energy 681: Fantastic Formal Paraphrases for ‘Kids’

Today you’ll learn formal paraphrases for ‘kids’ for higher Vocabulary scores. In Writing Task 2 and Speaking Part 3, you need to use appropriately formal words. A fantastic 3 Keys student asked this in our closed Facebook group: Can we use the word ‘kids’ in… Read More

Video: Band 9 IELTS Health Vocabulary

Today you’ll learn band 9 IELTS vocabulary about the topic of health. Go to for your free Video IELTS Masterclass! Sign up for our March Writing Task 2 webclass! Come live and ask us questions. It’s free! Sign up now at Thank you… Read More

IELTS Energy 674: How to Shed Light on Facts for Higher Scores

Today you’ll learn how to ‘shed light’ on facts for higher Writing scores. These are fantastic phrases for Writing Task 2. Recently, a 3 Keys student asked: When I want to talk about research, instead of saying, “The research found that…” can I say, “The research laid bare…”? Is it too informal? This phrase is very formal, but it is more specific. ‘Laid bare‘ usually introduces a negative conclusion… Read More