band 9 vocab detract IELTS

IELTS Energy 523: Band 9 Vocab. Doesn’t Detract from IELTS Scores

Today you’ll learn band 9 vocab, like detract, for higher IELTS scores. We had a super high-level vocabulary question from on of our 3 Keys students: I have one question about the difference between detract and depreciate. They both have the same meaning of lower… Read More

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IELTS Energy 522: Don’t Make This Rookie Task 1 Mistake on IELTS

Today we’ll talk about a common rookie Task 1 mistake on IELTS, so you don’t make this error on your test. We are specifically focusing on the Change Over Time question type today. The classic COT graph has quantities on the vertical line and the… Read More

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IELTS Energy 521: Judy’s Wizardly Writing Elements for IELTS 7+

Today you’ll learn Judy’s wizardly writing elements for IELTS 7 or higher on your exam. Judy is our most recent Writing Wizard winner in 3 Keys IELTS! She is living with her daughter in Canada, and is studying hard for the IELTS Exam, in order… Read More

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IELTS Energy 520: Proficiently Ponder Politeness in IELTS Speaking Part 2

Today you’ll learn how to talk about the topic of politeness in IELTS Speaking Part 2. A student in our course’s Facebook group shared this exam experience: My Speaking Exam was very bad. I got the topic, “Describe a moment when you had to be… Read More

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IELTS Energy 519: How Repetition Raises IELTS Results

Today you’ll learn how repetition raises IELTS results, as far as how you are using practice tests in your preparation. A 3 Keys student in our closed Facebook group recently posted: Is it better to take one listening test more than two or three times?… Read More

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