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IELTS Energy 679: Most Recent 2019 IELTS Questions

Today you’ll hear answers to recent 2019 IELTS questions. These questions were provided by a 3 Keys student in our closed Facebook group. IELTS candidates are always looking for recent exam questions online. Be careful when you are searching for these- sometimes they are not… Read More

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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

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IELTS Energy 676: How did Elias get an 8.5 on IELTS Speaking?

Today you’ll find out how Elias got 8.5 on his IELTS Listening Exam. Click here for Elias’s other episode as a guest on the show, when he won the Writing Wizard contest. Then, he took IELTS for the first time, and got 7.5 on Listening,… Read More

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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

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IELTS Energy 671: How to Get Band 8 for IELTS Writing

Today you’ll learn how to get band 8 for IELTS Writing before your next test! We touched on this in our episode with a student recently, in episode 669. Today’s advice is for Task 2, and General Training Task 1. How have real students got… Read More