Are you still trying to achieve Band 7 in IELTS?

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Hi, I’m Ray and I own an English school in Japan (London Language Lounge). I have been teaching IELTS since 2009. I founded IELTS Focus to help my students get a high band score in the IELTS exam. This website contains free blog articles, tips, strategies and free lessons to help you on your IELTS journey. This site covers each part of the IELTS test, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing task 1 and Writing task 2 essays. I will show you the correct techniques, especially with writing, to help you hit your target score.

There is a lot of bad advice out there regarding IELTS, on top of that, many students think they can just jump to a Band 7 without much effort. In fact, it takes a lot of work and preparation to get a high score in IELTS. Take a look at the blog posts section below.


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Recent free lessons and blog posts

Writing task 1: Recycling aluminium process diagram

Model answer for a process diagram on recycling drinks cans. Process diagrams are some of the easiest tasks in IELTS ...
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IELTS General writing task 1: Letter to a friend

Model answer for a letter to a friend about exercise. In the general version of IELTS writing task 1, there ...
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7 things that could lower your IELTS writing score

Words and phrases to avoid in IELTS essays. The essay writing section of IELTS is formal, this is the same ...
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Paraphrasing and Synonyms in IELTS reading

An exercise to test your synonyms and paraphrasing in IELTS reading. A key skill for a high score is your ...
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How to write an IELTS opinion essay

IELTS opinion essay: structure, model answer and analysis. There are 5 types of essay in IELTS writing task 2 and ...
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What’s the difference between ‘affect’ and ‘effect’?

In IELTS, using vocabulary precisely is very important for getting a high score in lexical rescource. Affect and effect are ...
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Using prepositions correctly

How to use prepositions in IELTS writing task 1 academic. It is very important to get prepositions right in this ...
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Word count for IELTS writing tasks

What is the ideal word count for IELTS writing? This is a common question many IELTS candidates have, but there ...
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True False Not Given: Useful technique

TFNG: Changing the statements into questions True False Not Given and Yes No Not Given questions are some of the ...
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