Are you still trying to achieve Band 7 in IELTS?

I can help you get the IELTS score you need.

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

Paraphrasing in IELTS Speaking

The key to a higher score in IELTS speaking is paraphrasing. You are probably aware that paraphrasing is a crucial ...
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IELTS General Writing Task 1: Formal letter model answer

A letter to your boss asking for time off In the IELTS general training, you will need to write a ...
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IELTS Listening lesson: Maps

Labelling a Map in IELTS listening. Listening to directions for a map can be quite tricky for some people. In ...
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IELTS Grammar: Conditional sentences.

How to use zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditionals (if sentences) There are four kinds of conditional sentences. The zero ...
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9 Tricky IELTS Part 2 Speaking topics

Tips and ideas for difficult IELTS Speaking part 2 topics. Sometimes in IELTS speaking, you will get a tricky topic ...
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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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