Are you still trying to get Band 7+ in the IELTS exam?

I can help you achieve 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 for 9 years. 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 preparation to understand the techniques to get a high score. Take a look at the blog posts section below.

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Recent free lessons and blog posts

Two easily confused essays (problem / causes solutions essay)

What is the difference between a Causes Solutions and a Problem Solutions essay? Problem solutions and causes solutions essay are very similar but ...
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IELTS Speaking FAQ

17 commonly asked questions about the IELTS speaking test. There is a lot of misinformation and myths out there surrounding IELTS, so hopefully ...
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Writing Task 1: Fast Food Restaurants Bar Chart

Model Answer: Bar chart about fast food restaurants Bar charts are pretty common in IELTS writing task 1 academic, many people panic when ...
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Why can’t I get a Band 7?

I have heard this question so many times. Why can't I get a Band 7? I get so many people who email me ...
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Model answer for a letter to a friend: Selling a laptop

IELTS general writing task 1, an informal letter. There are 2 main types of register that you will need for IELTS general writing ...
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IELTS academic writing task 1: Lesson for a floor plan

Writing about a diagram / floor plan in IELTS. Here is an interesting task 1 question below. Be prepared as something similar could ...
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Writing Task 1: How to use ‘number, total, amount, figure, period’

Useful IELTS academic writing task 1 vocabulary. To get a good score in IELTS writing task 1 academic, you need to have a ...
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Reading: 10 strategies for a high score

Is IELTS reading driving you crazy? After studying this lesson it should be much clearer and you will have a much better idea ...
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Referencing: avoiding repetition with pronouns

Pronouns help with overall coherence and cohesion in IELTS writing. Having a cohesive and coherent essay is very important for your overall Band ...
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