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 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 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

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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What’s more important in grammar, range or accuracy?

Let's take a look at grammatical range and accuracy in writing. Many IELTS test takers think that they need to ...
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IELTS Speaking part 2 Structure

Give your talk a structure to help you achieve a higher Band score. In IELTS speaking part 2 you have ...
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Giving effective examples in IELTS essays.

How to write specific examples in IELTS essays. When writing an IELTS essay it is very important to be able ...
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7 model answers: IELTS writing task 2

An IELTS essay is a ‘discursive essay’ where you may have to discuss an issue, give an opinion, explain the ...
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IELTS academic writing task 1: Table on consumer expenditure

Model answer and analysis of a table in IELTS writing task 1. Tables sometimes show up in IELTS academic writing ...
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IELTS General: Letter to a friend about a problem at work.

General Writing Task 1: Model answer for a letter to a friend about work issues. If you are doing IELTS ...
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Make your own IELTS study plan.

Setting up your own personalised IELTS study schedule. If you are serious about getting a Band 7+ in IELTS, then ...
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