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.

There is a lot of bad advice out there regarding IELTS, therefore, many students are completely misinformed or simply confused. The aim of this website is to clear up confusion and show you clearly what you need to do to hit Band 7 or more.  Bear in mind that it takes a lot of work and preparation to get a high score in IELTS. There are no shortcuts.

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Recent free lessons and blog posts

Unusual IELTS speaking part 1 topics

Tricky or strange IELTS part 1 speaking topics. Part 1 of the IELTS speaking test is actually the easiest. The ...
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IELTS Writing task 1: Diagrams with a model answer

IELTS Model answer for 3 diagrams over 3 time periods Here is a tricky looking task. It consists of 3 ...
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IELTS opinion essay about wealth

Model answer for an IELTS essay on the topic of wealth and helping others. Before writing anything we must always ...
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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: Process diagram about recycling aluminum

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 Focus offers 40-minute mock speaking sessions online.  Full feedback is given to help you find what is stopping you from getting a higher band score in your speaking. This is a one to one lesson on Skype or Zoom. Click here for more details.

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