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.


Do you need to work on your speaking skills?

IELTS Focus offers mock speaking tests and a speaking correction service. These are 40-minute sessions where full feedback is given to help you find what is stopping you 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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Recent free lessons and blog posts

IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write a causes solution essay

Step by step guide to writing a causes solution essay. A common type of IELTS task 2 essay is the ...
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IELTS Problem Solution Essay: Writing an effective introduction

Writing a good introduction to a problem solution essay. One of the main skills for getting a good band score ...
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British and American English in IELTS

British or American English in IELTS, which is better? Some people are confused about whether to use British or American ...
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How to Paraphrase in IELTS Writing

Paraphrasing in IELTS Essays. One of the most important skills in IELTS writing task 2 is knowing how to paraphrase ...
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Structure and tips for part 3 of IELTS speaking

IELTS Speaking part 3 has about 3 to 6 questions and you need to give detailed answers. The main focus ...
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Identifying the 5 types of IELTS essays

Get familiar with the different kinds of IELTS essay questions. There are 5 types of IELTS essays and in this ...
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Language for describing trends

Vocabulary and grammar for line graphs and describing trends. In Writing task 1 academic you need to write a report ...
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IELTS Advantage Disadvantage Essays

3 Types of Advantage Disadvantage Essays Not only are there 5 types of essay questions in academic IELTS but there ...
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