Are you still trying to get 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

IELTS Writing Task 1: The process of making milk and cheese

Writing task 1 academic process diagram. Describing a process needs specific grammar, such as the passive and sequencers for showing ...
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IELTS Bar Graph lesson and Model answer

Lesson on an IELTS Writing Task 1 Bar Graph. In this lesson we will look at: 1. The structure needed for ...
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Forming complex sentences in IELTS

Using 'tend to', 'that' clauses and modals in IELTS writing and speaking. A good skill to learn in academic writing ...
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Discussion Essays: expressing others opinions

How to write the public or general opinion in IELTS Discussion essays. When writing a discussion essay in IELTS writing ...
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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 IELTS speaking part 3

In IELTS Speaking part 3 you need to give longer answers. The main focus of this part of the test ...
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IELTS Speaking sessions online.

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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