Welcome to IELTS Focus.

Free IELTS advice and lessons to help you hit your target score.

This website contains free materials, tips, strategies, and free lessons to help you on get band 7 or more.

My name is Ray and I run a small English school in Kyushu, Japan called London Language Lounge.
I have been teaching IELTS since 2009 and I founded IELTS Focus in 2016 to help my students hit their target score in the IELTS exam. I also have an online writing correction service and one to one IELTS speaking sessions online.

Many students are completely misinformed or confused about IELTS so the aim of this website is to clear up confusion and show you clearly what you need to do to get a Band 7 or more.

Take a look at the testimonials page to see what my students have said.

Is writing stopping you from hitting your target score?

Take a look at the writing correction service here or click the banner below to access the page.

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Recent free lessons and blog posts

Are you having trouble thinking of ideas?

How to quickly think of ideas in IELTS writing. Updated: August 2022 A common problem many IELTS students is that ...

IELTS paraphrasing practice

IELTS Paraphrasing lesson and practice exercise. Updated: April 29th 2021 One of the most important skills in IELTS writing is ...

IELTS Grammar: Instead / Instead of / Rather than

How to use instead / instead of / rather than. When writing essays in IELTS task 2 (it also comes ...

IELTS Academic or General?

Which is better for you, IELTS general or academic? Before booking your exam make sure you know which test you ...

IELTS writing task 1: Line graph with a future trend

How to write about IELTS graphs with future trends. Updated: October 2023 Sometimes in IELTS academic writing task 1, you ...

IELTS pie chart lesson and model answer.

IELTS pie charts in writing task 1. Updated: April 2024 With IELTS pie charts you have to compare and contrast ...

IELTS Grammar: Most / Almost / Almost all

How to use Almost all / Most / Almost A quick grammar lesson here. Let's take a look at some ...

IELTS Grammar: Either, Neither, Both

How to use Either, Neither, Both Accuracy is important in IELTS grammar. Here is a short lesson on how to ...

IELTS vocabulary: Challenge, Try, Cheap, Low

Vocabulary lesson:  Challenge, Try, Cheap, Low. Here is another grammar point I have heard some students make when speaking. The ...

IELTS speaking sessions online.

I offer 30-minute IELTS mock speaking sessions online covering part 1 to 3 of the speaking exam.  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 session on Skype or Zoom. Click here for more details.

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