Welcome to IELTS Focus.

If you need a band 7+ then take a look through the website for free IELTS advice and lessons.

This website contains free materials, tips, strategies, and free lessons to help you on your IELTS journey.

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?

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Recent free lessons and blog posts

IELTS Prepositions: By, Until, With

IELTS grammar: By, Until, With. Sometimes students make simple grammar mistakes when speaking or in the essay writing part of ...

IELTS writing task 1: The process of making milk and cheese

Writing task 1 IELTS academic process diagram. Updated: April 2024 Describing a process in  IELTS academic writing task 1 needs ...

IELTS bar graph lesson and model answer

IELTS writing task 1 bar graph. Updated: Jan 7th 2022 The key thing to remember about line graphs and bar ...

Forming complex sentences in IELTS

Using 'tend to', 'that' clauses and modals in IELTS writing and speaking. Updated: Jan 2nd 2022 A good skill to ...

IELTS discussion essays: expressing others opinions

How to write about people's opinions in IELTS discussion essays. Updated: April 2023 When writing a discussion essay in IELTS ...

IELTS writing task 2: How to write a causes solution essay

Step by step guide to writing an IELTS causes solution essay. Updated: January 2024 A common type of IELTS task ...

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 ...

British and American English in IELTS

Should you use British or American English in IELTS? Updated: July 2022 Some people are confused about whether to use ...

How to paraphrase in IELTS writing

Paraphrasing in IELTS essays. Updated: August 2022 An important skill in IELTS writing is being able to paraphrase the task ...

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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