Are you struggling to get a high score in IELTS?

Take a look through the website for free tips, advice, and lessons for the IELTS exam.

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, particularly writing task 1, writing task 2, and the speaking section of the exam.

There is a lot of bad advice out there regarding IELTS and 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.  However, 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

Model answer for a pie chart and table

Double tasks in IELTS academic writing task 1. Updated: May 7th 2022 In IELTS academic writing task 1 you could ...
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IELTS Vocabulary: Adverbial phrases

Comment adverbials and set phrases for a higher speaking score. Updated: April 28th 2022. In the IELTS speaking exam you ...
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IELTS vocabulary: crime and punishment

Updated: April 7th 2022 In IELTS writing task 2 various topics come up, such as the environment, family, society, work, ...
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IELTS academic task 1: model answer for 2 diagrams

Model answer for IELTS writing task 1 maps/diagrams. Updated July 2022 Maps or diagrams often show up in the IELTS ...
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Writing an introduction without paraphrasing

Do you have to paraphrase the task question when writing an IELTS essay? This is a question I was recently ...
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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: 3 diagrams/maps with a model answer

IELTS model answer for 3 diagrams/maps over 3 time periods. Updated: Jan 2nd 2022 Here is a tricky looking task ...
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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. Updated: July 2021 You are probably aware that paraphrasing ...
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