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. I also have a writing correction service and IELTS speaking sessions online.

There is so much bad advice online 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.

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


Recent free lessons and blog posts

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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IELTS General Writing Task 1: Formal letter model answer

A letter to your boss asking for time off In the IELTS general training, you will need to write a ...
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IELTS Listening lesson: Maps

Labelling a Map in IELTS listening. Listening to directions for a map can be quite tricky for some people. In ...
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IELTS Grammar: Conditional sentences.

How to use zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditionals (if sentences) There are four kinds of conditional sentences. The zero ...
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9 Tricky IELTS Part 2 Speaking topics

Tips and ideas for difficult IELTS Speaking part 2 topics. Sometimes in IELTS speaking, you will get a tricky topic ...
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Writing task 1: Process diagram about recycling aluminum

Model answer for a process diagram about recycling. Updated: April 8th 2022. Process diagrams are some of the easiest tasks ...
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IELTS General writing task 1: Letter to a friend

Model answer for a letter to a friend about exercise. In the general version of IELTS writing task 1, there ...
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8 things that could lower your IELTS writing score

Things to avoid in IELTS essays. Updated: Nov 19th, 2022 The essay writing section of IELTS is formal. This is ...
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Paraphrasing and Synonyms in IELTS reading

An exercise to test your synonyms and paraphrasing in IELTS reading. Updated: Dec 23rd 2021. A key skill for a ...
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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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