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.

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Recent free lessons and blog posts

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, ...

IELTS academic task 1: model answer for 2 diagrams

Model answer for IELTS writing task 1 maps/diagrams. Updated: Feb 2023 Maps or diagrams often show up in the IELTS ...

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 ...

Unusual IELTS speaking part 1 topics

Tricky or strange IELTS part 1 speaking topics. Updated:  September 2023 Part 1 of the IELTS speaking test is actually ...

IELTS writing task 1: 3 diagrams/maps with a model answer

IELTS model answer for 3 diagrams/maps over 3 time periods. Updated: Feb 12th 2023 Here is a tricky looking task ...

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 ...

Paraphrasing in IELTS speaking

The key to a higher score in IELTS speaking is paraphrasing. Updated: September 2023 You are probably aware that paraphrasing ...

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 ...

IELTS Listening lesson: Maps

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

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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