Are you still trying to achieve Band 7 in IELTS?

I can help you get the IELTS score you need.

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, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing task 1 and Writing task 2 essays. I will show you the correct techniques, especially with writing, to help you hit your target score.

There is a lot of bad advice out there regarding IELTS, on top of that, many students think they can just jump to a Band 7 without much effort. In fact, it takes a lot of work and preparation to get a high score in IELTS. Take a look at the blog posts section below.


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Recent free lessons and blog posts

Line Graph Lesson: Energy Consumption by Fuel Source

Writing about a line graph with a future prediction. Here is a line graph from the Cambridge IELTS 9 book ...
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Two easily confused essays (problem / causes solutions essay)

What is the difference between a Causes Solutions and a Problem Solutions essay? Problem solutions and causes solutions essay are ...
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IELTS Speaking FAQ

17 commonly asked questions about the IELTS speaking test. There is a lot of misinformation and myths out there surrounding ...
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Writing Task 1: Fast Food Restaurants Bar Chart

Model Answer: Bar chart about fast food restaurants Bar charts are quite common in IELTS writing task 1 academic. Many ...
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Why can’t I get a Band 7?

I have heard this question so many times. Why can't I get a Band 7? I get so many people ...
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Model answer for a letter to a friend: Selling a laptop

IELTS general writing task 1, an informal letter. There are 2 main types of register that you will need for ...
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Writing task 1: Lesson and model answer for a floor plan

A floor plan in IELTS writing academic task 1. Here is an interesting IELTS academic task 1 question below. Be ...
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Writing Task 1: How to use ‘number, total, amount, figure, period’

Useful IELTS academic writing task 1 vocabulary. To get a good score in IELTS writing task 1 academic, you need ...
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Reading: 10 strategies for a high score

Is IELTS reading driving you crazy? Did you know that the IELTS reading test is not really about reading, it's ...
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Are you struggling with your writing? stuck at Band 6? Then take a look at our writing correction service below.

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