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

IELTS academic writing task 1: Table on consumer expenditure

Model answer and analysis of a table in IELTS writing task 1. Tables sometimes show up in IELTS academic writing ...
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IELTS General: Letter to a friend about a problem at work.

General Writing Task 1: Model answer for a letter to a friend about work issues. If you are doing IELTS ...
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Make your own IELTS study plan.

Setting up your own personalised IELTS study schedule. If you are serious about getting a Band 7+ in IELTS then ...
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IELTS Writing Task 1: Paraphrasing statistics

Paraphrasing percentages and statistics in IELTS academic writing task 1. Updated: Feb 10th 2022 One thing that can be challenging ...
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Are you worried about time management?

Timing and preparation in IELTS Writing One of the biggest concerns for people doing the IELTS exam, particularly in the ...
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Why am I stuck at Band 6 in Speaking?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked about in IELTS. 'Why can't I get Band 7 ...
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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 solution essay)

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

17 commonly asked questions about the IELTS speaking test. Updated Jan 14th 2020. There is a lot of misinformation and ...
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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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