Are you still trying to get a band 7 or more in IELTS?

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

Hi, I’m Ray and I run a small English school in Kyushu, Japan (London Language Lounge). I have been teaching IELTS here since 2009. I founded IELTS Focus in 2016 to help my students hit their target score in the IELTS exam.

This website contains free materials, tips, strategies and free lessons to help you on your IELTS journey. I also have an online writing correction service and one to one 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 get a Band 7 or more.

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

Is writing stopping you from hitting your target score?

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Word count for IELTS writing tasks

What is the ideal word count for IELTS writing? Updated July 2022. This is a common question many IELTS candidates ...

Useful technique for ‘True, False, Not Given’

TFNG /YNNG: Changing the statements into questions. Updated: September 2023 True False Not Given and Yes No Not Given questions ...

What’s more important? grammatical range or accuracy?

Let's take a look at grammatical range and accuracy in IELTS writing. Many IELTS test takers think that they need ...

IELTS speaking part 2 structure

Use a structure to help you talk for the full 2 minutes. Updated: September 2023 In IELTS speaking part 2, ...

Writing examples in IELTS essays.

How to write examples in IELTS essay body paragraphs. Updated: January 2023 In IELTS writing task 2 it is very ...

7 model answers: IELTS writing task 2

Updated:  February 2024 An IELTS essay is a ‘discursive essay’ where you may have to discuss an issue, give an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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