Welcome to my blog….

Hi, welcome to my blog. This is where I will be posting hints, tips, and strategies to help you get the score you want in the IELTS, for writing and speaking in particular. As well as this, I will be writing about other exams such as the PTE, TOEFL, OET, and the Cambridge suite (CPE,… Continue reading Welcome to my blog….

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Why this Band 7.0 essay is really band 5.0..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvaE1BAB8iU&feature=youtu.be Just made this video in response to a posting in the IELTS9.0 free preparation FB group...in it, someone had posted an essay and other group members had claimed this was a Band 7.0. The author was delighted naturally, however, when I read it, it was obvious that the essay was at most a 5.0.… Continue reading Why this Band 7.0 essay is really band 5.0..

Essay assessment with scoring, and Band 9.0 sample..

Another week, another video..more or less, anyway, I was contacted by a student who wanted to get some idea of his writing skills and what he needs to work on..so in this video, I go through the criteria, scoring, and show a band 9.0 sample essay at the end. The topic is a new one,… Continue reading Essay assessment with scoring, and Band 9.0 sample..

Band 9.0 Sample Essay (as requested by a student)

  As you may or may not know, in my FB group I assess student essays, comment on writing tasks, and answer general queries. One of my goals for the coming months is to be more regular regarding content creation, and I will post more about that shortly as I have some new things planned.… Continue reading Band 9.0 Sample Essay (as requested by a student)

Re-branding, the whys and wherefores..

As you may have noticed, I have changed the name of this site back to Prepare IELTS from IELTS9PRO. The reason is to do with me having a clearer identity across several platforms, nothing more. I have an FB page, FB group, YouTube channel, etc..and this site and it's easier to have one name. IELTS9PRO… Continue reading Re-branding, the whys and wherefores..

Student Essay Assessment With Band 9.0 Sample..

Hello, time for another video. This time it's from one of my students on Langu who needed a little help with his writing. In the video I correct his errors, make a commentary, and show a Band 9.0 sample essay for the the same topic by way of illustration. One more thing, if you want… Continue reading Student Essay Assessment With Band 9.0 Sample..