IELTS Study Tips and Skills



i don't know where i stands for. I usually try to speak in English and sings songs in English because i love English music. i don't know my level of English. i don't know from where i improve more because i don't know my level. I speaks in assent like british and american and i think this assent comes in my talking because of i listen too much english music and videos but sometimes it is neither british nor us accent. I'm sure you will laugh on this but its happen with me. sometimes i think that i should work on more on grammer and vocabulary.
i want to know is there any test to know my level. i want to give ielts exam but i don't know am i suitable to it or not. and want to know how long should i prepare for ielts exam, mean that is it 1 year or 2 years? i want to be good in all aspects of English and ielts is the good choice but confused to prepare it or not.

if prepare from where i get study meterial and all the stuff which will help me to prepare my ielts exam.

i am thinking now days that first do all the section in this site of british council and after i will start to prepare ielts when i have some grasp or english.

help me

Hello ASH_B,

I'm afraid we don't offer a level test at LearnEnglish, but I expect you could take one at a British Council Teaching Centre near you. You could also search the internet for 'free level test English', though I'm not sure how reliable the different tests you find will be.

The IELTS is not a test that you pass or fail – the score you get describes your level. I'd highly recommend you read more about it at TakeIELTS if you want to know more.

Finally, I'd suggest you read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to use the LearnEnglish to improve your level.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

try to keep in mind that
first person singulars are I, You, We and third person singulars are He she It so most of the time third persons are followed by verb s E.g She wants to go home and with the first person no verb s is added E.g I want to go

Dear sir can u tell me how to develop writing skills grammatically ? And how to start writing ? I cant write a couple of sentences well.

Hello Rind.aziz,

I'd recommend you follow the advice on improving your writing on our Help page. There are also some useful resources for academic writing in Writing for a purpose, writing for the IELTS at TakeIELTS and for some practical purposes on the ESOLNexus's Writing page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi teacher,
i need to give an answer to this question:
when did you last travel by train?
please can you help me what's the correct one or all are correct?
1/ my last travel by train was in july
2/ my last travelling by train was in July
3/ I last travelled by train in July

thank you for uour help


Hi Youf,

I'm sorry, we don't help users with this sort of question, as too many people were asking us to do their homework for them! If you have a question about any of the pages on LearnEnglish, we'd be happy to help.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,

Thank you for the recommendation of the Help Page. It's really useful. I can find practical tips there.

Tu Le

hello everyone Good Morning,
please could any body tell me which one is correct and why?
Truth has its own beauty.
Truth have its own beauty.
can we use have/has both with its. here is truth can use can helping verb?