IELTS Study Tips and Skills



I am from Afghanistan,
I would like to go for Ielts on 9 of June which about 28 days to go for it. I am very weak in Reading and writing. Please, if any body can assist me in this regard

Hi there,
I could do with some help because I have some problems with the Wirting Test 2. If there is the question to what extend you agree or disagree do I only need to write the pro arguments then for example. Or always both sides?

Hello manu_ela!
Actually, it's up to you. I tell my students that you have two patterns to choose from. If you are happy you have several strong 'pro' reasons, then you can simply write about those – but then your conclusion should say “For the reasons outlined above, I strongly agree...” If you are more in the middle (or can't think of enough pro reasons ;) ) then you can write both sides, but remember to give your opinion - “Although both sides of the argument have merit, on balance I believe...”
If the question specifically ASKS you to discuss advantages and disadvantages, then you do need to discuss both sides, and will be marked down if you don't.
Hope that's useful!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team.

Hello lady and  gentlemen i am a new member for this website I would like to learn and speak English fluent. please I want a help... am from Ethiopia

Hi to all my new friends in BRITISH COUNCIL site,
actually i have IELTS exam in next couple of week but its seems i am not enough ready for take good results so i need some advice and help is there any  chance to have it???

Hello mehdi,
I think with only two weeks to go, you need to be realistic about how much you can improve. However, even if you don't get the score you need or want, you will learn about the exam, and should be in a better position to take it again in the future.
As for some advice - I always tell my students to listen to or read the questions carefully! Many students lose marks by not answering the question properly.
Good luck, and let us know how you get on with your exam!
Stephen Jones
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, i'm from China, I really want to learn English more,no matter speaking or writing. Is there anyone can tell me how to learn better?

I have doubt in using "need" & "want". In what situation i need to use "want" & "need". 
Which one is correct:
I need a coffee or I want a coffee