Anna from Sweden, Joan from Hong Kong and Rosselle from the Philippines share their secrets on how to succeed in the IELTS reading paper.

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Intermediate: B1


How can I learn English for ielts on website I tried looking for the practice for ilets but I didn't find it. Please advice!


i been here since a while now ,, certainly since i started study for my ielts test
this website gave me tremendous beneficial substances ,,, i submitte for ielts twice last one was in june in 2015 i got 6 over all ,,, now after a year from my last test ,, i prepare my self to study for it again ,, but with more a doubts this time ,, am i too old to get 7 overall
i am 36 now and running quickly to my 37 in end of next DEC ,,, i know it has nothing to do with the article but i might find some one here who get 7 over all in his latest 4th decade

Dear sir i have taken ielts for 5 times, and my maximum score in different tests is as under.
L 8 / R 6.5 / W 6.5 / S 7
My desired band is at least 7 in each module with total of 7.5.
Please help me. i had worked really hard but its not paying.

Kind regards

i have done it twice i seek 7 overall band my highest score was 6 ,, last time i submit to test in June 2015 i study for my third time hopefully i will do well this time ,, apparently we both have same problem ,, we study hard make some good scores in some sectors and bad in others sectors ,,, i dont have time to study in British council it is too fa from my home i depend completely on self study books and i have tones of those and all of them Cambridge publications which is authentic materials ,,, i am honored to tell u that u inspired me after i thought to quite all this after 2 failure attempts ,,, but in comparison to your 5 times i haven't done a lot yet

Hello dr.sajidsallam,

It's very hard for me to give you any advice just on the basis of your scores without knowing much more about your English and your strengths and weaknesses in various areas. I can, however, make two suggestions.

The first is to visit our dedicated site for IELTS candidates, TakeIELTS, which is full of advice, practice materials, sample answers and more. It will be a great help, I am sure.

Second, you might consider, if you have not done so already, if the British Council in your country can provide any other help in the form of short courses, seminars and so on.

Good luck with your ambition!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I can consult somethings in spanish langage?

Hello pepxamena,

I'm afraid we only allow comments in English on our site. I'd encourage you to ask your question here; even if you're not confident about how to ask it, we'll do our best to help you.

You might also want to consider looking into classes if you live near a British Council centre. Many of our teachers understand Spanish and I'm sure they could help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am really dejected about the "Passive sentence" of this "Active sentence" = I know him.

One of my friends told me that "He is known to me" is not a passive sentence. He said that it is like this "He is industrious, or he is intelligent". "KNOWN" IS ADJECTIVE HERE.

I am really confused about this sentence. Even we know that "in passive" the word "Know" is followed by preposition "To". Is it not a passive sentence?

I know him. He is known to me..

Hello maqsoodahmedmagsi,

'He is known' can be both subject + verb + adjective and a passive construction, so you're both right in a way. But your friend is right that in 'He is known to me', 'known' is an adjective. If it were a passive construction, you might see, for example, 'by' used to indicate the agent, but actually 'known' isn't usually used in the passive that way, so I can't give you an example that isn't artificial.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team