My IELTS Classroom Podcast

Ask an IELTS examiner anything!

August 25, 2020 Shelly Cornick and Nick Lone Episode 22
My IELTS Classroom Podcast
Ask an IELTS examiner anything!
Chapters
0:00
Introduction
3:17
Why didn't the IELTS examiner take off his mask during my speaking test last week?
6:39
How should we tackle Headings Match questions?
13:08
What should I do to prepare in the final days before my exam?
15:46
Do I have to mention every piece of information in Academic Writing Task One?
21:29
Is it really true that we don't have to mention the bullets in Speaking Part 2?
27:03
Do you really need idiomatic language to reach Band 8 for lexical resource?
34:22
Why do I keep scoring a 6.5 in reading when I consistently get 35 correct answers when I practice from the Cambridge books?
38:58
Is the difficulty of the Cambridge books really the same as the real exam or not? 
42:55
Are diagrams and maps common in Academic Writing Task One or not?
46:33
Will the Coronavirus be a topic in future IELTS writing and speaking tests? 
50:23
Is it true that writing a balanced approach essay will automatically give you a high score? 
57:10
Which is the correct pronunciation of "either" and "often"?
My IELTS Classroom Podcast
Ask an IELTS examiner anything!
Aug 25, 2020 Episode 22
Shelly Cornick and Nick Lone

Yes! It is my favourite type of podcast episode - an IELTS question and answer session! Thank you to everybody who submitted a question on Facebook or Instagram (and if you are not following me there, you should be as I add free new material every week). If we don't cover your query today, don't worry - we will run another "ask an IELTS examiner anything" episode again very soon!

You can read more about today's episodes at http://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner/

Today, we will answer the following questions:

  1. Why didn't the IELTS examiner take off his mask during my speaking test last week?
  2. How should we tackle Headings Match questions?
  3. What I should do to prepare in the final days before my exam? 
  4. Do I have to mention every piece of information in Academic Writing Task One?
  5. Is it really true that we don't have to mention the bullets in Speaking Part 2?
  6. Do you really need idiomatic language to reach Band 8 for lexical resource
  7. Why do I keep scoring a 6.5 in reading when I consistently get 35 correct answers when I practice from the Cambridge books? 
  8. Is the difficulty of the Cambridge books really the same as the real exam or not?
  9. Are diagrams and maps common in Academic Task One or not?
  10. Will the Coronavirus be a topic in future IELTS writing and speaking tests?
  11. Is it true that writing a balanced approach essay will automatically give you a high score?
  12. Which is the correct pronunciation of "either" and "often"?

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Yes! It is my favourite type of podcast episode - an IELTS question and answer session! Thank you to everybody who submitted a question on Facebook or Instagram (and if you are not following me there, you should be as I add free new material every week). If we don't cover your query today, don't worry - we will run another "ask an IELTS examiner anything" episode again very soon!

You can read more about today's episodes at http://blog.myieltsclassroom.com/ielts-examiner/

Today, we will answer the following questions:

  1. Why didn't the IELTS examiner take off his mask during my speaking test last week?
  2. How should we tackle Headings Match questions?
  3. What I should do to prepare in the final days before my exam? 
  4. Do I have to mention every piece of information in Academic Writing Task One?
  5. Is it really true that we don't have to mention the bullets in Speaking Part 2?
  6. Do you really need idiomatic language to reach Band 8 for lexical resource
  7. Why do I keep scoring a 6.5 in reading when I consistently get 35 correct answers when I practice from the Cambridge books? 
  8. Is the difficulty of the Cambridge books really the same as the real exam or not?
  9. Are diagrams and maps common in Academic Task One or not?
  10. Will the Coronavirus be a topic in future IELTS writing and speaking tests?
  11. Is it true that writing a balanced approach essay will automatically give you a high score?
  12. Which is the correct pronunciation of "either" and "often"?

Useful Links 

Rate and review My IELTS Classroom
If you are on Apple Podcasts, help us to help more people just like you by rating and reviewing our show. Reviews let other students - just like you - find our information-packed episodes and start their IELTS journey in the best possible way.

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Introduction
Why didn't the IELTS examiner take off his mask during my speaking test last week?
How should we tackle Headings Match questions?
What should I do to prepare in the final days before my exam?
Do I have to mention every piece of information in Academic Writing Task One?
Is it really true that we don't have to mention the bullets in Speaking Part 2?
Do you really need idiomatic language to reach Band 8 for lexical resource?
Why do I keep scoring a 6.5 in reading when I consistently get 35 correct answers when I practice from the Cambridge books?
Is the difficulty of the Cambridge books really the same as the real exam or not? 
Are diagrams and maps common in Academic Writing Task One or not?
Will the Coronavirus be a topic in future IELTS writing and speaking tests? 
Is it true that writing a balanced approach essay will automatically give you a high score? 
Which is the correct pronunciation of "either" and "often"?