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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Author: Kristin Espinar

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Learn how to get a 7+ Band Score on the IELTS exam. Activate Your IELTS is a show that will help you develop the exam strategy skills as well as develop your English language level so that you are able to get the IELTS band score that you need to achieve your dreams.

About Your Host
I have been an English instructor for over 13 years. I have taught in Spain, Russia, and the United States. Over the years I have taught everything from General English to Accent Reduction and Official Exam Preparation. I have twelve years of experience teaching FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, and TOEFL. Academic English is my passion and I want to share it with you.

I also have experience in official assessment for exams and have been an examiner for different exams. I was certified as a trainer for Cambridge exams (FCE) and have done official assessment for TOEFL exams. Additionally, I have spent several years teaching in American universities preparing international students to succeed academically.

Furthermore, I have spent several years in academic management, teacher training and eLearning. My career has spanned many years, countries, and areas in the field of English. Because this is my passion, I wanted to share my insights with you and hope that it helps you in your exam preparation journey.

What Will We Talk About?
On this show we will work on building your English level, learning how to take the IELTS exam, looking for affordable resources, and doing exercises that help you get the skills you need to pass the IELTS exam. I believe you can do is, so let's get started!
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A few weeks ago I talked about how a lot of people forget to prepare adequately for task 1.  This is a mistake, you don’t want to set yourself up for failure and this is an easy task to prepare for but it DOES take some time.  So let me give you my tips for getting your task 1 preparation plan together. Episode Links IELTS Freebie: Writing Task 1 Project Plan (General Training) IELTS Writing Correction Service  IELTS Writing and Speaking Digital Course Waitlist Survey Link: http://survey.libsyn.com/activateyourielts Transcript Instructions: Click the survey link above and complete.  Take a screenshot of completed survey and send to: teamactivateyourielts@gmail.com Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5
Soo…...one of the biggest errors that I normally see in student academic writing is the comma splice...The dreaded comma splice!!  So you probably don’t even know what that means, but it’s likely you are making this mistake and it’s definitely dragging your writing down. Episode Links Freebie: Fix the Comma Splice IELTS Writing and Speaking Experience Waitlist Compound, Complex, Simple Sentence Episode Facebook Group Instagram Survey Link: http://survey.libsyn.com/activateyourielts Instructions: Click the survey link above and complete.  Take a screenshot of completed survey and send to: teamactivateyourielts@gmail.com Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5  
In this episode, I look at the common fears that students have around their IELTS preparation.  Some students have fears of not achieving their goals, while other students have fears that seem to affect their ability to deliver their IELTS writing or speaking tasks.   Episode Links IELTS Writing Correction Service IELTS Action Plan Freebie IELTS Writing and Speaking Experience Waitlist  Transcript Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5  
This episode focuses on helping you to write in a stronger and more effective way by eliminating unnecessary phrases like it is, it was, there is, there were.  Listen to understand why and see some examples of it in action. Episode Links Win a Free Consultation Survey Link Instructions: Click the survey link above and complete.  Take a screenshot of completed survey and send to: teamactivateyourielts@gmail.com IELTS Vocabulary Notebook IELTS Writing and Speaking Digital Course Waitlist Passive Voice Episode 54 Transcript Link Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5
In this episode, I look at some key vocabulary that you can use to describe graphs in IELTS writing.  I also provide a free PDF to help you with your IELTS preparation practice. Episode Links IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic Training Vocabulary Freebie Link IELTS Coaching Link Transcript link  Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5
In this episode, I discuss the structure of IELTS writing task 1 (Academic)  In particular I focus on describing graphs and how you should organize your paragraphs.  I give some quick tips so you can get some quick wins. Win a free video consultation on your IELTS writing and speaking tasks.  All you have to do is complete the survey in the episode notes, do a good job leave a detailed survey, answering all the questions, and you will be entered for a chance to win a free 30-minute video consultation with me.  I pick a new winner each month, so complete the survey for your chance to win. Episode Links IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Guide Freebie link Win a Free Consultation Survey Link IELTS Coaching Link Episode Transcript Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5  
In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective.  One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing. Freebie link IELTS coaching link Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5
In this episode, I show students how to develop their writing in an effort to make it more effective.  One way to do this is to learn how to start using concrete rather than vague language. Here I give 3 quick tips to instantly improve your writing. Episode Links IELTS Coaching with Kristin Transcript Freebie Thesaurus Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5  
Timing is an important element to nailing the IELTS writing and speaking part of the exam, but unfortunately it is also often overlooked in preparation.  In this episode, I reveal exactly how to manage timing for both parts of the exam in your IELTS preparation. Episode Links: IELTS Timing Guide Freebie Win a Free 30 Min Video Consult Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5
Authentic texts are an essential part of your IELTS preparation.  What are authentic texts? These are real-life examples of English in use, things like newspapers, videos, podcasts, and music.  I want you to use authentic texts for a variety of reasons which I go over in detail in this episode. I also talk about some of my favorite texts and provide a freebie for you to download so you can click directly on them and don’t have to go searching for them on your own.  Click the link below to get the freebie delivered to your inbox now. Episode Links Facebook link My Favorite Authentic Texts Freebie Stock Media Provided by Lndnsounds/Pond5  
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Manoj Rodex

I liked the way. very interesting and useful

Oct 16th
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Aleksandr Alimov

To improve your writing you should improve your grammar, vocabulary and all other parts of language. And most important - you need to pay me... Haha just one more useless "teacher". Just waste my time

Aug 28th
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Jijo Joseph

It's very Nice and productive session for the beginners.

Aug 24th
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