Video: Register tips

Narration: Formal and informal writing styles vary because of the language that we use. The following points should be considered when deciding what register to use in your Task I letter. First of all, phrasal verbs (for example: take part in, look into, watch out for) are most often used in informal writing. When writing … Read more

Formal, informal and semi formal

Before moving on with this lesson, take this quick test to see if you can identify formal, informal and semi formal language. Click the link below to get started!

Video: What is register?

Narration: ‘Register’ refers to the style of language that you use depending on the situation and who you are communicating with. In Task 1 of the IELTS General Training writing test, your register should relate to who you are writing your letter to. As you saw in the previous exercise, this can be divided into … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. EXTENSION REGISTER FORMAL INFORMAL SEMI-FORMAL RESPOND SUPERIOR SLANG COLLOQUIAL TURN DOWN PARTICULARLY

5 tips to improve your reading

READING: 5 tips to improve your reading result Are you taking practice test after practice, but not seeing your score improve? Stuck on the same level with your reading for ages? You’re not alone – this is a very common problem, especially when you are studying on your own without a teacher or other students … Read more

Video: Sentence completion

Narration: Sentence completion questions are designed to test your ability to understand specific information shown in a passage. There are two types of sentence completion questions. This is the instruction for Type A. This is the instruction for Type B. For type A, you need to complete a sentence using one of the options given. … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… what you need to do with headings style questions the best way to approach these questions some useful tips to help you get the right answer some common errors with this type of question Now take the end of lesson review

Complete Headings practice

Now practise your skills by completing a headings style reading section. Click the link below to get started!