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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Strong English language skills are the only thing you need to succeed on the IELTS.

When should you read English material if you want to improve your vocabulary, reading speed, and comprehension?

Knowing the band score you need will help you:

Which of the following is not mentioned in the 5 Step IELTS Studying Plan?

What shouldn't you do on the morning of your exam?

An IELTS "idea bank" will:

Knowing the types of questions on the exam will help you plan better.

Most colleges and universities require a band 9 score.

To succeed on IELTS you need to:


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Thanks Adam,i don’t think i have catch up your lesson exactly,but still got 8/9.so weird

Friday, December 2nd 2016

    Hi Fianna,It’s great to know you are a Chinese.I really love China as well as Chinese people,they are the best in the world.I really wish to learn Chinese. I’ve been watching Chinese dramas for quite some time to improve my listening.Since you are a Chinese teacher I hope you will be of great help to me.shy shy.Long live my dearest China…

    Sunday, December 18th 2016

thanks Adam this video is really helpful you certainly did a great job with this illustration thanks again

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Oh one incorrect 😏 Adam , That was a great lesson .It will help me out. Thanks million trillion ☺

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Thanks for the lesson Adam. I do think that strong English language accuisition is the best way to score your (desired) band, however, thanks again for the useful tips.

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Thanks Adam, this lesson was great..Now I know how to do the test..

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Hi Adam!

Could you please help with these sentences to see they are correct?

1. I did a wheelspin to my car
2. I had a wheelspin in my car
3. The car did a wheelspin or The car had a wheelspin?

Thank you

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

    Hi Markos,

    Maybe you mean “I did a wheelspin with my car.”

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Thank you Adam for this lesson.

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Thank you, Adam! im inspiring to deal with the test.

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

hi adam, thanks for this lesson, maybe i am just a begginer i haven’t thought yet that i will take tests like these tests but according what mentioned in the videos, it looks so hard and it scared me .why don’t put a full example of this test on this website?.

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

    Hi Skikda,

    You should visit ielts.org. They explain the test format and supply sample questions there.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

HI Adam, I got 9/9, useful lesson,thanks a lot, now I know, that my route is still have brain in english :)

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Thanks Adam, but now I am in doubt. Isn’t the test valid for 2 years only?

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

    Hi Bergvolk,

    Yes, it is, but once you have your score, you should take advantage of it. Most people need the test just once to get into school or for immigration. After that, most people don’t need the score again.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

      thanks

      Saturday, May 20th 2017

Wow, what a long exposition and explanation about IELTS (International English Language Test Student), although I didn’t think that I would have the chance or possibility to pass this exam before but now I find it very interesting, improving my skills about reading, listening, writing and speaking. I believe I should focus it on my daily study, aiming to encourage my motivation about this topic of the IELTS. Thanks a lot teacher Adam.

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

    Sorry I think I had a mistake spelling IELTS, it will be International English Language Testing System, then the error is fixed. Thanks.

    Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thanks Adam, interesting and useful ideas to be aware of before taking any test.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Very good lesson! Thank you, Adam! I am thinking about my abbility and readyness to do IELTS test.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

I think this one can be a good and necessary lesson for those who want to take the IELTS as you mentioned. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

I just want to say, you awesome.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

thaaankks
<3 <3

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Good job teacher but would you advise to take the TOEFL or any other type of test to get a better job?. Is it necessary?. Regard!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

    Hi Cart,

    In some countries, employers want to see a test score. For example, in Asia, the TOEIC test is quite commonly asked for. If you can get a good score on the TOEFL, that could be useful as well. The best thing to do is find out what the requirements in your country are.

    Good luck ;)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Thanks, Adam, love your class, thanks for your clearly expression. You are wonderful!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Nice lesson I got 6 out of 9

Monday, December 5th 2016

mr.Adam my favorite teacher on this site. Thanks a lot!

Monday, December 5th 2016

Got a 9/9! Woohoo!

Monday, December 5th 2016

Adam thank you very much. Great Video !!!

Monday, December 5th 2016

Thank you very much~^^

Monday, December 5th 2016

Thank you Mr Adam

Monday, December 5th 2016

Hi Adam! Very nice video, even I am not going to do the test, I am sure this lesson is really useful to improve my English.

Thanks!!

Monday, December 5th 2016

So nice website, thank you.

Monday, December 5th 2016

    Thank you Emadkamil :)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Can someone tel me where I can find free videos lessons.

Monday, December 5th 2016

    You’ve found them here Yoonis :)

    You can also search YouTube for others.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Excellent tips.Thanks

Monday, December 5th 2016

Thanks Adam.

Monday, December 5th 2016

Sorry, our videos are only available on YouTube. Our teachers make money from YouTube ads, which lets us offer all these lessons for free. We hope you understand. 😿

Monday, December 5th 2016

thanks Adam!!! great ideas for me

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Thanks Adam good work.
Can I have a link for Cambridge IELTS books which you have mentioned in the video.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

    Hi Dileepad,

    If you go to amazon.com and type ielts in the search you will find many such books.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

So much thanks Adam, I enjoyed of your expression, I’m trying to improve my listening and speaking on the other hand, I’m not going to pass exam so I’m relax really.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

    ;)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hello!! Thanks again! Adam I have a question it doesn’t have to do with this but I hope you can answer please… Is there any difference between “I have no … ” and ” I don’t have …” Do I explain myself? thank you so much Adam!! =D

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

    Hi Blueapplee,

    I have no + noun (I have no money)
    I don’t have + any + noun (I don’t have any money)

    They both mean the same, but the structure is different.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

I like you so much , what an amazing lesson is this !

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

I got 9/9, very helpful and generous Adam :)
Thanks
Need a Speaking Partner, I am going to take IELTS in Jan Please Need help
Skype ID: ehtisham.hussain.kokab

Thursday, December 8th 2016

    Good luck Ehtishamhussain :)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hi Adam,
I’m looking for the guide how to prepare to TOEFL test. I have worked with many of videos on Engvid.com with the different teachers. All of them are amazing, but for me your videos work the best. I understand better, learn faster and with a great desire. So, can you, please, help me to find some kind of guide to study English in a certain order, like having a plan what to do 1st, 2nd … Or, may be you already have it somewhere on your channel, but I just don’t know. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely yours,
Alie Zinnurova

Thursday, December 8th 2016

    Hi Alie,

    Ideally, the first step is to build vocab and increase reading speed. You can do both at the same time. Also, get as many practice tests as you can and work with these. Practice note-taking, and find someone to give you feedback on the speaking and writing sections as well.

    Good luck.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hello, Mr Adam. Thanks for such an informative lesson! Although I took IELTS in May 2015 and got 7.5 overall, I am going to take it a second time and get at least 8 next summer. One of the most helpful resources is youк own website, which I recommend to everyone because of its great value. Thank you for making me pay proper attention to some aspects of academic writing that I somehow ignored in the past (or simply didn’t know:)). I hope your hard work is appreciated all over the globe.

Thursday, December 8th 2016

    Thank you Dior. I appreciate it :)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Adam – you are great teacher! It’s the nice lesson. I want to ask somebody to help me with English and speaking with me in Skype or any other program. I hope for you hepl! peace!

Thursday, December 8th 2016

    Hopefully someone here will contact you Nikolay. Good luck :)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

I got 89 thank you Adam

Friday, December 9th 2016

Very useful, thanks, Adam.:)

Friday, December 9th 2016

Got 89,Thank you teacher it was a great lesson I never had this information.Teacher would you please help me understand this sentence,I came across while i was reading a news on “The Telegraph”
Who has was involved in the crash?
I haven’t ever seen such sentence stucture before,there for unable to figure out whether to which tense this sentence belongs to.
please explain me the use of “already” in these sentences,since I just can’t get any meaning out of these sentences because of the use of already here.
Geez…quit doing stuff like this,already.
Shut it,already.
Stop blaming me,alredy
Thanks

Friday, December 9th 2016

    Hi Eichi,

    Is this the sentence: Who has was involved in the crash? If yes, then it’s a typo (the editor missed it). the ‘has’ is unnecessary.

    The already in the samples is just there for emphasis and to show that the speaker is frustrated.It doesn’t serve a purpose in terms of timing or experience. If you take ‘aready’ out of each sentence, the meaning will remain, but the tone/mood will change.

    Does this help?

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

      Thank you Teacher it really is of great help

      Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Thank you for you nice lectures

Saturday, December 10th 2016

Tanks Adam for this useful lesson

Saturday, December 10th 2016

    Thanks

    Saturday, December 10th 2016

Dear Adam,

Do you know a really good web site for preparing exams? I’m used to visit “Duolingo” but I have to admit its level is low. What do you recommend?

I love your web site! Thank you very much and good luck!

Saturday, December 10th 2016

    Hi Luislopezter,

    Have you done a google search for your particular test? There are lots of sites online. Which test will you be taking?

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hi Ms Adam

I am so worried of IELTS ,because I started to study English seriously From the beginning 4 months ago then I want to do IELTS in 4 months

Now I am studying at home what must I do ?
either complete newheadway books or start preparation for IELTS?

Monday, December 12th 2016

    Hi Zakaryaalmarran,

    It depends on your level. You should try doing an IELTS practice test and see how you score. If you are below 5, you should work some more on your English. If you are 5 or higher, you can work on the test.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

I am sorry
Mr I have written (ms)

Monday, December 12th 2016

    no worries ;)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Thanks Adam, interesting and useful ideas

Monday, December 12th 2016

Thanks so much Adam, your illustration is really helpful

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Assalumalikom.i like english but i not know learn.
if you help me tolearn well ?

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

    Alikomassalum, Ilhamme. Please watch as many videos here as you can. you will learn quickly I’m sure :)

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Can you mention a free IELTS practice site

Wednesday, December 14th 2016

    Hi Mohammed. The best suggestion I can make is to Google “IELTS Practice” and see what sites come up.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

      thanks teacher.

      Wednesday, December 21st 2016

hi. thanks a lot. 10/10.

Thursday, December 15th 2016

I am learning English.I am gonging to develop speaking skill.could someone help me?

Friday, December 16th 2016

Thank You Mr Adam
there is any good source of ielts exams examples?

Saturday, December 17th 2016

    Hi Sabdooo. The best suggestion I can make is to Google “IELTS Practice” and see what sites come up.

    You can also try ielts.org

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hello Adam!

Fantastic lesson as usual! I appreciate it a lot. Although I am not going to do the IELTS (I will neither immigrate nor study abroad), anyway your tips and advice are helpful for most of the tests we do in or everyday life.

It is also good to listen a native speaker speaking a little bit fast, so as to get used to it.

Regards!

Saturday, December 17th 2016

Hello everyone!

I am looking for some foreign partner to practise English on Skype. If there is someone here interesting, please let me know.

See you!

Saturday, December 17th 2016

Thank you, Adam. I’m beginner. I have more disavantage study IELTS :)

Saturday, December 17th 2016

    It just takes time and practice Cmint7 :) You’ll get there.

    Tuesday, December 20th 2016

thank you my teacher adam

Monday, December 19th 2016

thank u teacher adem

Monday, December 19th 2016

Thank you for good advice.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Thanks Everyone :P)

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

    can u please overview this:
    The provided line graph provides the information of fish, lamb, beef and chicken used to eat in a Europe from 1970 to 2004. Here solid line shows the fish use by European people on the other hand dotted lines show the other available meats in grams per person per week.
    In general, it illustrates the comparison between the use of fish and other meats.
    As is observed from the graph, fish consumption in Europe did not change too much in these years. However, most interesting consumption was beef. In 1979, beef consumption was around 225 grams having few fluctuations. Beef value kept decreasing till 2004 and it is expected beef use will go down further.
    On the contrary, as it can see the graph, chicken and lamb had an inverse relation. Both had about 150 grams consumption in 1979 but after that chicken had an increasing trend and reverse was true for lamb.
    In addition, from 1979 to 2004, the chicken was the only meat whose consumption increased by about 100 grams while other meats consumption decreased. However, in these years fish consumption remained almost unchanged.

    Friday, December 23rd 2016

      Hi Ehtishamhussainkokab,

      I’m afraid I can’t really go over samples here, but I will suggest you try to do a self-edit and find the grammar mistakes in it. Go sentence by sentence and identify your independent clause in each and the see if the idea comes through.

      Good luck

      Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thanks teacher for the tips, all are going to be very useful.

Friday, December 23rd 2016

Dear Adam
Thanks for your good skills teaching

Sunday, December 25th 2016

I am very glad to be in touch with all of you.
I consider passing IELTS Academic version.
Dear Adam you mentioned there are many lessons on engVid,where can I find them ?Otto

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

    Hi Otto,

    There’s a search box at the top of the page. Type IELTS into it and you will see the available lessons listed. Or see “topics” in the menu bar.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Where can I find suitable articles for IELTS speaking practice?

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Sir, I’m now pursuing 2nd B.Sc Computer Science I decided
Studying in Abroad.Now I’m How can prepare IELTS,TOEFL etc.Thank you sir

Wednesday, December 28th 2016

    Hi Gudi,

    You’ll need to find some study material and practice tests. You can order these online, or search for free ones, or join a community in which others have already taken the test.
    Good luck.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thanks Adam my favourite English teacher.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thank you!

Saturday, January 14th 2017

Hello there!
My name is Luca, I’m Italian and I’m trying to find someone to speak with.
If you are interested this is my skype luca.medici88
Bye!

Monday, January 16th 2017

ADAM,got 56;5rgt ans out of9

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you sir

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Please tell me why perfect continuous tenses cannot be changed into passive voice?

Friday, February 17th 2017

Before five mints i have seen video on
YouTube and joint this.
Actually i really confused from where i will stat it i have registered but i dont know afer the registration what i need to do how can see videos and lectures pleaze help as soon as possible

Friday, February 17th 2017

Fron where i will stat

Friday, February 17th 2017

wow!!! without watching the video I had 7/9 but am sad

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thank you for your advice.

Monday, February 20th 2017

Hi Adam,

my score was 7/9 .

thank you for your lesson

bye bye

Daniela

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

hi
i’m ask for what ielts life skill a1?

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Hi adam
i’m Tarek
What THE exam IELTS LIFE SKILL A1?

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Hi Adam,
I love your lessons an especially this one. You really focus the problems that the students are dealing with and always try to prepare them to their drems. You are also ware of that numerous students have problem about writing and speaking. For instance, ı cannot fınd any ıdea when ı am writing an essay or when ı am speaking. I hope that you can make a video about how can ı or we improve our IDEA BANK? and how can fill our mind with reasonable and coherent information?

Thanks for your effort to prepare this lesson and ı hope you can make one more video about IDEA BANk :-)

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Hi, Adam

Many thanks for these tips and ideas for test taking and to learn English effectively.

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

Hello, Adam

Thank you so much for your lesson.

I would like to ask you that on the test day, Do they provide us the stationery? if they do, what kind of stationery they provide? but if they do not, what should I prepare? Do they allow the test taker to use pencils and erasers, or pens and liquid paper?
Could you please clarify me? Thank you.

Have a good day.

Sunday, March 5th 2017

Thank u adam for The lesson.i really like it specially when u talk about active and passive skills .have u a materials about how we prepare for the speaking section because i see it the most difficult one

Friday, March 10th 2017

Hi Adam,

Nice to see you here. Are you sure that the writing section is the hardest section? i believe it should be the speaking test. Am i right? Thanks

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thank you. I may find this lecture useful.

Saturday, March 25th 2017

Thanks alot ,you give me a great power to be better (i wish be better 😭)

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

hi Adam,I have just 40 days for my exam, before I was busy to learn Dutch so I forgot a little English, I want to know is there any chance for me to get 6.5 Academic IELTS.

Monday, April 3rd 2017

would u please tell me your advise ?

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Hi Adam, thank you for your IELTS tips! Now I can start my study plan. Ah! I’ve got 9 in the quiz :)

Monday, April 10th 2017

great teacher!!

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Hi,
I have to prepare for a Michigan test in a community college. I need an advice for different part of the test as Reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary
Thanks

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Hi Adam. I am a TESL student teacher and I am really enjoying the IELTS tips and lessons. I am preparing a presentation for my class on this website however I cant find who owns it and when it was created. Would you be able to give me this info ?
Thank you in advance. I am in Toronto – Canada

Monday, April 24th 2017

Adam,

Thanks for your videos, these are really helpful for improving my English skills and for being self-confident. would you suggest me some book with exercises for improving the four topics of the test?
Thanks

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

I got 9 out of 9. Excellent lesson…!!

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Thanks for helping for ielts

Thursday, May 4th 2017

I’m from China,This lesson is my first lesson I listen to you,I begin to prepare the IELTS,thanks you a lot teach me how to prepare the examination for free!! I will use your strategies to prepare IElTS, meanwhile, I will keep relax,relax is essential !

Monday, May 8th 2017

Hi, I’m from Laos . I’m planing to do IELTS test but I have problem fro my writing
Thanks, Adam for your great lesson

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Very good and informative video.Thanks for sharing the precious tips.

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Good video Adam, thank you

Saturday, May 20th 2017

Hi Adam,

It is an awesome session by you.I had IELTS 2 times till now but not scored as needed.First i scored less in listening,reading and writing but when i took second scored less in reading and speaking.iam very much panic to take reading part as everything in the paragraph is not relevant to questions.Questions are queit confusing.this happening because of vocabulary also.IDEA Bank is good but how to remember those words.

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Thank Adam sir.Can I have speaking test with you?

Sunday, May 28th 2017

Hi Adam, Thanks a lot for these tips.

Sunday, June 4th 2017

Thank you so much Adam.

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

Thank you so much teacher Adam

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Sir kindly recommend me books for self preparation without going to any institution …..

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

And I have only 40 days for preparation….

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

Thank you !

Thursday, July 6th 2017

hi,Adam,you are a professional teacher that I ve ever seen,would you please tell me how can I download your DVDs?

Friday, July 7th 2017

Thanks Adam.

Monday, July 17th 2017

Thanks Adam

Monday, July 17th 2017

Very informative

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

thanks alot for these interesting lesson ,am realy going to take exam but ithink my weakness on writing section so i need your help to suggest for me some website and also need to push my vacubulary and spelling up

Thursday, July 20th 2017

I want to say, that you are impeccable.
thanks for great lessons ADAM)))))

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

Thanks! Adam, for the most important and valuable lesson. It would certainly help to plan my IELTS test preparation in a better way to score high.
Appreciate if you can share me the ways to improve my speaking skills for the test.

Sunday, July 30th 2017

Thank you so much Adam. I’m very sure that I will improve my English .

Thursday, August 3rd 2017

Thanks Adam for this lesson.

Saturday, August 12th 2017

Hi Adam, thank you so much for your lesson. I only need to know any possible way how to improve my english knowledge before I take IELTS exam. Overall, I need 7.0 band score in each section. Can you tell me what to do because I only can reach 5.0 in each sections…. :/

Sunday, August 20th 2017

Hi, are there any free ielts reading tests in engvid ?

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Hi Adam,

Thank you for all provided materials and tips related to IELTS preparation, it is very helpful. At the moment, I am looking for a native English speaker to be prepared for speaking part of IELTS. Would it be possible to have few lessons woth you/ Or can you recommend a teacher?

Kind regards
Aliona

Monday, September 11th 2017

Many thanks, Adam. I got 9/9 and will be following you to get 7 band each at least.

Monday, September 25th 2017

7 out of 9 is considered better.Because i did not watch this video till the end.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Thanks, Adam! I’m very enthusiastic about the IELTS test because I found great advice in your video as well as in the others teachers’ videos; personally, I was totally stressed out but now I know relaxing will helping me out better!

Thursday, October 12th 2017

Thank you Adam.
I have been subscribed the Engvid 2~3 months. In this morning when I watched your video that I found I can actually understand what you talking about exactly!!

I have been praticed every single day!
I hope my English can be perfect in sometime!

This is all of you !love you ~~~~~~~~

Friday, October 13th 2017

I like these lesson

Saturday, October 21st 2017

Hi Adam,
Thank for these lessons. I love your lessons.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

I got 9/9. Thanks for your video.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Hi Adam:
In this video you said: most of the people only need 70-75 score in Ielts, but, i have a question for you what happen with Air Traffic Controllers? do they need a higher score? I mean, in this profession its necessary speak a lot in radio communications, they have to be more fluently and really accurate in what they want to communicate.
I do not know if someone of them had to take this kind of exam, however I will appreciate if you have an answer for me.

Thank you.

Friday, November 10th 2017
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