15th June 2021

Over the last few months I have been updating The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2. The Format is now reflowable so that it work better on any device. There are also more exercises and more interactive content. So far, I have completed lessons 1 to 16 and the images below show how the book…

11th June 2021

A common grammatical mistake I see is when people use It, This and That in their writing. These words are important because they are used to refer back to something mentioned earlier. Referencing, or referring back in this way, has an impact on your Coherence and cohesion score. The image below shows how to use…

18th April 2019

This post will clarify what I mean when I advise band 6.5 candidates to ‘discuss both sides’, and help you to understand when and where to write a counter-argument. I often find my advice about ‘discussing both sides’ being misunderstood or misinterpreted. Some people mistakenly believe that when I say that ‘you must always discuss…

5th November 2015

These videos will help you to understand how the IELTS test works and give you helpful tips about how to improve your score.  Webinar:How to improve your IELTS Score – this video is of a webinar I gave in 2014 and talks about every part of the test.  Webinar: How to score well in the…

12th September 2015

My #IELTS Band 7+ and 8+ apps apps are available from iTunes and on google play.  How the app works: The app is designed to help increase your active vocabulary for IELTS, so that you can remember words when you need to use them in the IELTS speaking and writing test.  The app will also help you…

IELTS Author Pauline Cullen

Books for band 7+

Apps for bands 7+