Free IELTS Academic Lessons

Preparing for IELTS Academic

Whenever you prepare for a language test, it’s important to remember that 70% of your preparation needs to involve getting your language up to the level you need to achieve. Only 30% of your success is related to being familiar with the test and knowing some tips and techniques to make sure you give the examiner the things he, or she, needs to hear, or see, to give you your score.

IELTS Preparation – 6 Ways

There are 6 ways that I can help get ready for your test.

1. IELTS Tutor

You can sign up for some tutoring. The cost of classes is $40/hour, and we can schedule at a time that is convenient for you.

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2. IELTS Speaking Mock

You can go through all the questions in the speaking section with me and get tips and suggestions for how to secure the score you need.

3. Writing Correction

You can send me your responses to tasks 1 and 2, and I’ll give you lots of feedback and practice on the problem areas that are preventing you from achieving your score.

The cost of this service is $20/task

4. Speaking Correction

You can record your spoken responses on your phone and attach them to an email. I’ll listen to them and provide you with lots of feedback and practice material to help you improve on any problem areas.

5. Watch my YouTube Videos

You can watch the YouTube videos that I’ve prepared to help you get ready for IELTS on my YouTube channel .

6. Get Step-by-step instructions

You can work through the many pages on this website that give you step-by-step instructions for preparing your responses to the speaking and writing sections of the IELTS Academic Test.

How to Prepare for IELTS

If you’re wondering how to prepare for IELTS, then you’re probably getting close to your exam date. There are many ways of tightening up your English as your exam date approaches. Immersing yourself in English is one way, another is to take a couple of classes at Ottawa-English.

All of our online IELTS Preparation classes are one-on-one and use Skype or Zoom with a shared screen.

Classes include writing correction for one task, or speaking correction for 4 tasks. Your tasks must be received 24 hours before class.

Your classes will focus on your areas of weakness or specific skills that you would like to work on.

You can practice all four skills in these classes, or you can focus on specific sections of the IELTS test.

IELTS Preparation Speaking

When you focus on Speaking as part of your IELTS Preparation, you will work through a speaking test, and your tutor will listen to your response and suggest improvements you could make to get a higher score.

Your tutor will also help you with any grammatical weaknesses that could prevent you from achieving your desired score. Homework exercises and speaking task correction are included in the cost of a class.

IELTS Preparation Writing

When you focus on Writing, you work through the grammar, depth, and punctuation requirements for the level you are trying to achieve.

Homework exercises and writing task correction are included in the cost of a class. Your tutor will go through your writing corrections with you to make sure you understand the feedback

IELTS Listening

When you focus on Listening, you work through the six sections of the listening test. Your tutor will suggest techniques to help you find answers.

Your tutor will also provide you with listening exercises for homework. Correction of your listening exercises is included in the cost of your class.

IELTS Reading

When you focus on Reading, you will work through the four sections of the reading test. Your tutor will suggest techniques to help you find answers.

Your tutor will also provide you with reading exercises for homework. Correction of your reading exercises is included in the cost of your class.

Free IELTS Preparation Lessons

For step-by-step instructions for IELTS Writing Task 1, please check these pages and videos:

For step-by-step instructions for IELTS Writing Task 2, please check these pages and videos:


I’m Angela, and I’m the author of this website. I’ve been teaching English for a very long time, and I’ve been working with IELTS students for more than twenty years.

I tend to specialize on the writing and speaking sections, but I’ve been known to work with reading and listening problems too.

I’d gladly help you prepare for your
test, just give me a call or send me a text, and we’ll set up a time to chat over zoom for ten minutes. I always like to meet prospective students and get an idea of their language level before getting started with classes.
It’s a very informal chat – just a chance for us to meet in person.
You can text or call me at:


I hope you find my website useful as you prepare for your IELTS Test, and even if you don’t call me, I wish you the very best of luck!

I’ve produced a couple of books to
help my students with their IELTS Preparation.

Improve your Basic Tenses & Vocabulary


Improve your Perfect Tenses & Vocabulary


“…Angela can motivate you in a pleasing manner
using different techniques of teaching