Boost your IELTS Score with Patterns

Increase your speaking & writing scores

Do you know how the IELTS speaking and writing section is scored?

Here's Mike with a preview of what you will learn in this lesson


Success on the IELTS Exam is about Language, not Test Skills

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  • Recognize Patterns

  • Learn Transferable Skills

  • Improve on IELTS and in your own life

Wondering if this lesson is for you?

If you answer 'yes' to these questions, you will benefit from this lesson

  • Are you preparing for the IELTS exam?

  • Are you looking to increase your score on the speaking and writing portions?

  • Are you looking to learn strategies that also apply to your own life?

  • Do you have a passion for learning and getting better every day?

  • Are you looking to increase your proficiency and not only pass a test?

  • Do you have 60 to 90 minutes that will help you learn for years to come?

What You Will Learn: The 6 Modules

A look at patterns to boost your speaking and writing scores

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A Message from your Instructor

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Before we start, let's test our knowledge (Notebook Activity)

  • 2

    Part 1: Getting Started with Examples

    • Part 1: Getting Started with Examples

    • Part 1: Getting Started with Examples - Task 1 (ANSWERS)

  • 3

    Part 2: Identifying Parts of the Point-Example-Explanation

    • Part 2(a): Identifying Parts of the Point-Example-Explanation

    • Part 2(a) Review Quiz

    • Part 2(b): More Practice Recognizing the Pattern (Notebook Activity)

    • (Answers) Part 2(b): More Practice Recognizing the Pattern (Notebook Activity)

  • 4

    Part 3: Useful Formulaic Expressions

    • Part 3: Useful Formulaic Expressions

    • Part 3: Adding Formulaic Language (Notebook Activity)

    • (Answers) Part 3: Adding Formulaic Language (Notebook Activity)

  • 5

    Part 4: Thinking about Grammar

    • Part 4: Thinking about Grammar

    • Part 4 Quiz: Adding Grammar Words to Responses (Notebook Activity)

    • (Answers) Part 4 Quiz: Adding Grammar Words to Responses (Notebook Activity)

  • 6

    Part 5: Review of Aims and Objectives

    • Part 5: Review of Aims and Objectives

    • Review Quiz

  • 7

    Part 6: Ideas for Practicing at Home and with Friends

    • Part 6: Ideas for Practicing at Home and with Friends

  • 8

    Thank you and Feedback

    • Thank you!

    • Tell us what you want to learn!

    • Lesson Feedback

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What Students Say

5 star rating

Language Quick Fix: Using Patterns to Boost Your IELTS Band

Linda McLester

It is a very helpful workshop-like course.

It is a very helpful workshop-like course.

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What is a Quick Fix?

Quick Fixes are perfect for your personal needs

Quick Fixes are 60-90 minute lessons to help you with a specific area of language. They include tasks, examples, audio, video, and ways for you to practice at home. We hope they help you learn and apply strategies in your own life.

Meet Your Instructor

Michael Landry

Mike has worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and director of studies in East Asia and Canada. Mike began his ELT career in South Korea as a business-English, exam preparation (TOEFL/IELTS), and EAP instructor. He then moved on to China and Japan where he assumed a variety of ESL teaching and administrative roles. Since returning to Canada, he has taught EAP at universities and continues to develop curriculum for a variety of English language programs. He has also served of provincial and national professional bodies. In addition to his ELT interests, Mike enjoys being outdoors and taking in some sports.

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