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Video review of Week 4

In this video Neil looks back over some of the highlights of the week, talks about our Facebook Live event and shares some extra advice and resources to help you prepare for your IELTS writing test.

If you need to brush up on the basics of email and letter writing, check out our English for Emails lessons. The nine lessons take you through each step from starting your email to checking the final draft for mistakes before sending.

For more advanced practice, our C1 writing practice lessons look at writing an informal letter or email, writing a cover letter, and writing an invitation letter. You can also practise writing an opinion essay about fast food, and an essay about leisure time and academic pressure.

This blog post, Should you use formal, neutral or informal English? is a really useful guide to the questions you should ask yourself before deciding which register to use.

Finally, our POWER writing for IELTS Task 2 video is a great system to help you write better essays in the time available in the test. And this Essay Map, Persuasion Map and Compare & Contrast Map can really help you focus on planning to help build your skills.

Don’t forget, if you missed our Facebook Live broadcast you can watch it here on our Facebook page, or on Step 4.2.

Check your progress

Now that you’ve reached the end of Week 4, click the Progress icon at the top of the page to see your progress page. This will show what percentage of the course steps you have marked as complete.

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Booking a test

Now that you’ve completed the third week of this Understanding IELTS course, you may be thinking about registering for IELTS.

The British Council provides IELTS testing in more than 500 locations worldwide. To find your nearest test centre and book a test, visit this British Council IELTS booking site.

If you have any questions about booking the IELTS test or test locations, you can ask them in the comments below.

Coming up in Week 5

Next week we’ll be looking at the Reading test. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 5.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

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