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You need to take the IELTS test but…
you’re always too busy to study and you feel like you’re not making enough progress.
you’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos, but all the teachers seem to have different advice. The more you watch, the more confused you feel.
maybe you’ve also taken the test a few times and you’ve been disappointed by the results. You just don’t know how you’re ever going to get the score you need.
As a highly qualified and experienced tutor, I can help you get the score you’re aiming for, in a way that fits around your busy life.
Hi, I’m Fiona, an IELTS coach with over 30 years of teaching experience.
I can help you
stay motivated and make real progress day by day
feel confident that you fully understand what the test requires
finally get the IELTS score you need
How will the Members Academy 3-month study program help you achieve IELTS Band 7+?
The Members Academy Study Program will support you with every aspect of your IELTS preparation.
It is a 3-month course where you will develop your skills in a variety of ways.
You’ll make quick progress and stay motivated with
- daily videos
- live lessons
- grammar practice
- mock tests
You’ll improve all four skills and your test-day strategies at the same time.
Short, step-by-step videos will guide you through every aspect of the IELTS Test with REAL practice.
Worksheets and Models
Practise what you’ve learnt with examples that you can re-use in the exam plus a variety of interactive activities.
Exclusive new lessons for Members Only, and a search bar of lessons so you can quickly find what you need.
Access to me
I’m here to answer your questions and give accurate, expert feedback and follow-up lessons.
Get motivation and support from like-minded students with regular meet-ups on Zoom and a private online group.
Get a daily prompt as soon as you log in, and a weekly email to keep you engaged.
Cover everything you need, with a clear syllabus so you can see where you’re going.
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Get all the Courses
- ALL 10 courses
- ALL materials, exercises and model answers that go with the courses
- ALL practice materials (Quizzes, Interactive games, online tests)
- Private blog of new tips every week
- Private Community
- Monthly LIVE Zoom Meetings
- Access to all new materials for 12 months
- You can upgrade to the coaching option later
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The Members Academy covers everything – have a look inside:
Academic Writing Task 1
You will learn how to:
- Produce an excellent Band 7+ report
Day 1: Mindset
Day 2: Strategies
Day 3: Band Descriptors
Day 4: Finding 3 key features
Day 5: Verbs of change: Past Simple
Day 6: Adverbs of change
Day 7: Nouns of change
Day 8: The introductory sentence
Day 9: Choosing tenses
Day 10: Making predictions
Day 11: How to add data
Day 12: Prepositions
Day 13: Writing an overview
Day 14: Percentage and Proportion
Day 15: Comparisons
Day 16: Twice as much/as many
Day 17: Double/twofold
Day 18: Organising Information (Coherence)
Day 19: Linkers (Cohesion)
Day 20: Present Participle
Day 21: Synonyms
Day 22: Changes to a town 1
Day 23: Changes to a town 2
Day 24: Changes to a plan
Day 25: A natural cycle
Day 26: A process diagram
Day 27: Articles
Day 28: Review
You will get model answers and worksheets for each example, so that you can practise a variety of answers.
Writing Task 2
You will learn how to:
- write an outstanding Task 2 Essay
Day 1: Overview – busting the myths
Day 2: Essay types
Day 3: How to get ideas
Day 4: PEEL paragraphs
Day 5: How to present a clear position
Day 6: How to write the introduction
Day 7: General Statements
Day 8: How to show clear progression
Day 9: How to use a range of cohesive devices
Day 10: How to use reference words
Day 11: How to use advanced Linking Words
Day 12: How to write the conclusion
Day 13: Problem-Solution essays
Day 14: Unless
Day 15: How to be formal
Day 16: How to show range and flexibility
Day 17: How to show awareness of style
Day 18: How to use less common words
Day 19: How to hedge
Day 20: Articles
Day 21: Quantifiers
Day 22: Adding Emphasis
Day 23: Adverbs
Day 24: Functions
Day 25: Punctuation
Day 26: Common mistakes
Day 27: Critical thinking
Day 28: TEST
You will get model answers and worksheets plus integrated grammar lessons.
GT Writing Task 1
You will learn how to:
- Write a perfect letter or email
Day 1: Mindset
Day 2: Formal and informal greetings
Day 3: Getting the TONE right
Day 4: How to write a formal letter of complaint
Day 5: How to write an informal complaint
Day 6: Letter to a landlord
Day 7: Review Test
Day 8: Formal requests
Day 9: Informal requests
Day 10: Request for information
Day 11: Giving advice
Day 12: Suggestions
Day 13: Problem-solving
Day 14: Review Test
Day 15: Job applications
Day 16: Present Perfect
Day 17: Extreme Adjectives
Day 18: Too much/many
Day 19: Polite (indirect) questions
Day 20: Reported speech
Day 21: Reporting verbs
Day 22: Review Test
Day 23: How to apologise
Day 24: Regrets
Day 25: Storytelling
Day 26: Phrasal Verbs
Day 27: ‘ing’ verbs vs infinitive
Day 28: Review Test
Get model letters and worksheets for each example, so that you can practise a variety of answers.
There are TWO Reading Courses in the Academy.
In the MAIN course, you will learn how to:
- read faster
- master the different question types
Part 1: True/False/Not Given questions
Day 1: How much do you know?
Day 2: Using text structures
Day 3: TFNG – the basics
Day 4: TFNG – some tricks
Day 5: YNNG – the basics
Day 6: YNNG – advanced
Day 7: Mock test
Part 2: Gapfill questions
Day 8: Completing ‘notes’
Day 9: Completing a summary
Day 10: Gapfill with answers
Day 11: Completing a table
Day 12: Flow charts
Day 13: Labelling a diagram
Day 14: Open questions
Part 3: Matching questions
Day 15: Using first lines
Day 16: Using text order
Day 17: Matching information
Day 18: Matching categories
Day 19: Matching people
Day 20: One, both or neither?
Day 21: Matching sentence endings
Part 4: Multiple Choice questions
Day 22: Choosing dates
Day 23: Choosing statements
Day 24: Multiple choice
Day 25: Global questions/overall aim
Day 26: The Computer-Delivered Test
Day 27: How to manage your time
Day 28: Timed Mock Test
In the NEW course, you will apply and review the techniques from the MAIN course, using the most up-to-date materials.
Get real tests with explanations and key vocabulary lists for EACH ANSWER so that you build your understanding and familiarity with different text and question types.
You will learn how to:
- tackle the different question types
- listen for signals and distractors
- learn commonly-used gapfill words
The Listening Module takes you through each part of the test with detailed practice on each question type.
It uses real listenings and provides worksheets with common answers and difficult spelling rules.
Day 1: Practice Test Walk-Through
Day 2: Listening for NAMES
Day 3: Listening for NUMBERS
Day 4: How not to lose points
Day 5: Complex examples and tricks
Day 6: Full Section 1 with tips
Day 7: Full Practice test by yourself
Day 8: Multiple choice
Day 9: Choosing from a list
Day 10: Completing a table
Day 11: Labelling a map
Day 12: Identifying distractors (tricks!)
Day 13: Labelling a map/floor plan
Day 14: Practice Test
Day 15: An expert interview (Australian accent)
Day 16: Gap fill
Day 17: Choosing from a list (American accent)
Day 18: Matching information
Day 19: Identifying opinion
Day 20: Listening for who does what
Day 21: Practice Test
Day 22: Practice test walk-through
Day 23: My research into typical answers
Day 24: Multiple choice in a lecture
Day 25: Getting through a long gap-fill text
Day 26: How to use signals and bullet points
Day 27: Final test and reference words
Day 28: How to transfer answers
The lessons use real tests and tapescripts, so that you can go back and listen to improve your understanding of accents and fast, connected speech. Get extra practice with FULL MOCK TESTS.
Vocabulary is the single most important factor in getting your Band Score above 7.
In the Vocabulary Booster Module you will:
- learn the most essential vocab to get you a higher score in all areas
- quickly build your vocabulary knowledge by focusing on collocations
- constantly review the vocabulary so that it ‘sticks’
- actively use the vocabulary in the integrated writing and speaking tasks built in to the programme
Each lesson focuses on one IELTS topic and includes practice for EACH skill plus a Revision video and quiz, worksheet booklet and word formation booklet.
The course topics are:
Day 1: Farming/Agriculture
Day 2: Nature
Day 3: Wildlife
Day 4: Pollution
Day 5: Recycling
Day 6: Water
Day 7: Tourism
Day 8: Housing
Day 9: Buildings
Day 10: Cities
Day 11: Development
Day 12: Civilisation
Day 13: Transport
Day 14: Crime
Day 15: Family
Day 16: Personality
Day 17: Gender
Day 18: Happiness
Day 19: Health
Day 20: Leisure
Day 21: Finance
Day 22: Education
Day 23: Languages
Day 24: The Arts
Day 25: Technology
Day 26: Research
Day 27: Inventions
Day 28: The Future
Essential and Advanced Grammar lessons are integrated into the skills lessons, so that you develop your grammar naturally and in the right context.
There are 2 extra grammar courses that give you ONE grammar point to master each day, with a short video or live lesson, followed by a variety of IELTS-related practice exercises (so that you don’t waste time practising language that you’ll never use).
- Zero Conditional
- First Conditional
- Second Conditional
- Third Conditional
- Mixed Conditionals
2. Perfect tenses
- Present Perfect
- Past Perfect
- Modal Perfect
- Future Perfect
You will finally understand how these essential grammar points work, and be able to use them with confidence in different parts of the test.
You can also search for tricky grammar points and common mistakes in the Private Blog.
If you can’t find a quick answer in the blog, I will create a specific lesson for you.
This is a small, dedicated community of like-minded students, where we post, chat and share resources.
It’s also a place where you can ask questions and get help when you need it.
- develop your Speaking Skills so that you can maximise your performance in the 15-minute test
- learn how to integrate higher level vocabulary and grammar into your responses
- improve your pronunciation and fluency
Week 1: Part 1
Day 1: Intro and the ‘schwa’
Day 2: Your home
Day 3: Your job/studies
Day 4: Present Perfect for experience
Day 5: Past Tenses
Day 6: Storytelling tenses
Day 7: I’d rather vs I’d prefer
Week 2: Part 2
Day 8: Word stress
Day 9: Contractions
Day 10: Vulnerable vowels
Day 11: Used to
Day 12: Past Perfect Continuous
Day 13: Connected speech
Day 14: 2-minute challenge
Week 3: Part 3
Day 15: Generalisations
Day 16: Signals
Day 17: Adverbs and opinions
Day 18: Predictions
Day 19: Comparisons
Day 20: Intrusive sounds
Day 21: have to
Week 4: Part 3
Day 22: Problematic sounds
Day 23: Conditionals
Day 24: Moving stress
Day 25: Phrasal verbs and nouns
Day 26: Developing a topic
Day 27: Prepositions
Day 28: Agreeing and disagreeing
The Pronunciation Module is combined with the Speaking Course.
You will learn how to demonstrate the ‘Pronunciation Features’ that IELTS specifically tests.
There are 28 Pronunciation Lessons, which focus on
- individual sounds
- word stress
- connected speech
- sentence stress
Optional extra: submit a 2-minute video recording for me to analyse (the first one is free). You will get a 15-minute feedback video where I analyse your response and give you specific homework focusing on individual weak points.
You will also have access to a bank of videos recorded by the Members so you can get ideas on how to improve your own response.
I create a weekly lesson based on questions that my Members ask.
There is a variety of short, quick ‘Takeaways’ in the Private Blog.
It will help you:
- understand common mistakes and how to fix them
- get quick answers to your questions (use the search bar)
The blog is full of extra, short lessons based on single grammar points that need extra practice for the test.
Any time you have a question about grammar that you need help with, you will find an extra lesson with IELTS-related practice examples.
If it’s not already there, I will make it for you!
Test yourself with my easy-to-use Mock Tests.
- get real test practice
- identify areas you need to work on, so you can go back to the course and get help on those question types
- see where you’re making progress
The tests can be accessed any time, so you can do them at your own pace depending on when your test is.
You can do the test on your computer and check the answers by yourself.
Get instant access and start making progress