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Author Archive | Eliot Friesen
Eliot Friesen-Meyers is the Senior Curriculum Manager for Magoosh IELTS and TOEFL. He attended Goshen College (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), and Harvard University (M.T.S.), gaining experience and skills in curriculum development, ESOL instruction, online teaching and learning, and IELTS and TOEFL test prep education. Eliot's teaching career started with Literacy Americorps in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later, taught ESL programs at Northeastern University, University of California-Irvine, and Harold Washington College. Eliot was also a speaker at the 2019 TESOL International Conference. With over 10 years of experience, he understands the challenges students face and loves helping them overcome those challenges. Come join Eliot on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Complete Guide to IELTS Writing Task 1
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Complete Guide to IELTS Listening
IELTS Listening can seem challenging at first, but it can be mastered. In this article, learn everything you need to know about this section.
Complete Guide to IELTS Speaking
The Speaking test is the shortest part of the IELTS exam, lasting only 11-15 minutes. However, for many test-takers this brief experience can seem to last an eternity! IELTS Speaking is a quick, but intense in-person interview. It requires focus, creativity, and strong English skills to think of responses to the interviewer’s questions quickly.
The Complete Guide to IELTS Reading
If you’re looking to push your IELTS Reading score even higher, or are taking it for the first time, our Complete Guide to IELTS Reading is here to help. Read on for our favorite study strategies, question samples, and more!
IELTS Writing Task 2: The Complete Guide
IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 is one of two writing tasks on the IELTS, which most students find to be more challenging. This guide will help you master IELTS Writing skills with how to organize your essay for IELTS Writing Task 2, the question types you’ll see on test day, and our favorite practice resources.
Useful Vocabulary for Writing an IELTS Graph Essay
Using varied IELTS graph vocabulary is key to doing well in Lexical Resource. Here are suggested ways to use IELTS writing chart vocabulary!
IELTS Writing Task 1: How to Describe a Bar Chart
IELTS Academic includes charts, tables, and more. Learn how to describe an IELTS Writing Task 1 bar chart and IELTS Writing Task 1 pie chart in 150 words.
IELTS Writing Task 1: How to Describe a Pie Chart
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 includes charts, tables, and more. In this post, we’ll show you how to describe a pie chart in IELTS.
IELTS Writing Tips: Word Count Penalty
As you may know, there’s an IELTS word count penalty for writing task 1 and writing task 2. To avoid a penalty, for task 1, you will need to write a minimum of 150 words and for task 2, you will need to write a minimum of 250 words. Let’s talk a little bit more […]
Brainstorming Essay Topics for IELTS Writing Task 2
Use our tips to brainstorm and organize ideas for your IELTS Writing Task 2 topics, and how to turn them into a coherent essay!