About IELTS-blog

First off, welcome to IELTS-Blog.com. No matter what country you are from, no matter what language you speak, here is an undeniable fact – IELTS-Blog.com will help you prepare for the IELTS exam, support you and guide you in a way no other website will.

This is a place where you can find all the help you need to prepare for the IELTS test by yourself. Self-preparation doesn’t mean you have to do it alone – through this website you have access to the best-working techniques and knowledge, and to a live, friendly, around the clock, 7 days a week support team.

Originally created by Simone Braverman in 2005, in time IELTS-Blog.com became a large resource, filled with information about the recent IELTS exams, tips and advice provided by multiple writers and contributors from all over the world, and numerous links to other helpful IELTS resources. In 2021 this website was visited by over 1,500,000 people and close to 49,000 are subscribed to our daily updates.

From Simone Braverman

Dear IELTS test taker,

I am glad that you made it here. This website will help you prepare for the IELTS test by yourself. Yes, you can actually do it, and I am a living proof to that.

This blog is something I desperately needed while studying for my IELTS exam. I hope that it will make your life a lot easier by supplying you with tips, links and advice, all put together in one place. You will learn here about the problems I had, preparing for the IELTS exam, and perhaps that will keep you from repeating my mistakes.

IELTS-Blog founder and author of IELTS self-study books 'Target band 7' and 'Ace the IELTS'

English is not my first language. That’s why I had to take the IELTS test, just like you have to. When I started to search for information online, it took me a very long time until I managed to find, compare and test on myself different techniques and tips. I made every mistake I could make because I just couldn’t find any friendly help on my level.

To tell you the truth, many other IELTS websites looked a bit scary and full of words I only partially understood. The problem with all the books and courses I tried was, that they were written by native English speakers – that’s why they have no idea about the difficulties that people experience if they weren’t born into English.

This was the reason why I wrote 2 IELTS preparation books, “Ace the IELTS” for General Training and “Target Band 7” for the Academic Module, which have been helping many students to achieve great results in their IELTS exams.

My IELTS test was a success and my dream became a reality. But even now, a long time after my IELTS preparation was over, I haven’t forgotten all the problems and difficulties I once had. In fact, I re-live them through every student who turns to me, seeking help, and I use the knowledge I gathered and techniques I developed to prepare those students for the IELTS exam.

We invite you to come and study with us. The whole idea of IELTS-blog is to remind you that you’re not alone, to share knowledge and experience and to help one another improve our English.

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10 thoughts on “About IELTS-blog”

  1. How to start blogging

    Hi Simone, thanks for for creating this excellent website. I love it!. I couldn’t have pass by IELTS exam without it!

  2. Hi Simone,
    This is a fantastic job you have done. I am searching for some online stuff to prepare for IELTS. I find this is amazing, it has all relevant links and it looks properly cooked and fully served meal.. million thanks for all the resources and the effort to gather all these.


  3. Tatiana Zakharchenko

    Hi Simone!
    Thank you so much for your Target Band 7 book and your practice tests. They helped me greatly. I got 8.5 on my Academic test. I am a slow reader, I was worried about the Reading section most, but I practiced a lot using your prep materials and got 8.5 on Reading.
    All the best!

  4. Congratulations Tatiana! That’s an amazing score, well done! I am very glad that your hard work resulted in this wonderful success, really happy for you, and thank you so much for sharing.

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