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Hi, and welcome to my blog at IELTS Prime. This is where I will be writing about IELTS, covering anything from techniques to language to samples to exercises.

I have been publishing my preparation materials on my personal website at www.tahasoni.com for quite some time, and now I think I am both ready and eager to share ideas and tips with students from around the world in a more direct way.

My goal is to post regularly at least once a week, but as a very very busy teacher, director of studies and senior partner at the Language Academy (www.myLA.ir), I might fail to do so from time to time. I hope you will all forgive me for that 🙂

Good luck to all of you on the road to IELTS!


Recently, IRSAFAM IELTS test centre in Iran sent candidates a sample essay topic to practice IELTS writing task 2:

Some people believe that children should go to extra classes after school. Others, however, think that children should spend that time playing instead.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

I often spend a minute or two reading the task and understanding Continue reading


I think I owe everyone an apology. Although I started this blog with passion, a bigger passion took over late last September, my newborn son Ryan! I have been spending as much time as I can with the little guy and he’s all strong and happy now 🙂

I think I’m quite ready to kick things off again here at IELTS Prime, and hope the new round of posts will benefit IELTS candidates a lot! Keep the feedback coming and really appreciate your comments.



Ebi Tahasoni


Today I am writing about the difference between the words that you can use in your essays to discuss the effects of an issue. A lot of IELTS candidates think that they can use the following words to replace the word ‘effect’ anywhere in their writing and in any given context:

consequence, repercussion, influence, impact, result, outcome

Although some of these words can be used instead of ‘effect’, others have specific meaning:Continue reading