Year: 2012

Sample model essay for Task 1 – 3 charts

I previously wrote about how to get a 7 or over on a Task 1 essay. My main point was about the overview/summary paragraph which should identify 2 main trends, patterns or features of the graph(s), rather than just describing

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How to get a 7 or over on the Task 1 Essay

I have a student who has taken the IELTS test several times because she needs a 7 in all modules in order to get her RN (Registered Nurse) license accepted in New Zealand. Although she has gotten 7 and over

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Task 2 Sample model essay – Reducing unemployment with mobile phones

In a previous post I wrote about how to answer this agree or disagree question: Some people argue that the government should give every unemployed person a mobile phone and should make sure they have access to the Internet. They

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Sample model essay for Task 2 – discuss and give opinion

Mike via Compfight In my last post I wrote about how to organize an answer for this Task 2 question: Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this

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Essay for IELTS Task 2 – Discuss and give opinion questions

For Task 2, you may get a question asking you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a topic  or two different views of an issue and your opinion. It’s important that you identify this type of question (please see

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IELTS Task 2 essay – Reducing unemployment with mobile phones

Here’s an approach to the following Task 2 question: Some people argue that the government should give every unemployed person a mobile phone and should make sure they have access to the Internet. They believe this is the best way

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IELTS Task 2 – Writing your essay in 40 minutes

Alex Eylar via Compfight You have 40 minutes to answer Task 2 of the IELTS writing module so time management is essential! How do you manage your time in the essay writing part? It all depends on each individual, so

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Cohesive Devices – Transitional Words/Phrases for essay writing

Wendell via Compfight One of the criteria for assessing your IELTS essay is cohesion and coherence.  Coherence refers to the linking of ideas in a logical sequence or order.  Cohesion refers to the organization of sentences and ideas in your essay working

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Academic English Words You Should Know that are useful for IELTS – Sublist 1 of AWL

The Academic Word List is a compilation of the most used words in academic writing. In total there are 570 word families divided into 10 sublists.  Sublist 1 is made up of 60 words which are the most often used words in

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Question about IELTS – How to improve my English?

Helga Weber via Compfight I’ve gotten a lot of questions from students and readers, and many of them ask this one question: “How do I improve my English?” Well, this is a very very general and broad question. The first

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