Category: Grammar

How to write an Opinion Essay for Task 2 in IELTS

Wendell via Compfight Using the steps I’ve written about before: Analyzing the Task Question and the 4-Paragraph Structure, here is how you can approach the Opinion essay.  Example: With the recent developments in technology like e-books, some people feel that

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Common Grammar Errors in Writing – Agreement

I previously wrote about a common error that many students make in writing, especially when rushing to finish an IELTS essay in time. This is agreement between different parts of speech.  See the post here. Here are the answers for

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Fun with English grammar

A Facebook friend (an ESOL teacher) shared this on her timeline: What do you think the sentence means?

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Do you want to find specific information about different IELTS lessons?

I’ve had a lot of emailed questions and comments from students  who want to find out more about a specific lesson that they have read. If  you  want to find out more about a specific topic, please use Search by

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Practice your English through the news

Dustin Diaz via Compfight The more you listen to or read English news, this is what happens: You start to recognize more vocabulary words and phrases and in different contexts (situations in how the word is used) You start to

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Want to improve your writing for IELTS Task 1 and Task 2?

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How to get a 7 on your IELTS essay – use sentence variety

If you look at the band descriptors for both Task 1 and Task 2, you will find that under Grammatical Range and Accuracy,  you should “use a variety of complex structures” to get a 7+. You want your writing to be

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Improve your writing – How to write with sentence variety

Want to get a 7 or higher on your written IELTS exam? Improve your sentence variety! Have a look: Financial education is important nowadays. Students need to  learn about money. It should be taught in school.  This will make them

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Common Errors – Answers for Agreement

I previously wrote about a common error that many students make in writing, especially when rushing to finish an IELTS essay in time. This is agreement between different parts of speech.  See the post here. Here are the answers for

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Common Errors in Grammar – Agreement

Even if you’re upper-intermediate to advanced, when you’re writing fast in a timed situation, you sometimes forget to check basic grammar elements, such as agreement (singular/plural) between different parts of speech. When you practice your writing, check your agreement with:

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