Category: Vocabulary

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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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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Useful websites for general knowledge on topics for IELTS

Ed Yourdon via Compfight I have students that are worried that they may not know enough general knowledge on certain topics. They may know a lot about entertainment or information technology, but they may not know anything at all about

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Writing a cohesive paragraph

A  cohesive paragraph means that your paragraph is fully developed  logically with clear progression of ideas and supporting details. Sentences are ordered in a way that’s very easy to understand and are linked with transitional phrases. Have a look at

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Sample IELTS Task 2 essay for agree or disagree

‘Nino” Eugene La Pia via Compfight I had written out an outline for this Task 2 question: Many children these days have an unhealthy lifestyle. Both schools and parents are equally responsible for solving this problem. To what extent do

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Useful vocabulary to use in IELTS Task 1 essays

Part of your score is based on vocabulary. Here are useful words and phrases to use that describe movement in a graph or chart: Similar words meaning “to become greater in number; to go up”: to rise (v) Prices rose from $10 to $15

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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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IELTS Task 1 Sample Essay – birth and death rates line graph

I wrote about how to write the detail paragraph for the IELTS Task 1 essay in this post here. I explained how to describe and compare data in this paragraph. In this post I’ll give my full sample essay. Here

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