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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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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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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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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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Common errors – When do you use ‘most’ or ‘most of’?

I’ve seen this error often even in intermediate to advance students’ writing. Here’s the difference between ‘most x’ and ‘most of x’ Most, as in: “Most university students prefer classes that start after 10 a.m.” Here, the noun “university students”

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Common mistakes – compared with/compared to/in comparison

Making comparisons is important for your IELTS Writing Task 1 as well as Task 2. Make sure you are using or expressing it correctly: WRONG: Comparing with other schools, our school . . . By comparison to the UK, New

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