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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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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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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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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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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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