Tag: IELTS Writing

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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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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How to write the Discuss and Give Your Opinion essay for Task 2 in IELTS

One type of Task 2 question is one that gives you two views about an issue and then asks you to discuss those two views and to give your opinion as well. How do you approach and organize this kind

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Want to improve and check your writing for Task 1?

I’ve had a lot of requests on how to write the Task 1 essay for IELTS.  Aside from the many lessons and tips I have written in this blog, here is a new Lesson Package:  Task 1 Lesson Package (30-mins. tutorial

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7 Types of Task 2 questions for IELTS

There are several different types of Task 2 questions that can all be answered using the 4-paragraph structure. Here are the  different kinds of questions: 1. Agree or Disagree  Ex. Some people think that scientists experimenting with animals in a laboratory

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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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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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