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How to write the Task 1 letter for General IELTS

Task 1 for the General Training IELTS is about writing a letter – either formal, semi-formal, or informal. You are given a situation with key information to include in your letter. What’s important are the following: Addressing all parts of

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

Thank you readers for registering for my lessons. I’ve been COMPLETELY  BOOKED!! If you’re thinking of registering for a writing lesson, I would still love to help you though, so I  have some suggestions. Try out my ESSAY CORRECTION AND FEEDBACK SERVICE.

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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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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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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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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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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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Essay organization for the IELTS Task 1 Essay

I was just asked a good question about the format of the essay for Task 1. A reader asked, “Do you need to write a conclusion for Task 1?” My answer is – “No”, you don’t need a conclusion for

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