Writing

  • Creating Specific Sentences – A useful skill for IELTS speaking AND writing

    Students often say or write sentences that are too simple such as: – This is important. – My hometown is very good. – I like to eat pizza. – I will go to another country. These sentences are okay if you want to be Band 4 or Band 5. However, these will be much better IF ...
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  • Connecting Sentences

    Being able to connect your sentences with other sentences will make you sound more professional – plus it shows that you are more fluent in English.  Speaking or writing in short sentences that do not connect to each other is very bad and also gives you a low score.  It is important that you ...
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  • Sentence Building – Make better sentences, get a better score!

    One of the goals for any student preparing for their IELTS exam is to be able to make good sentences.  Being able to build a good sentence will help you for your Speaking and Writing. The examples below show a series of simple questions and following each question is a common answer.  However there are ...
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  • The three different types of IELTS essay question

    The first rule of IELTS essays is to answer the question. One problem in doing that is there are different types of IELTS essay questions each of which poses its own problems. There are three main types of essay questions and they are outlined below:   The discussion Here you are given a social issue or problem and ...
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  • Letter Writing Tips

    Answering the question. Task achievement (answering the question) is one quarter of your total mark. What you must do is to write a letter, which would fully answer the needs of the problem in a real life situation. Even if you have covered all that the question itself asks, have you included everything in the letter needed ...
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  • Sample Band 8 Essays

    The following essays are all real essays and have been graded as equivalent to Band 8. Have a read of these essays and take note of the style, language used and how the students answered the actual question.  The examiner’s comments are at the end of each essay too.  This is the style of writing and ...
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  • Sample Band 7 Essays

    The following essays are all real essays and have been graded as equivalent to Band 7. Have a read of these essays and take note of the style, language used and how the students answered the actual question.  The examiner’s comments are at the end of each essay too.  This is the style of writing and ...
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  • Sample Band 5 Essays

    The following essays are all real essays and have been graded as equivalent to Band 5. Have a read of these essays and take note of the style, language used and how the students answered the actual question.  The examiner’s comments are at the end of each essay too.  Without capital punishment our lives are less secure ...
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