IELTS Writing Task 2: How to give effective examples

IELTS Writing Task 2: How to give effective examples

“I can’t think of any examples to write.” “What’s wrong with giving a personal story as an example?” “Is it okay if I just make up an example?” “I use ‘for example’ and ‘for instance’ all the time, are there any other ways of giving examples?” These are among the most...

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9 Idioms about Dislikes

9 Idioms about Dislikes

Similar to ‘likes’, ‘dislikes’ is also an area you are often asked about in the IELTS speaking test. Are you familiar with all of the following expressions about something you don’t like? Leave your comment please. As usual, I believe it is important to reiterate some...

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Vocabulary Secrets

IELTS Writing Task 2: Vocabulary Secrets

Just as important as task achievement, cohesion & coherence, and grammar, vocabulary accounts for 25% of your writing score. Here are some pointers on boosting your performance in vocabulary segment.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Grammar Secrets

IELTS Writing Task 2: Grammar Secrets

Below is the checklist of grammar concepts that you should cover in your Task 2 response to achieve a decent score (band 7 and above). By using these key points, you will make a significant difference to the examiner’s impression of your English grammar, your writing,...

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Other ways to say: DELICIOUS

Other ways to say: DELICIOUS

As a long-time learner of the English language, I have always been fascinated by how wide-ranging the English vocabulary is to express one single meaning.

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Andante

Andante

Situated approximately 25 kilometers away from Da Lat City, Andante is characterized as a secluded farm-stay by not offering any Internet connection or digital leisure. Cell signal to make phone calls is of no avail either. As soon as you start navigating the winding...

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Common Errors With Prepositions

Common Errors With Prepositions

From time to time, I see that my students make mistakes with the prepositions they have chosen to use. While native speakers can still understand what you are trying to say when you use a preposition imprecisely, being able to use correct ones will make your English...

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Do’s & Don’ts In IELTS Writing Task 2

Do’s & Don’ts In IELTS Writing Task 2

Today, let’s review the checklist of what you should and should not do in Writing Task 2. Read the question carefully. By understanding the requirements, you avoid going off topic. Allocate time to plan your answer. It is wise to spend 5 – 7 minutes making an outline...

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Do’s & Don’ts In IELTS Writing Task 1

Do’s & Don’ts In IELTS Writing Task 1

If you can follow these ground rules, you save yourself from unnecessary worries. Here we go! Allocate time to plan your answer. I would recommend you spend 3 – 4 minutes analyzing the graphics and grouping the data before you actually write. It is wise to spend a...

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