Make Your Writing More Academic By Losing Personal Pronouns
Dec08

Make Your Writing More Academic By Losing Personal Pronouns

A very common feature in IELTS essays is the personal pronoun (I, we, you, etc) and that needs to change. The IELTS is an academic exam, and in academic English we try to avoid using personal pronouns, which are really more common in spoken English. Why not use personal pronouns? Personal pronouns are a feature of regular, common speech. They are used frequently in spoken English (much more frequently than most East Asian languages,...

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Talking about Buildings
Dec06

Talking about Buildings

  The topic of buildings is one that sometimes comes up in the IELTS Speaking Test. Sometimes it may appear in Part One, or it might also pop up in Part Two on the cue card. Obviously, there will be different styles of questions. Part One In the first part of the Speaking Test, questions about buildings will be shorter and simpler, and you won’t be expected to say too much in reply. These questions include: Do you live in a house...

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