IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-Part Questions
Jul18

IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-Part Questions

Introduction Today we’re going to look at one kind of IELTS writing task 2 question that often makes students a little worried: the two-part question. This is also sometimes referred to as “the direct question” as it is more direct than other types of writing question, such as advantage/disadvantage or problem/solution. I will show you what this question looks like and how to answer it. What is a Two-Part Question? In IELTS writing...

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IELTS Writing: Should I Write 4 or 5 Paragraphs?
Jul08

IELTS Writing: Should I Write 4 or 5 Paragraphs?

If you’ve been studying IELTS for a long time, you’ll see certain teachers and textbooks recommending one structure or another. Generally, what they suggest is something like this: Introduction 2-3 body paragraphs Conclusion That’s it. Pretty simple, right? Well, some students ask, “Should I write 4 or 5 paragraphs?” because they want to know which is best. When they look at model essays by IELTS examiners, they see both kinds of...

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Sample Answer for Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Question
May04

Sample Answer for Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Question

A few months ago, this question was given in the IELTS writing task 2 exam: Some people think it is more beneficial to play sports that are played in teams, e.g. football. However, others think it is more beneficial individual sports, e.g. tennis and swimming. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Today, I will give you my sample answer for this recent IELTS writing task 2 question, and make a few suggestions on how you can...

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A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer
Apr05

A Difficult Flow Chart – Sample Answer

Process diagrams for IELTS writing task 1 can be difficult. Sometimes you look at the diagram and become overwhelmed by information. There can be so many parts that it is hard to see how they all fit together. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to make it easier to understand and write about process diagrams. Today we’re going to look at one that is related to the IELTS topic of environment. This is a really common...

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Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]
Mar25

Describing a Line Graph [Pop Parade vs Music Choice]

Today, I’m going to give you a sample answer for a line graph. This post accompanies a YouTube video I just uploaded, and which I will embed below. I hope that you find it helpful in your IELTS preparation. Remember that sample essays are a great way to learn about writing! You can post your own answers below or ask questions over at my YouTube channel. Question You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below...

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Get a FREE handbook for IELTS grammar
Mar14

Get a FREE handbook for IELTS grammar

For two years, I have been updating this website regularly with hints and tips for IELTS, as well as sample essays, question analyses, and general guides to all parts of the IELTS exam. I don’t consider it a job because in fact it is my pleasure. I have been delighted to share my insights with so many wonderful students, and all I hope from this effort is that more students can achieve their dreams. I have recently been working...

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