A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay
Apr30

A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay

Here’s a recent IELTS Writing Task 2 question and a sample Band 9 answer: Question Scientists say that in the future humanity will speak the same language. Do you think this is a positive or negative social development? Sample Answer One of the consequences of globalization is that even though there are more humans on the earth, the number of languages spoken is decreasing. As nomadic people and small tribes are assimilated into the...

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IELTS Writing Task 1 Process Diagrams
Apr28

IELTS Writing Task 1 Process Diagrams

In the IELTS Writing Task 1 you may be asked to describe: line graphs bar charts pie charts tables flow charts maps process diagrams For most of that list, you can use pretty similar language to tackle the question. Words like “an increase” or “to increase” can be used often throughout many of these Task 1 questions, but maps and process diagrams are different. I’ve shown you how to describe maps for the...

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Improving your Language for IELTS
Apr21

Improving your Language for IELTS

I have made a PPT that contains a lot advice on how to improve your language for IELTS. It most relates to the IELTS Writing Exam, but it could be applied to other parts. Key lessons are avoiding IELTS phrases and upgrading boring or repetitive language. Improving your Language for IELTS from David...

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Structures
Apr11

IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Structures

The IELTS Writing Exam is marked in four areas: Task Achievement Coherence and Cohesion Lexis Grammatical Range and Accuracy In order to score highly for those first two, you must be able to understand the question and structure an appropriate response. How can you do that? Check out this useful PPT for some great advice: IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Structures from David...

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Planning IELTS Writing Task 2 Structure
Apr09

Planning IELTS Writing Task 2 Structure

It is important to be able to structure your IELTS Writing Task 2 structure, or else you will struggle to get a high band score. However, doing this isn’t necessarily very difficult. You can learn and practice some simple structures that will allow you to get a higher writing score. Question Read the following question. Think about what it is asking you to do. A growing number of people feel that animals should not be exploited...

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Developing a Topic Sentence
Apr08

Developing a Topic Sentence

It is so important to be able to develop a topic sentence in the IELTS Writing Exam. If you can’t support your main idea with explanation or examples, you simply aren’t fulfilling the requirements for coherence and cohesion. This is a difficult skill to master, but there are ways to practice it. Practice Look at the following topic sentences. Try to write two supporting sentences for each one. In many countries, schools...

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