IELTS Writing Task 1 Practice Activity
Jul06

IELTS Writing Task 1 Practice Activity

Ok, so here’s an activity I put together for a student I tutor. It’s based on a pretty simple line graph, and I’ve just written a model essay and then removed some words. Sounds pretty easy, right? Why don’t you take a look and see what you think. It’s based on this line graph: Practice Activity Read the model essay below and fill in the gaps. There may be more than one possible correct answer. This line...

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Grouping Data in the IELTS Writing Task 1
Jun30

Grouping Data in the IELTS Writing Task 1

What do you do when you have to describe a line graph or bar chart in the IELTS Writing Task 1 and you find it’s too difficult to describe? Well, you need to spend some time examining the data and figuring out how you can divide it into manageable chunks. Once you can do this, you can structure your essay. Remember, the IELTS Writing Task 1 is all about describing the main features and making comparisons. You don’t need to...

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Paraphrasing for IELTS Writing Task 1
May20

Paraphrasing for IELTS Writing Task 1

Paraphrasing is an essential skill for IELTS, and it is particularly important for IELTS Writing Task 1. In this exam, you are required to paraphrase the question in order to write your first sentence. If you cannot do this, it becomes very difficult to pass the exam. If you copy the question, you will be deducted marks and it may cost you a high band score. Fortunately, learning to paraphrase is not difficult. In this PPT, I will...

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How to Describe Line Graphs for IELTS Writing Task 1
Sep28

How to Describe Line Graphs for IELTS Writing Task 1

The IELTS Writing Task 1 often features a line graph. Describing a line graph is not as difficult as it seems. In fact, there are a few things to remember to help you gain a band 7.0 score. Grammar You can learn these two structures and, with only a little bit of variation, you can describe almost any trend. Interest rates decreased significantly. Subject (what you’re describing) + verb + adverb Or: There was a significant decrease in...

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Improve Your IELTS Writing With Parallelism
Mar29

Improve Your IELTS Writing With Parallelism

In the article below, I’ll tell you how to improve your IELTS writing score by using parallelism.   What is Parallelism? Parallel means two things (lines, objects, etc) running next to each other, having the same space between them at all points. For example, look at the word “parallel” itself – the two ls in the middle are parallel to one another! Remember the spelling of the word, and you can remember its meaning; remember the...

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