Analyzing an IELTS Task 2 Question
Jul20

Analyzing an IELTS Task 2 Question

In the IELTS Writing Exam, you are mostly being judged on your ability to construct a well-written essay. However, part of the task is responding to the question, and that means being able to pick a question apart to understand exactly what it means, and what you – as the candidate – are required to do. Fortunately, the questions in the IELTS Writing Exam are quite predictable (at least in terms of theme and style) and so...

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Activity
Jul14

IELTS Writing Task 2 Activity

Here’s a cool task to help you work on coherence and cohesion – which is one of the four areas on which your IELTS Writing will be marked. Look at the sentences below and try to put them into the correct order. Simple, right?! Check your answer against my actual essay below. Question In general, people do not have such a close relationship with their neighbours as they did in the past. Why is this so, and what can be done...

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Task 2 Sample Answer
Jun28

Task 2 Sample Answer

Question Government funding should only be provided for the best students as scholarships. Other funding of universities should come from student fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Answer Around the world, there are various ways that universities receive their funding. Some people believe that they should be partly funded through the government by means of scholarships for particularly gifted...

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Structuring an IELTS Task 2 Essay
Jun21

Structuring an IELTS Task 2 Essay

In this post, I will give you advice about how to structure an IELTS Writing Task 2 essay. Having a great structure will push you towards a high band score, and it’s not difficult to learn how to do it right. You can’t just memorize an essay for IELTS, but you can memorize some very good structures that can be repeated. Recently, I was tutoring some students on the topic of zoos. There was a question about whether you...

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Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay
May30

Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay

Question Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable in today’s society. To what extent do you agree with this view? Model Answer If a company wants to increase awareness about its products, it must engage in some form of advertising. For this reason, adverts are everywhere that we look, including TV, the internet, posters, and billboards. Some adverts are very innovative and informative, but others...

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