A Difficult Task 2 Sample Essay
Dec26

A Difficult Task 2 Sample Essay

Today is Boxing Day, which in the UK is a big part of the Christmas tradition. Many people stay at home with their families and continue to celebrate after Christmas, while others go out shopping to take advantage of the Boxing Day bargains in the shops! On this fine day, I’m giving you the gift of… a sample essay! 🙂 Here’s the question: Research indicates that the characteristics we are born with have much...

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Essay Correction: Family Topic [Task 2]
Aug25

Essay Correction: Family Topic [Task 2]

One of my Chinese students wrote an essay on the following topic, which I corrected and am sharing here for the benefit of my website readers. You can see her essay below, as well as my edits. For practice, you may want to try marking her essay yourself! Spotting mistakes is a great way to boost your own IELTS writing skills. If you want me to mark your essay, check the information at the bottom of the page. Question: Some people...

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Model Essay: Bar Chart
Jul18

Model Essay: Bar Chart

Question You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph below shows female unemployment rates in each country of the United Kingdom in 2013 and 2014. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words. Answer The bar chart shows the unemployment rates for women in four countries during a two-year period. In three of the countries, the...

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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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2x Process Diagram Model Essays
Jun26

2x Process Diagram Model Essays

This week I’m giving you two sample essays from IELTS writing task 1 (academic). In the past I have given answers to line graphs and bar charts, but this week we’ll look at a more tricky type of question – process diagrams. It’s important to remember to take time to read the diagram, and then think about how to change the verbs to passive form. Beneath the essays, I have written some comments that I think will...

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2x Task 1 Model Essays
Jun14

2x Task 1 Model Essays

Question 1 The first chart below shows how energy is used in an average Australian household. The second chart shows the greenhouse gas emissions which result from this energy use. These two pie charts show information about household energy use in Australia and the resulting greenhouse emissions. While heating is the greatest use of energy, it is not the greatest producer of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are produced by water...

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