What the heck is register?! That’s what most people think. Basically, it means the degree to which your essay is formal. As you should know, an IELTS essay should be written in a formal style. That means: no slang, fewer contractions, and so on. In this lesson, I mostly cover participle clauses and passive voice. Why? Because these are common features of register!

This is the penultimate lesson of our free IELTS writing course!

Homework & Further Reading for Lesson 9

If you want to know more about the passive voice, you can take a look at this article. Passive voice is especially useful for process diagrams, which you can read about here and here.

The homework for lesson 9 can be found here. Answers are here.