Immigration Topic [IELTS Writing Task 2]
Aug06

Immigration Topic [IELTS Writing Task 2]

Today we’re going to look at a typical IELTS writing task 2 question about immigration. I will show you how to analyze the question, generate ideas and examples, structure your essay, and then finally write it. This question type is “discuss both views” but remember that the topic of immigration could be addressed in various ways for IELTS writing task 2. Analyze the Question Here is the question we will answer...

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The Importance of Synonyms in IELTS
Sep07

The Importance of Synonyms in IELTS

Every IELTS student knows that vocabulary is important when attempting to get a high band score, but do they really understand how useful it is to know lots of synonyms? In fact, learning synonyms is a great way to improve all areas of your IELTS skill. In today’s lesson, we examine the importance of synonyms in IELTS. What are Synonyms? A synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Because...

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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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Where did English come from?
Feb21

Where did English come from?

Level: intermediate and above Time for completion: 20+   Introduction When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? Claire Bowern traces the language from the present day back to its ancient roots, showing how English has evolved through generations of...

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