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15/03/2021

13th March 2021 | General Training Writing Task 2 | British Council

People spend too much money on family celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.
What is the importance of these celebrations?
Do you think people really spend too much?

09/02/2021

Recent exam Essay question: 6th of February 2021
British Council - Paper Base

Scientists predict in the near future cars will be driven by computers, not people. Why? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

29/01/2021

MASTER IELTS GRAMMAR FOR WRITING TASK 2 (eBook)

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This e-book is suitable for people wishing to improve their English language through higher-level grammar and for those wishing to increase their IELTS Writing Task 2 score. The aim of this e-book is to take your English grammar to a higher level.

You will learn,
• Length of Sentences
• What are Complex Sentences in IELTS Writing Task 2?
• From Simple to Complex
• Noun Phrases & Gerund Phrases
• Noun Clauses
• Linking Words & Sentence Structures
• Relative Clauses
• Word Order
• Tenses
• Tenses: Useful Points & Common Problems
• Conditional Statements
• Modals
• Passive Voice
• Verb Patterns
• Articles: a / an / the
• Pronouns & Referencing
• Quantifiers
• Countable & Uncountable Nouns
• Comparatives and Superlatives
• Intensifiers
• Prepositions
• Using Cautious Language & Avoiding Over-Generalisation
• Paraphrasing
• Giving Examples
• Paragraphing
• Punctuation
• Phrases to Avoid with Caution
• Deleting Mistakes
• Common Errors to Avoid

28/01/2021

Opinion / Discussion Essay ( Essay 2 Part 1)

QUESTION:
Some people prefer to live in a house while others feel that there are more advantages to living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages of living in a house compared with living in an apartment?

28/01/2021

Opinion / Discussion Essay ( Essay 2 Part 2 ) Please watch part 1 before you watch part 2 of this essay.

QUESTION:
Some people prefer to live in a house while others feel that there are more advantages to living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages of living in a house compared with living in an apartment?

27/01/2021

Discussion/Opinion Essay (Essay 1 Part 2) | Please watch part 1 before you watch part 2

QUESTION:
Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

27/01/2021

Discussion/Opinion Essay (Essay 1 Part 1)

QUESTION:
Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

26/01/2021

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay (Essay 2 part 2 ) | Please watch Essay 2 part 1 before you watch this part.

QUESTION:
Many elderly people are no longer looked after by their families but are put in care homes or nursing homes. what are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

26/01/2021

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay (Essay 2 part 1 )

QUESTION:
Many elderly people are no longer looked after by their families but are put in care homes or nursing homes. what are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

26/01/2021

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay ( Essay 1 Part 2) | Please review essay 1 part 1 before watching part 2

QUESTION:
There seems to be an increasing trend towards assessing students through exams rather than continual assessment. What are the advantages and disadvantages of exams as a form of assessments?

26/01/2021

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay ( Essay 1 Part 1)

QUESTION :
There seems to be an increasing trend towards assessing students through exams rather than continual assessment. What are the advantages and disadvantages of exams as a form of assessments?

25/01/2021

🟥Easily Confused Adjectives and Adverbs:🟥

✔ historic vs historical

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🟥Easily Confused Adjectives and Adverbs:🟥

✔ actual vs current
✔ actually vs at the moment

24/01/2021

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23/01/2021

🟧 Referencing: Coherence and Cohesion

Referencing has a direct impact on how easy your IELTS essay is to understand and how connected it is. Referencing is an aspect of English language that is assessed in IELTS and is mentioned in the band score descriptors published by IELTS under the marking criterion of Coherence and Cohesion, which is 25% of your marks.

🔷Using it🔷

Referencing should not be used in a Topic Sentence (the first sentence of any paragraph). When you write a topic sentence, the content of the paragraph will be new to the reader and should be explained fully in this first sentence. Referencing can then be used in the sentences that follow.

Look at the topic sentence below (the first sentence of a body paragraph).

✖ Firstly, it is a very serious problem, which is why parents should control how many hours their children have unsupervised access to a computer.

As you can see, referencing with "it" at the start of the paragraph does not allow the reader to know what the subject is. What is “it”? In this case, the word it refers to “children becoming addicted to online gaming”, but this is only understood if the reader goes back
and reads the essay question or the introduction again for this particular essay. Any time the IELTS examiner is forced to stop reading your essay because it is confusing, it will have a negative impact on your score. Each paragraph is a new beginning and the reader will approach it with fresh eyes and without presumptions. So, you need to write your topic sentences in full:

✔ Firstly, children becoming addicted to online gaming is a very serious problem, which is why parents should control how many hours their children have unsupervised access to a computer.

Now the reader knows exactly what this paragraph is relating to.




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Complex grammar made easy”



Available to purchase now ❗ high score target grammar e-book (IELTS Academic and General Training

21/01/2021

Available to purchase now ❗ high score target grammar e-book (IELTS Academic and General Training)

“MASTER IELTS GRAMMAR FOR WRITING TASK 2”
Complex grammar made easy”

This e-book (273 pages) aims to help you increase your IELTS Writing Task 2 score by helping you learn more about grammar for IELTS and what the examiner is looking for. The target for this e-book is band score 7 and above.

✔ There are three volumes to this eBook.

Rs 450 only. Please drop us a message if you like to buy this eBook.

(The eBook will be sent to your email address within 24 hours after the payment through “We Transfer”)

You will learn,
• Length of Sentences
• What are Complex Sentences in IELTS Writing Task 2?
• From Simple to Complex
• Noun Phrases & Gerund Phrases
• Noun Clauses
• Linking Words & Sentence Structures
• Relative Clauses
• Word Order
• Tenses
• Tenses: Useful Points & Common Problems
• Conditional Statements
• Modals
• Passive Voice
• Verb Patterns
• Articles: a / an / the
• Pronouns & Referencing
• Quantifiers
• Countable & Uncountable Nouns
• Comparatives and Superlatives
• Intensifiers
• Prepositions
• Using Cautious Language & Avoiding Over-Generalisation
• Paraphrasing
• Giving Examples
• Paragraphing
• Punctuation
• Phrases to Avoid with Caution
• Deleting Mistakes
• Common Errors to Avoid

21/01/2021

👎Poor control of sentence length:

"Many children struggle with weight problems, such as obesity, because they do not take enough exercise and as they have a poor diet, which is mainly caused by the abundance of fast food on offer, they are unable to burn off the calories and fat, and thus gain weight."


This is just one VERY long sentence. Many students think this shows complex English. However, it only shows a lack of punctuation and a lack of awareness of the criterion of grammar for IELTS Writing Task 2. The examiner will look for both a range of sentence structures and good punctuation. So, in IELTS, the length needs to be controlled. Now look below at how it should have been written.

👍Good control of length:

"Many children struggle with weight problems, such as obesity, because they do not take enough exercise. Another reason for this problem is a poor diet, which is mainly caused by the abundance of fast food on offer. The accumulated effect is that children do not burn off excess calories and fat, and this leads to serious weight gain"

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CUE CARDS JANUARY TO APRIL 2021 | Recent IELTS Speaking | Ideas, Collocations, Topic Vocabulary 19/01/2021

CUE CARDS JANUARY TO APRIL 2021 | Recent IELTS Speaking | Ideas, Collocations, Topic Vocabulary
https://youtu.be/sid3XiBKokM

00:01 - SOMETHING IMPORTANT THAT HAS BEEN KEPT FOR A LONG TIME IN YOUR FAMILY
01:05 - A TIME YOU ATE SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME
02:30 - A TIME YOU GOT CLOSE TO WILD ANIMALS
03:26 - A HOUSE YOU VISITED BUT DIDN'T LIKE TO LIVE IN
04:27 - A TIME WHEN YOU COMPUTER BROKE DOWN
05:36 - A TIME WHEN YOU ENCOURAGED SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING
07:00 - A TIME YOU WAIT IN LINE FOR A LONG TIME
07:51 - A PART OF A CITY OR TWON YOU ENJOY SPENDING TIME IN
08:44 - A PERSON WHO YOU THINK WEARS AN UNUSUAL CLOTHES
10:03 - A TIME YOU NEEDED TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION
11:16 - A POLITE PERSON THAT YOU KNOW
12:22 - A TIME YOU MADE A PROMISE TO SOMEONE
13:40 - AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION
14:33 - A TIME YOU GAVE ADVICE TO OTHERS
15:51 - A SHORT TRIP YOU OFTEN TAKE BUT DON'T LIKE
16:48 - A PERFECT JOB YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IN THE FUTURE
17:40 - A THING YOU BOUGHT AND PLEASED ABOUT IT
18:47 - A TIME YOU FELT BORED
19:39 - A KIND OF WEATHER THAT YOU LIKE
20:55 - A TOY YOU LIKED IN YOUR CHILDHOOD
21:49 - A FAMOUS PERSON YOU'RE INTERESTED IN
22:39 - A LIVE SPORTS MATCH THAT YOU WATCHED
23:30 - A TIME YOU TOLD YOUR FRIEND AN IMPORTANT TRUTH
24:44 - A SKILL THAT YOU CAN TEACH OTHER PEOPLE
25:50 - A TIME YOU WORKED IN A GROUP
26:44 - AN OCCASION WHEN YOU LOST YOUR WAY
27:49 - A TIME YOU CHANGED YOUR OPINION

CUE CARDS JANUARY TO APRIL 2021 | Recent IELTS Speaking | Ideas, Collocations, Topic Vocabulary 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗠𝗣 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗢𝗣𝗜𝗖𝗦00:01 - SOMETHING IMPORTANT THAT HAS BEEN KEPT FOR A LONG TIME IN YOUR FAMILY01:05 - A TIME YOU ATE SOMETHING FOR THE FI...

IELTS Band 9 Vocab Secrets.pdf 18/01/2021

This book will teach you a very large amount of vocabulary of exactly the type that the IELTS examiners want to see and hear from you in the exam, covering the ten IELTS topics.

Download the PDF>> https://bit.ly/3oRZu7s

It is important that you prepare to answer questions on all of these ten topics, because they all may be used in the test. Therefore, do not start by trying to remember all the words from Module 1, then all the words from Module 2 and so on.
Try to learn and practise a small number of words from Modules 1 to 10 at first, and then a slightly larger group of words from Modules 1 to 10, and so on. In this way, you will develop a wide IELTS vocabulary on all the topics, and not become a ‘specialist’ in just one topic.

IELTS Band 9 Vocab Secrets.pdf

16/01/2021

MASTER IELTS WRITING TASK 2
IELTS Writing Live Class ( 1 hour) by Matt Rainsbury, a British native with many years of English Language and IELTS teaching experience.
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