Recently, IRSAFAM IELTS test centre in Iran sent candidates a sample essay topic to practice IELTS writing task 2:

Some people believe that children should go to extra classes after school. Others, however, think that children should spend that time playing instead.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

I often spend a minute or two reading the task and understanding Continue reading

I think I owe everyone an apology. Although I started this blog with passion, a bigger passion took over late last September, my newborn son Ryan! I have been spending as much time as I can with the little guy and he’s all strong and happy now ­čÖé

I think I’m quite ready to kick things off again here at IELTS Prime, and hope the new round of posts will benefit IELTS candidates a lot! Keep the feedback coming and really appreciate your comments.



Ebi Tahasoni

Today I am writing about the difference between the words that you can use in your essays to discuss the effects of an issue. A┬álot of IELTS candidates think that they can use┬áthe following words to replace the word ‘effect’ anywhere in their writing and in any given context:

consequence, repercussion, influence, impact, result, outcome

Although some of these words can be used instead of ‘effect’, others have specific meaning:Continue reading