Some of my students think that “although” can be used when paraphrasing a sentence that originally uses “while” or “whereas”. This is wrong in many cases.
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Earlier this week, I wrote about a new essay topic presented to candidates by Irsafam Test Centre in Iran. Here’s my answer to that task:
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
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 lot of IELTS candidates think that they can use the 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
IELTS essay tasks explicitly ask you to provide examples, and define acceptable examples as those “from your own knowledge or experience”. Therefore, it is important to Continue reading
A couple of days ago in my previous post on writing task 2, I promised to post my complete answer to the following IELTS essay task:
Some people think governments should spend less money on arts and invest more in education.
How far do you agree or disagree?
So, here’s my band-9 essayContinue reading
Earlier this week, I explained how IELTS examiners would write introduction paragraphs for opinion essays (i.e. essay questions that ask for your opinion). I also promised to write my own answer Continue reading
Writing introduction paragraphs for essays is usually a bit difficult for those who are new to essay writing. So today, I’m going to see how this can be dealt with for essay tasks that require your opinion.Continue reading