Month: November 2013

IELTS Writing Task 2: Reasons + Solution

When asked to give your opinion on an issue and suggest a solution, follow the following structure to organize your essays:

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Here’s a list of possible question wordings. Look at it to see how you can organize other possible Task 2 questions.

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs (Part 5)

Here are the answers to yesterday’s question about language to use in Writing Task 1. If you haven’t seen them yet, see my previous posts in this series:

IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Analyze the chart
IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Understand the summary
IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Check your understanding
IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Analyze the language

OK. See the table below to see what the key phrases (in bold) mean: (more…)

IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-part questions

When asked a two-part question, follow the following structure to organize your essays:

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Here’s a list of possible question wordings. Look at it to see how you can organize other possible Task 2 questions.

IELTS Writing Task 2: Agree / disagree / factors

If your Task 2 essay is worded like this:

Which factor (…) is more important? or, 
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

follow the following structure to organize your essays:

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IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs (Part 4)

It’s time to analyze the language in the chart summary and learn some useful phrases. If you haven’t seen them yet, see my previous posts in this series:

IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Analyze the chart
IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Understand the summary
IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs – Check your understanding

OK. Now look at the phrases in bold in the summary below.

Categorize them under the following section headings:

  1. went up and down over a time period
  2. did not change
  3. went up a little
  4. went up very quickly
  5. arrived at its highest point
  6. went up noticeably over a period of time
  7. went down
  8. went down gradually over a period of time

Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll reveal the answers tomorrow.

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Discuss Both Views

When asked to discuss both views and give your opinion, follow the following structure to organize your essays:

You can use this four-paragraph framework with most Task 2 essays. From this list of possible question wordings, can you choose which other questions you can use this structure with? (more…)

IELTS Writing Task 1: Understanding charts and graphs (Part 2)

Let’s do some more work on understanding charts and graphs in IELTS Writing Task 1.

Below is a brief description of the graph I posted yesterday. I want you to draw the missing parts of the graph from the description. You might want to print a copy of the graph or draw a rough version in your notebook.

Tomorrow, I’ll reveal the actual line graph so you can check if you interpreted the language properly.

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