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Starting well in IELTS Task 2

The topic of change in people’s lives has been widely discussed recently.

The opening sentence of any essay is an opportunity to: (more…)

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Aid and Aids

Receiving any aids from developed countries might be benefitial for developing countries.

OK so there is a difference between aid (countable) and aid (uncountable). (more…)

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Lin Kit – A pronunciation app

When listening to an English native speaker, it can sometimes be difficult to hear where one word ends and another begins. Native speakers join or link words when they speak so that it’s easier to speak quickly. (more…)

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Meanwhile, ‘On the contrary’

Restaurant sales peaked on Friday. On the contrary, the restaurant gained its lowest earnings on Sunday.

If you are contrasting two things that are both true, do not use on the contrary (more…)

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The next topic is that of ‘that of’

Thanks to GuruEAP follower Devina who has requested an explanation of the use of that of. (more…)

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IELTS speaking ‘echo’

What kind of bag do I use to carry my personal belongings? The bag that I use to carry my personal belongings is a ruck sack.

Consider this dialogue: (more…)

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IELTS Task 1 – Essay structure #2

In a previous post we saw a demonstration of the ideal IELTS Task 1 essay structure, and here’s another example. (more…)

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IELTS Task 1 – Essay structure

A good way to structure your IELTS Task 1 essay is to divide it into three sections, as follows: (more…)

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IELTS Task 2 – body paragraph reconstruction

In this activity we see two body paragraphs taken from an IELTS Task 2 essay discussing space exploration. (more…)

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Percent of what?

In this post we think about how a writer describes percentages so that the reader is always able to answer the question ‘percent of what?’. (more…)