“Teacher, why don’t you use Skype?” I seem to get this question a lot from new students who are taken aback when they discover that we do not use Skype for our lessons. There are several reasons for this: Skype is great for audio communication and it is fantastic for making free or cheap calls. […]Read more "Why I don’t use Skype for my IELTS classes"
An important requirement in IELTS Writing Task 1 is the presence of an overview. When describing visual information, candidates need to be able to mention what the chart, table, graph, or diagram is about, through a summarising statement. This statement should not contain any details or figures, although there may be some exceptions. What your examiner needs […]Read more "Overviews in IELTS Writing Task 1"
Ending your essay can be quite a challenge for many candidates and I wrote an article about this recently. I have noticed some difficulty among students in finishing off arguments at the end of IELTS Writing Task 2. The problems tend to be: ending the writing abruptly eg. In conclusion, these are the reasons why […]Read more "How to write a conclusion in IELTS Writing Task 2"
A high-scoring IELTS essay would normally have an appropriate conclusion at the end of the writing. Without this, candidates will not be able to obtain a very high band in their essay. A rounding-off paragraph or your conclusion does not have to be lengthy nor should it be too short. Usually one or two complex sentences will do. […]Read more "Conclusions in IELTS Writing Task 2"