memorised phrases in the IELTS exam

It is common for students to express concern that the use of set formats and memorised phrases like the three types of essays recommended by will adversely impact upon the quality of their work.  In this article, I will discuss the rational for advocating the use of the set essay formats. Recently a student asked the following question: … Read more

speed up essay writing

1. Learn to analyse essay questions, so that you can quickly establish the topic and the question that is being asked. See my video on essay question analysis. 2. Learn the three types of essays that get asked and be very familiar with the structure of each. This way you won’t have to waste time … Read more

Model essay: both views and opinion

It is widely believed that increasing levels of shopping is good for the well-being of a country. However others feel that increasing levels of shopping has unacceptable social consequences on a society. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Plan: Advantages Companies make higher profits and less unemployment lower prices and better products. … Read more

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