Interpreting IELTS writing topics

CAN YOU CORRECTLY INTERPRET THIS TOPIC’S NUANCES? Correctly interpreting the topic is really important and can have a huge impact on your score.  The topic sets the boundaries or scope of your answer.  The higher your required score the closer you need to remain within those boundaries.  However, this can be quite hard as there … Read more

Two question essay common mistakes

There are many reasons that can motivate a person to stay working for the same company. Some believe that money is the main reason. Do you agree or disagree? What are some other reasons why people may stay? Not responding fully to both questions Level 6 for task response requires that you: Address all parts … Read more

IELTS both sides and opinion essay Common mistakes

Putting your opinion in the introduction of the essay For this type of essay, it is best to keep your opinion for the final paragraph. Writing this here makes it seem like this essay is just about your opinion. Instead, you should write: “This essay discusses both sides of this argument and then I will … Read more

Common mistakes IELTS opinion essay

Unclear opinion In the example below the candidate fails to fully make clear their opinion in the introduction. The examiner can only guess that the candidate agrees, and has no idea of the extent. In this case, this is not a good introduction, and this has a negative effect on task response and also cohesion … Read more