Examiner feedback on essay writing problems

FEEDBACK ON ERRORS WITH ESSAY WRITING AN ISSUE WITH TASK RESPONSE The topic is about making noise that impacts on others whereas this example is about noise that is controlled and not impacting on others – tangential to topic). Some people think that there should be some strict controls about noise. Others think that they … Read more

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 13 REPORTS ANSWERS

Model Answer for Cambridge IELTS 13 writing test reports task 1 The chart below shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011 model answer The bar chart illustrates the proportion of households who lived in their own or rented accommodation in England and Wales from 1918 … Read more

CAMBRIDGE 14 ESSAYS ANSWERS

Model answers for Cambridge IELTS Book 14 Task 2 Essays. [book 15 answers here] Written by Mike Wattie, IELTS examiner and author. Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations.Discuss … Read more

How to write a good Task 1introduction

Task 1: Writing a good introduction A lot of students have problems in writing a good Task 1 introduction and often end up with a lot of the original Task 1 introduction sill there. For example: The chart below shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and … Read more

Task 1 Academic Introduction Writing

Writing an introduction for a map The maps below show the CENTRE OF A SMALL TOWN CALLED ISLIP  as it is now, and plans for its development. Student’s Introduction The two maps of the CENTRE OF A SMALL TOWN CALLED ISLIP can be compared with the present and the future. On the whole, there would … Read more

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

Common errors with vocabulary

“S” endings of words Almost every essay I read has this mistake. The writer puts an “S” where it’s not needed or else forgets to put one where it is needed. Examples below: Student  are always studying hard. [“s” is needed for students] Technologies  is developing rapidly. [Technology is uncountable in this context so it … Read more

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