To get a high score in IELTS Writing Task 2 you to need to write well, we all know that; however, this does not mean attempting to be a modern day James Joyce. Many students try too hard throwing complicated language into ...
If you are struggling to improve your score for writing task 2, the solution might be to spend more time planning before you start writing. I asked the students on my most recent one-day course to spend 10 minutes planning a ...
Last week I asked you to share your "discuss both views" questions. I've chosen a question shared by JK: Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products.
A suggestion on how to use the Flesch Kincaid Grade Level to assess your IELTS essays for readability, sentence length and word choice The post Assess your own essays – Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level appeared first on Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond.
A few people have asked us about how to improve their vocabulary, writing and other skills for the IELTS exam. So, I’ve decided to share some advice I give all my IELTS students. I hope it helps you as much as it does them.
In the developed world, average life expectancy is increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and society? Suggest some measures that could be taken to reduce the impact of ageing populations.
This is where you can find free IELTS Writing Samples. For IELTS Writing Task 2, you have to write at least 250 words in 40 minutes. For IELTS Writing Task 1, you have to write at least 150 words in 20 minutes.
You have 40 minutes for task 2, so try organising your time in the following way. Please note that these are suggestions, not rules. First 10 minutes. Read the question and make sure you understand what it is asking you to do.
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