Speaking

Talk about a time when you received money as a gift. — IELTS Speaking

Talk about a time when you received money as a gift. Who gave it to you When did they give it you Why they gave money How did you feel about it The gift I gave to my younger sister recently is the one I would like to talk about. I gave her a cell phone recently. The model of the cell phone is Sony Experia Z and it has Android Operating System. This is a water resistant cell phone manufactured by Sony Mobile and is a hot one in the market. The cells phone cost me around 40 K and I had to save the money for the last 6-7 moths to present her the gift. I knew that she had been wishing to buy a smartphone for a year but could not do so. I thought to buy her one on her next birthday and started saving the …

Speaking

Talk about the happiest situation in your life. — IELTS Speaking

Talk about the happiest situation in your life. What was the event Where and when it happened With whom you enjoyed Explain why it was important The happiest moment in my life was when I passed my Grade 12. It was a crazy day. I was behaving like a maniac as I was so stressed out. I had to go to my school to get my result and I was panicking. My admission in the college was solely dependent on whether I pass or fail the exam, so it was very important for me to pass the exam. I reached my school and I was trembling with fear because I thought that I would fail in one of the subjects. After a long wait I was asked to pick my result and with trembling hands I opened the envelope. I had passed the exam. It was the happiest moment in …

Speaking

Describe a good law in your country. — IELTS Speaking

Describe a good law in your country What is the law How you came to know about this law Whom does it affect Why is it good Smoking is undoubtedly a bad habit with numerous detrimental impacts. Not a single benefit of smoking found until today and so the government of Australia has become rigid on the issue of smoking here and there. Smoking is banned in public places and cigarettes are sold in plain packets. Besides, the government has also initiated plain packaging for tobacco products. It points that all the tobacco products should be sold in a generic packet. There should be no advertisements of tobacco products on the packets. And all the brands will have the same colour in their pack. Any sort of imagery or branding is banned after the recent law that came into force in 2012. However, the brand name of the cigarette brand …

Discussion - Discuss both view, IELTS Task 2 - Essay, Writing

Some people contend that all young people should attend university after high school, while others maintain that this is not always the best option. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your own experience where appropriate.

Some people contend that all young people should attend university after high school, while others maintain that this is not always the best option. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your own experience where appropriate. Some feel that all young people should attend university, while others point out this may not be a suitable path for everyone. I am of the latter view. I believe that career training in other areas may serve the interests of many young people far better than undergraduate studies. On the one hand, there is convincing support for university education for all. Firstly, a liberal education encourages the broadening of the mind. For example, students of history, art and literature tend to be tolerant and thoughtful and fulfil useful service careers in teaching, journalism, public relations and politics. Encouraging everyone to enrol in university would …

Advantages and Disadvantages, IELTS Task 2 - Essay, Writing

More and more students are going to another country for higher education. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

More and more students are going to another country for higher education. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? It is very common today for students to go abroad to complete their college or university education. However, this trend presents both advantages and disadvantages to the students and the institutions involved. These items will be analysed in this essay before a position is declared. The advantages of rising foreign student numbers are numerous. For one, this trend encourages human collaboration and the exchanging of ideas. For example, a Canadian engineering student attending a Japanese university would bring ideas and perspectives different from those of their classmates, a phenomenon that enriches the university’s program and level of discussion as a whole. In addition to this, having studied outside their home country, this student would take valuable international understanding with them, an important second benefit that promotes peace and international friendship. …

IELTS Academic Task 1- Graph, Writing

PROPER TASK 1 WRITING STRUCTURE

Single data source structure Paragraph 1 – Overview 1. Data type description 2. Broad details Paragraph 2 – Analysing 3. Minor detail (minute detail) 4. Minor detail (minute detail) 5. Minor detail (minute detail) (repeat as needed…) 6. Conclusion   Double data source structure Paragraph 1 – Overview 1. Data type(s) description and broad details 2. Relationship between sources Paragraph 2 – Analysing source 1 3. Minor detail (minute detail) 4. Minor detail (minute detail) 5. Minor detail (minute detail) (repeat as needed…) 6. Conclusion Paragraph 3 –Analysing source 2 7. Minor detail (minute detail) 8. Minor detail (minute detail) 9. Minor detail (minute detail) (repeat as needed…)

Blog, Writing

Qualifying words for IELTS Essay Task1 and Task 2

Qualifying words are the words in the question which tell the student how the various ideas relate together. They are often the words that present opinion. Contrast: despite this, while, whereas, however, on the other hand, differs from, in contrast to, conversely,unlike, although Compare: in the same vein, likewise, similarly, this mirrors, just as, has in common, moves in tandem, parallels, alike, like, reflects, almost the same Support: desirable, beneficial, advantageous, positive Refute: undesirable, unbeneficial, disadvantageous, negative Fast increase: climbed, increased rapidly, fast growth, spiked Slow increase: gradual, climbed steadily No change: steady, stable, unchanging, remain Slow Decrease: gradual, declined modestly Fast decrease: dropped, fell Sudden change: up/down spiked, dived, nose-dived   Unstable figures: volatile, rapid changes, unstable, unpredictable Figures that are similar or the same: in tandem, similar, mirror each other, in parallel   Maximum: peak, highest Minimum: bottomed-out, trough   Unexpected: results bizarre, strange, against expectations   Expected results: …

IELTS Academic Task 1- Graph, Writing

Information regarding the specific difference among bands 6-9 between these four breadths,

  Band Task Achievement Coherence and Cohesion Lexical Resources Grammar 9 ‐indistinguishable from a native English user ‐indistinguishable from a native English user ‐indistinguishable from a native English user ‐indistinguishable from a native English user 7 -­‐mostly accurate source(s) but may lack some depth in response ‐displays effective use of several cohesive devices -­slight awkwardness is present at times -­most text can be understood by examiner without having to reread ‐writer understands and can use specialized vocabulary word structures are used with fair accuracy ‐grammatically accurate sentences at least 50% of the time 6 ‐accurate resource(s) but may contain inaccurate or irrelevant details -lacks in depth response -­improper tone ‐cohesive devices sound unnatural -­examiner needs to reread parts to fully understand the regular wording mistakes are seen -­weakness in specialized vocabulary use is apparent ‐grammatically accurate sentences less than 50% of the time

Blog, IELTS Task 2 - Essay, Writing

IELTS Essay structure

IELTS Essay structure Paragraph 1 – Introduction • Sentence 1 – Background statement • Sentence 2 – Detailed background statement • Sentence 3 – Thesis • Sentence 4 – Outline sentence Paragraph 2 – First supporting paragraph • Sentence 1 – Topic sentence • Sentence 2 – Example • Sentence 3 – Discussion • Sentence 4 – Conclusion Paragraph 3 – Second supporting paragraph • Sentence 1 – Topic sentence • Sentence 2 – Example • Sentence 3 – Discussion • Sentence 4 – Conclusion Paragraph 4 – Conclusion • Sentence 1 – Summary • Sentence 2 – Restatement of thesis • Sentence 3 – Prediction or recommendation By Ryan

Speaking

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics – III

Describe a skill you would like to learn You should say: – What the skill is – Why you want to learn this skill – Whether you think it would be difficult – Whether you think you will learn it in the near future   Describe an interesting public place in your hometown, or where you are living now, that you like to go You should say: -where it is -how often you go there -what you do there -and explain why you think it is interesting.   Describe a website you like to visit You should say: -When you found it -What it is about -How often you visit it -Why you like this website   Describe a wedding that you have attended. You should say: -whose wedding it was -who was there -what happened -and explain how you felt.   Describe a time when you tried a new …