How to write an IELTS thesis statement.

ieltsIELTS essay introductions and thesis statements.

updated: July 27th 2022.

When writing the introduction of an IELTS essay there are two steps that need to be taken. Paraphrase the task question and write a Thesis Statement. If the question asks for an opinion then it must be in the thesis statement. It depends on the type of essay you are writing as they are not all the same. It is advisable to write a thesis in the introduction for every type of essay. A good thesis statement can help you get a good band score in task response in the writing section.

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IELTS Reading: Matching Headings

matching headings ieltsMatching headings, techniques and sample text.

In the IELTS reading section, there are usually 14 different types of questions but for each reading text, you may get 3 or 4 different types to answer. You might get True False Not Given, Yes No Not Given, completing a sentence, matching a heading or multiple choice to name just a few.

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IELTS Reading: True, False, Not Given Strategies

IELTS true false not givenTechniques and tips for IELTS Reading True False Not Given questions.

The reading section in IELTS contains various types of questions, however, many IELTS candidates have problems with  True False Not Given and Yes No Not Given. Once you understand the techniques and practice this type of question, then you will realise they are easier than you think. Most importantly you really need to have a wide range of vocabulary to get a good score here.

The IELTS reading test actually tests your vocabulary such as synonyms and paraphrasing. TFNG questions are based on factual statements in the text.

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Are you having trouble thinking of ideas?

IELTS thinking of ideas

How to quickly think of ideas in IELTS writing.

Updated: August 2022

A common problem many IELTS students is that they find it hard to think of ideas for their essays, especially when they are under pressure in the exam.

This is because of stress and creativity. If you have trouble thinking for yourself and have gone through an education system where memorisation is the main way of learning, then you will have real trouble getting ideas and you will need to find an approach to developing your imagination.

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IELTS paraphrasing practice

IELTS paraphrasingIELTS Paraphrasing lesson and practice exercise.

Updated: April 29th 2021

One of the most important skills in IELTS writing is the ability to paraphrase. In IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2 you are marked on your ability to use vocabulary effectively. Therefore, if paraphrasing is done accurately it can demonstrate to the examiner that you have a good grasp of vocabulary. Paraphrasing means changing the words so they have the same meaning.

This can be done by using synonyms or changing the grammatical structure. However, this takes a lot of practice because inaccurate paraphrasing will lead to a lower score. For more information on how to paraphrase the introduction in essays check out the links below.

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IELTS Grammar: Instead / Instead of / Rather than

How to use instead / instead of / rather than.

When writing essays in IELTS task 2 (it also comes in handy for the speaking test) you will need to use ‘instead’ or ‘rather than’ to show preference, changing trends, opinions or facts. Here are some sentences based on the topic of technology and internet use.

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IELTS Writing task 1: Line graph with a future trend

IELTS graph future trendsIELTS graphs with future trends.

Updated: Dec 29th 2021

Sometimes in IELTS academic writing task 1, you may be presented with a graph showing a future prediction.

In this case, you need to use the future tense with some specific academic phrases. Let’s have a look at the grammar needed in case you get one of these in the exam. Note that the data in this task is dynamic, which means it changes over time.

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IELTS Pie Chart lesson and model answer.

IELTS Pie Charts, Writing task 1.

In this lesson, we will look at.

1. The structure for IELTS Writing task 1

2. Paraphrasing the Introduction

3. Writing an overview

4. Body Paragraphs

5. Example Pie Chart and Model answer.

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IELTS Grammar: Most / Almost / Almost all

How to use Almost all / Most / Almost

A quick grammar lesson here. Let’s take a look at some common grammar mistakes using the word most / almost / almost all. Remember that the IELTS examiners mark you on the range and accuracy of your grammar in the speaking and writing section.

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