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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Grammar Lesson: 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 your grammar in the speaking and writing section.

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Grammar lesson: Conditionals, Zero, 1st, 2nd (If Sentences)

Mini grammar lesson: How to use conditionals (if sentences)

There are three kinds of present conditional sentences here: real and unreal. Real Conditionals describe real-life situations. The two unreal Conditionals describe unreal, imaginary situations but there is a difference in the possibility of them happening, however they don’t refer to the past.

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Grammar lesson: By, Until, With

Mini grammar lesson: How to use By, Until, With.

Sometimes students make simple grammar mistakes when speaking or in the essay writing part of the test. IELTS examiners mark you on the accuracy of your grammar in the speaking and writing sections of the test..  I will sometimes post a mini grammar lesson on some grammar mistakes I have noticed over the years.

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IELTS Writing Task 1: The process of making milk and cheese

Writing task 1 academic process diagram.

Describing a process needs specific grammar, such as the passive and sequencers for showing how something is made or processed. Below is a diagram showing how milk, cheese and butter are made for commercial sale.

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IELTS Bar Graph lesson and Model answer

Lesson on an IELTS Bar Graph, Writing Task 1.

In this lesson we will look at:

1. The structure needed for IELTS Writing task 1.

2. Paraphrasing the introduction.

3. Writing an overview

4. Writing body paragraphs.

5. Example task and model answer.

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Academic writing: Softening language and hedging

IELTS writing focusUsing hedging and softening language

A good skill to learn in academic writing is to soften your language or use what is often called ‘hedging’. This is useful in Discussion essays when you write about others opinions. It is also useful to soften your language so that you don’t generalise too much, it shows that you have a wide range of vocabulary.

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Discussion Essays: expressing others opinions

Expressin the public opinion IELTSHow to write the public or general opinion in IELTS Discussion essays.

When writing a discussion essay in IELTS writing task 2,  you have to give the public opinion or others opinions as well as giving your own opinion (if the task asks for your opinion). To do this you will need to use special phrases to show others views. If you do not refer to why people hold a particular opinion, then you will lose marks in task response. You must mention others views and why they hold those views, or the whole essay could turn into a problem solution essay or even an advantage disadvantage essay. It is all about the way language is used here.

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