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IELTS Exam Tips Speaking Task 2 Writing

Developing Ideas and Opinions for Part 3 Speaking and Task 2 Writing

One of the most effective ways for advanced students to develop more than one IELTS skill at the same time is to practice part 3 speaking questions in order to develop their own ideas and views to answer essay questions.

Similarly, one of the key problems facing many students in Task 2 Essay writing is a lack of ideas and opinions with which to answer the question. There are some simple steps, however, that students can take to overcome this problem: learning … Read more

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IELTS Task 2 Writing

The 10 Most Common IELTS Writing Topics

There are many topics in IELTS writing, and this can be confusing for some students who feel they may not have enough knowledge to write a good answer in task 2. However, if we look at the questions which were given over a longer period of time, we can see that some topics are more common than others – the actual questions are different, but the subject remains the same. This is useful for students because it will save time. … Read more

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IELTS Task 2 Vocabulary Writing

IELTS Essay Questions April-June

Below are 44 essay questions that recently appeared in IELTS writing task 2. Its is a very good idea to become familiar with recent exam questions and spend time learning more about the topic in order to improve your vocabulary, and develop your ideas and opinions.

The topics in Task 2 essay questions appear repeatedly, although the questions wording itself may change.

  1. Both the poor and the rich find accessibility into university difficult. Do you agree or disagree?
  2. Some young
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Speaking Task 2 Uncategorized Writing

Culture – Speaking Practice

The definition of culture is “a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving“. It is a fairly common topic in the exam, especially in the speaking test and task 2 essays. Questions are often based on the impact of globalisation and technology on local traditions and cultures – so this is definitely an area worth studying.

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Describe a foreign culture that you like.

You should say:

  • what culture it is and why you know about it
  • what
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IELTS Task 2 Vocabulary Writing

Developing Ideas and Opinions for Task 2 writing

One of the key problems facing many students in Task 2 Essay writing is a lack of ideas and opinions with which to answer the question. There are some simple steps, however, that students can take to overcome this problem: learning vocabulary for the most common IELTS exam topics, and developing your personal opinion on a wide range of questions.

Topic-based vocabulary

Students who are familiar with the IELTS reading and writing tests will know that there are common topics … Read more

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Task 2 Writing

Common Problems in Task 2 Writing and How to Achieve Band Score 7

The average writing band score for all academic test-takers in 2017 was 5.5, highlighting the need to pay special attention to improving this skill. In addition, task 2 is worth double the marks of task 1 and presents specific problems to candidates which are very different to task 1. If we look in detail at the instructions and criteria (band score descriptors), we can understand the requirements of the task.

  • You will be given a topic (often a statement)
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IELTS Exam Tips Links Task 1 Task 2 Writing

Linking in the IELTS Exam

Linking in the IELTS Exam – how to use sequencing language to improve fluency, cohesion and coherence.

Linking words and phrases (also referred to as transitions or cohesive devices) are those which connect ideas, sentences and paragraphs together. These words and phrases signal that something is to be added, listed, compared, contrasted, emphasized, concluded, or provided with an example or result. For task 2 writing, try and avoid using the more idiomatic expressions, such as “oddly enough”. Here are the … Read more

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IELTS Speaking Task 2 Vocabulary Writing

Developing Ideas and Opinions – Crime

Crime is a fairly common topic in the IELTS exam, and may come up in task 2 writing or part 3 speaking. Developing an awareness of social issues and the links to other IELTS related topics, such as drug abuse, is definitely worth doing.

Police and Crime Prevention

• The job of the polices is to catch criminals
• They must also prevent crime and make communities safer
• There should be an increase in the number of police officers … Read more

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Foundation - Unit 7 IELTS Level 1 - Unit 3 Level 2 - Unit 7 Task 2 Writing

Developing Ideas and Opinions: Education

Education is, of course, a key topic in the IELTS exam. Below is a list of ideas, opinions, advantages, disadvantages and problems and solutions relating to many different aspects of education. In a few days I will add some topic-based vocabulary and speaking practice on the same subject.

Benefits of education

• Education gives people knowledge and skills
• People with qualification are more likely to find work
• They can earn a higher salary
• They can contribute positively … Read more