(This is a place word, and so it contains the word here.)

I generally comment on IELTS exam technique rather than English. Try to avoid writing about yourself or friends in an IELTS essay. Don’t use “you” or “your”. Also try to balance your paragraphs and make sure that each main point is equally developed. Vocabulary is not a problem, you need to learn more about essay writing techniques. Please see the rules for posting writing:

Please see our to practice these rules.

 (Pronouns have apostrophes only when two words are being shortened into one.)

Try some for spelling -ible and -able correctly.

I have done IELTS for the 3rd time, after attending to an instructor for 3 months period. Unfortunately this time I got the worst result which is 6 in Writing.

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I wrote 2 paragraphs explaining 2 reasons and 3rd explaining the impact. What I argued is it has negative impact. What I could think which affected my score is about a phrase I used in conclusion “To put in a nutshell, I pen down saying that”. I saw this clause in a model essay published in a website.

, , and  are all words related to the number 2, and all contain the letters .

Hello Liz,Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

Tomorrow I will put this question up on facebook for all students to try and then on Thursday I’ll write a model background statement and post it on this blog. Thanks for sharing this question.

Noted and Thank you for the prompt reply.

Hello Liz,
First of all, many thanks for this amazing website. I find it the best in aiding me with my IELTS test.
Secondly, I don’t think I understand the difference between Direct Essays and Cause-Solution ones. I mean, isn’t every Cause-Solution essay fundamentally a Direct one? ( and not vice versa of course)

That’s right. You answer the question given to you.All the bestLiz

In conclusion, it always feels great to have a six digit bank account, but this will bring neither satisfaction nor joy to the life. In my opinion, we need to be more focused on being humans rather than our banks.

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Bunch of thanks for your so much useful blog.
the 2nd paragraph of body paragraphs you wrote: for instance, a doctor (SINGLE) doing volunteer work in underdeveloped countries may have ( HAS) ……..and doing the job they are (HE IS) good at,

can mean  or can be an intensifier, and you might say that it contains an extra  ("one too many")

Structuring an introductory paragraph

Hi Liz,
On the above essay, if the question happend to be like “to what extent do you agree or disagree”. Will it be fine to partly agree or to have a partly disagree answer? Or should we only focus our answer to either agree or disagree.

(Pronouns have apostrophes only when two words are being shortened into one.)

Structuring a paragraph in the main body of your assignment

Many words sound alike but mean different things when put into writing. This list will help you distinguish between some of the more common words that sound alike. Click on any of the blue underlined links to open a longer and more complete definition of the word in a new window.

i before e: relief, believe, niece, chief, sieve, frieze, field, yield

To what extent do you think this is a positive trend?”

Lending money more on public services instead of spending any music and theatre would not be ever fruitful, and I believe authorities must invest in them.