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OK, it is still a thing and because it is we need to find a way to live with it and not harm our students in the process. Let’s be clear here, many teachers and many schools and many districts are harming their students with their obsessive focus on this one narrow approach to writing instruction. Truly, the problem with student on-demand writing performance is that far too much time is spent teaching students to write on-demand essays and not enough time is spent helping students become writers.

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Hello ma’am
I want to know what exactly is the difference between agree/disagree and discussion/give opinion essay.
Actually i aligned to one side completely in my essay which states to discuss both views and give your opinion
Is it wrong??
Moreover, i also wrote ‘i agree with this……’ in introduction.
Does it effect my scores.

Hello Liz. Thank you for all your free lessons.

You use a range of tenses, sentence structures and language for a high score. You don’t aim to use one more than the other. Just use appropriate language which showcases your range and accuracy.


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In this essay I agree with this statement that conventional mode of examinations are out dated.
So what should I include..?
The advantages of modern examination technology or disadvantages of conventional examination?

Hi Liz. Hope you are doing great!

Really appreciate the way you are helping people to get prepared for their IELTS. Your video lessons are really thoughtful and well prepared. Just one question on a subject essay; the topic called for the perspective of people, competing for a job, with skills or without skills but having an education. Whereas, in your essay, the second argument is about business as a good fit for people with no formal education. How do you see it, are you not going away from the topic?

What do you think it referes to?Thank you!

Hi Liz
I am Jithin…. Preparing ielts right now, regularly I go through your post, it’s really beneficial…
I have a doubt one task 2
Many people believe that, formal pen and paper examinations are not the best method of assessing educational achievements. What is your view of examination.

Discuss both the views and write your opinion.

hey liz, saade here.
i was wondering if i could skip the last conclusion paragraph since it repeats most of whats in my last body paragraph. i have seen some model essays with 4 detailed paragraphs.
in which cases is it acceptable? (i got my exam tomorrow and im hoping for a band score of 8 or above)

Your comment will be appreciable.Thanks in advance.

Good afternoon Liz! Thank you very much for all your help!
In a discussion essay, when the prompt asks for our opinion and our opinion stands solely with one of the two aspects. Should it be advisable to state our opinion only in the introduction, or we should restate it in the paragraph where we elaborate on the aspect that we stand for, using again one of the phrases that you taught us (in my opinion, I think, I believe)?

Sorry I don’t comment on writing.

I don’t know where you got this essay question. The instructions “What is your view of examination.” are not from IELTS. Check where you got this essay question from and also check that you have written it correctly.