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PERSONALITY & APPEARANCE

  Whatever IELTS guide you refer to, you will notice there are certain common thematic areas, such as travel, education, environment, and personality. This article will focus on appearance and personality, pointing out expressions that it is considered useful to know...

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AN IELTS STUDENT TASK 2 ESSAY

Do you agree IELTS writing can be difficult to get a band score 7+? Let’s make things easier for you by showing you one of our students’ answers as well as the corrections and feedback! Can you improve this answer? What did the student do incorrectly?   Some people...

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Substitution and Avoiding Repetition

In speaking and in writing, we try to avoid repeating words, phrases or clauses. We use substitute forms to do this. Knowledge of these forms will improve the quality of your essays as they help to avoid unnecessary repetition. This will help to make your writing...

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SWOOSH ENGLISH IELTS STUDENT ESSAY

Hello IELTS students, Do you agree IELTS writing can be difficult to get a band score 7+? Let’s make things easier for you by showing you one of our students’ answers as well as the corrections and feedback! Can you improve this answer? What did the student do...

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Future Forms

This article follows on from the previous two. They dealt with past and perfect verb forms, this one considers the future. To achieve level 7 or above you need to have a precise understanding of the different ways of expressing future time and/or describing future...

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Expressing Opinions

The IELTS task 2 assignment requires you to give and support opinions, and also to express your feelings. To suitably impress the examiners you need to display a range of vocabulary for these two functions, and not rely on basic ‘ patterns like’ I think…’, ‘I feel…’,...

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Word Combinations

This article returns to the area of multi-word expressions. To achieve a level 7 or above grade, you need to show a familiarity with the different ways that words can be combined. Specifically, the IELTS descriptor for level 7 ‘ Lexical Resource’ states that a student...

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