Substitution and Avoiding Repetition

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...
Future Forms

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...
Expressing Opinions

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…’,...