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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing: Tables

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing: Tables

One of the possible infographics you will need to summarize for the IELTS Academic writing test (Task 1) will be in the form of a table. This may be tricky because there is no visual aid to help you see movement, changes, similarities or differences, and so on.

You can approach a table in the same way you would a graph or chart: look for highs, lows, common features, differences, etc.

In this video, I walk you through a table report with a sample and full summary.

You can also see the task and two versions of the summary here.

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IELTS Academic Task 1 Vocabulary—Common Errors (fluctuate, respectively, number, amount, sales)

IELTS-A Task 1 Vocabulary

Common Errors (fluctuate, respectively, number, amount, sales)

Many IELTS test takers use some common vocabulary to report on line charts, bar graphs, and tables in task 1 of the academic writing section. These words include fluctuate, respectively, number, amount, and sales. However, many writers use these words incorrectly or inappropriately. In this video we look the correct use of these words and add a few alternatives, like volatile, blip, rate, total and others. Remember, it’s better to use simple words than to use “big” words incorrectly.

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IELTS Task 2 Essay – How to Plan

IELTS Task 2 Essay

How to Plan

Planning your essay is a crucial step toward achieving a high score on your IELTS task 2 essay. Planning saves you time, helps your reader follow your argument, and helps you relax during the writing section. In this video we look at some ways to plan and the elements to consider when planning, such as your thesis, structure, and vocabulary. We will also discuss some ways to practice this very important skill, and look at some samples.

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IELTS / TOEFL Test Tips — Extreme words (always, only, must, …)

IELTS / TOEFL Test Tips

Extreme words (always, only, must, …)

Do you always have trouble with the IELTS or TOEFL reading or writing sections? Probably not. In this video, we look at extreme words, such as always, never, only, all, and others, to see how they affect your scores. In reading, these words play an important part in paraphrasing, and in the writing section, tasks with these words have a specific function. Make sure you see and address these words.

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