Sentences have two essential components: clauses and modifiers (phrases). In this video, we begin to look at the fundamental aspects of a sentence by understanding the phrases that are available in your toolbox. In order to get a high band score on the IELTS exam and other English tests, you will need to construct and analyze complex sentences in the Writing and Reading sections, respectively. By recognizing phrases and knowing how to manipulate their functions, you can create effective sentences to convey a clear meaning.
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.
The IELTS writing section Task 2 essay may ask you to discuss a topic, compare two views, or show the advantages and disadvantages of something. They may also ask you to give your own opinion. The approaches to an essay with and without an opinion can be very similar or very different. Do you need balance in the body paragraphs or take a side? Is the thesis different for each essay type? How should the conclusion look? In this video, we look at how to assess the task, understand the instructions, and how to write the discussion essay.
Preparing for the IELTS exam? Start with the writing section. Writing is the most difficult of the 4 skills to master, and it requires the most time to improve. In this video, we look at some strategies to help you prepare in advance of your test, as well as a closer look at the types of questions you might see in the task 2 essay component of the writing section. Be prepared for opinion, no opinion, and hybrid type questions, and make sure you read and answer each question carefully.