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Writing Task 2. Speaking_full_pack.pdf. Speaking Task 3. IELTS Listening: English as a global language - ielts-simon.com. Common IELTS Speaking Topics. Below are IELTS speaking topics taken from part 2 of the test.

Common IELTS Speaking Topics

In this part of the test you are given one cue card (you cannot choose or change the topic) and you have to speak about the topic on the card, using the prompts to guide you, for two minutes. Study the cards and the IELTS speaking topics so you can see what kind of things you will need to talk about. This will improve your speaking skills for this part of the test. Check out the IELTS lessons to find out how to extend your answers for part 2 of the speaking test and how to use a mind map to help you plan your answers. Common IELTS Speaking Questions & Topics. Band 7 – IELTS Speaking test sample – Part 3 (Hendrick) IELTS Band 7 Writing. A question asked many times is how to score IELTS band 7 writing.

IELTS Band 7 Writing

If you need a band 7 and you are not getting it, it is almost impossible to tell you why without seeing samples of your writing. So the aim of this lesson is to look more generally at what is required to get a band 7 in the writing test. If you want to know specifically where you are going wrong, then you will need to discuss your work with an experienced IELTS instructor. The frustration is normally for those who are stuck at a band 6 or 6.5 but just don't seem to be able to get that 7! It can be quite a jump to go from a 6.5 to a 7, so this lesson will explain what is required for an IELTS band 7. We'll focus on essay writing rather than task 1, but the criteria and principals are more or less the same. The Marking Criteria To explain this, we'll begin by looking at the IELTS band descriptors for a band 7. This is not a secret. 114184_IELTS_Writing_Answer_Sheet. IELTS - Complex Sentences. Understanding complex sentences and knowing how to write them is crucial for IELTS.

IELTS - Complex Sentences

The examiner will not award you above a band 5 for 'grammatical range and accuracy' if you cannot write them or if you have a very limited ability to write them. This is the marking criteria for a band 6 for grammar: Uses a mix of simple and complex sentence forms Makes some errors in grammar and punctuation but they rarely reduce communication So you must have a mix of complex sentence forms, though some errors in them are acceptable.

If, for example, you learned a couple of complex structures and used the same ones throughout your essay, this would not demonstrate a 'mix'. For the higher band scores, you will need to show a greater range and more accuracy. In order to understand a complex sentence, you need to understand independent and dependent clauses (look at this previous lesson on clauses if you are unsure what they are). What are independent and dependent clauses? ...because it was raining so hard. Gc_30_zero_articles_explanation.pdf. Uobds_writingt2.pdf. IELTS vocabulary: impersonal academic language. This lesson shows you some useful impersonal vocabulary – this can be useful in discussion type essays when you are talking about other people’s opinions.

IELTS vocabulary: impersonal academic language

The general idea – avoid the personal pronoun The idea is that you don’t use “I” unless you are emphasising the fact that this is your personal opinion. These impersonal phrases can often be replaced by short one or two word alternatives: such as “possibly”. I suggest that you try and use some of these impersonal phrases and some of the plainer alternatives – that way you should get some good variety in your writing. The impersonal IT One strategy you can think about is using IT phrases to start your sentences when you are about to give an opinion. It makes what you say sound more intelligent/plausibleit gives you some ready-made English to use that is grammatically complexyou don’t always need to say “Some people say” Here are a few alternatives for you: The impersonal THERE ONE and WE This one is slightly trickier.

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