Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to start and end sentences in your IELTS Task 2 discussion essay (video)

Here’s a quick video I threw together providing some tips on starting and ending sentences in your essay.  

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Effective examples versus ineffective examples on your Task 2 essay?

Let me offer an analogy regarding the importance of examples: Examples are to an IELTS essay as a tent pole is to a tent. In other words, examples are what hold up an argument in an essay (whether that argument … Continue reading

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IELTS discussion essay writing process videos

Here is a 2-part video series I put together this morning regarding the discussion essay writing process. We also go over discussion essay question analysis.

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Here are the IELTS textbooks I would recommend…

There are thousands of IELTS books out there and most of them aren’t cheap. As an IELTS writing instructor, I have taught using many of these books and can conclude that some of them are overrated. An exam prep book, … Continue reading

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