General English for IELTS Task 1

By Tony Grace 1st February 2019
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Correct or incorrect IELTS test

Decide if the sentences are correct or incorrect

Correct or Incorrect:

The chart shows information about how many people going to the cinema in one particular country, in 2014

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Overviews for IELTS Writing Task 1 – Australian poverty

By Tony Grace 28th January 2019
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IELTS writing task 1 Australian poverty table

The overview is the first thing the examiner looks for, so make sure you know how to write a clear one.

Identify the main trends, difference, or stages

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Advice for IELTS – Do your homework twice

By Tony Grace 23rd January 2019
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IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 homework

Read about why doing your homework once is not enough, if you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS

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Grammar for IELTS – noun phrases

By Tony Grace 22nd January 2019
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Noun phrases IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

It is important to understand noun phrases and noun clauses if you want to get a high score in the IELTS exam

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Overviews for IELTS Writing Task 1 – Black and white photos

By Tony Grace 21st January 2019
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IELTS writing Task 1 B&W photos

Identify the main features
Write an overview

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Topic sentences for IELTS – how to write a high band score topic sentence

By Tony Grace 13th February 2020
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Find out why topic sentences are important and how to write a simple topic sentence and then develop it into a high band score one

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Task 2 – Introductions – Gap year

By Tony Grace 31st January 2020
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Mind the gap IELTS writing Task 1 Task 2 model answers charts tables Speaking

Practise writing a simple high band-score introduction.

After reading your introduction, the examiner should know
> what is the question about
> what your position is

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Task 2 – Introductions – Single sex schools

By Tony Grace 24th January 2020
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Single Sex Schools IELTS Task 2 writing Correct or incorrect Grammar for IELTS Vocabulary for IELTS trung tam ngoai ngu trung tâm ti?ng anh trung tâm anh ng? IELTS Simon

What is the question about?

It’s about …

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – why this paragraph will get a high band score

By Tony Grace 4th January 2020
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IELTS Writing Task 2 – a detailed explanation of why my paragraph about staff uniform would get a high band score.

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, learn what a high band-score answer looks like

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – turning a mechanical paragraph into a high band score one

By Tony Grace 3rd January 2020
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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Watch me convert a simple paragraph into a high band score one.

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, learn how to improve your cohesive devices.

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Paragraph building for IELTS Writing Task 2 – writing a simple paragraph from a plan

By Tony Grace 2nd January 2020
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IELTS writing Task 2 paragraph creation

Watch me convert a plan into a simple paragraph for IELTS Writing task 2

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Brainstorming for IELTS Writing Task 2 – using the internet to create a plan

By Tony Grace 1st January 2020
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How to create a plan for IELTS Writing task 2

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Lexis for IELTS Writing Task 1 – take every opportunity to show off your lexis (2)

By Tony Grace 11th May 2019
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Lexis for IELTS Writing Task 1 – take every opportunity to show off your lexis. Be prepared beforehand with some less common lexical items such as …

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Live Teaching Tips for IELTS Writing Task 1 – organising your answer

By Tony Grace 21st April 2019
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IELTS Writing Task 1 - cohesion and coherence - organising your answer

Watch a live classroom recording of me and my students talking about how to organise a task 1 question about mobile and PC ownership

If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, organise your Task 1 answer in a logical way

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Lexis for IELTS – take every opportunity to show off your vocabulary in Writing Task 1 (1)

By Tony Grace 5th March 2019
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Lexis for IELTS – take every opportunity to show off your vocabulary in Writing Task 1

Be prepared

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Vocabulary for IELTS in Writing Task 1 processes

By Tony Grace 3rd March 2019
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Fruit picking writing Task 1 processes

How to think of vocabulary in a Writing Task 1 process

Ask yourself questions – why questions, where questions, etc

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Referencing for IELTS Writing – the former and the latter

By Tony Grace 25th February 2019
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To get a band score 7 for C&C you need clear referencing.

Learn how to use the former and the latter

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Linking words for IELTS – on the contrary and in contrast

By Tony Grace 24th February 2019
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IELTS Writing Task 2 linking words On the other hand

On the contrary and in contrast.

Hands up if you think they’re the same.

Think again

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – rail networks

By Tony Grace 22nd February 2019
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How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Referencing for IELTS Writing Task 1 (2) – correct or incorrect?

By Tony Grace 21st February 2019
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To get a band score 7 for C&C you need clear referencing.

Decide if these sentences are correct or not

The majority of people borrowing money borrowed money in order to buy a house or a car.

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Referencing for IELTS Task 1 – some examples of good referencing

By Tony Grace 19th February 2019
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To get a band score 7 for C&C you need clear referencing.

Here are a few examples of clear referencing for IELTS Task 1

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – reasons for using the internet

By Tony Grace 16th February 2019
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How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Overviews for IELTS Writing Task 1 – Global literacy

By Tony Grace 12th February 2019
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Identify the main features
Write an overview

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Selecting information for IELTS Writing Task 1 – electronic devices

By Tony Grace 11th February 2019
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How to select information in Writing Task 1

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Overviews for IELTS Writing Task 1 – Foreign languages

By Tony Grace 5th February 2019
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Languages studied in Europe Correct or incorrect Grammar for IELTS Vocabulary for IELTS trung tam ngoai ngu trung tâm ti?ng anh trung tâm anh ng? IELTS Simon

The overview is the first thing the examiner looks for, so make sure you know how to write a clear one.

Identify the main trends, difference, or stages

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