16th November 2018

Discussing Problems and solutions and advantages and disadvantages I am often asked ‘How should I answer questions about problems and solutions, or questions where we need to say whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?”  The questions I’m asked often focus on numbers: ”How many paragraphs should write? Can I write about just one advantage and one…

2nd November 2018

This post contains answers to exercises in The Key to IELTS Success as well as links to the resources mentioned in the book. Chapter 2 Prepositions test from Common Mistakes at IELTS Intermediate, Test 5, page 28 Chapter 4 Were you able to correct and identify the most common grammar mistakes in writing task 1? To…

25th January 2016

On my Facebook page, many people ask questions like this about writing task 2: ‘Could you please tell me, for agree/disagree questions, what is the best approach to achieve a higher score? In my previous IELTS exam, I completely disagreed with the question and mentioned all points related to that whereas my friend wrote about…

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