15th June 2021

Over the last few months I have been updating The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2. The Format is now reflowable so that it work better on any device. There are also more exercises and more interactive content. So far, I have completed lessons 1 to 16 and the images below show how the book…

The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2
17th May 2020

Worksheets for The Key to IELTS Writing Task 2 Course book. Click on the links below to download pdfs of the worksheets: Section 1: Developing task 2 skills Worksheets for Lessons 1 to 5  Worksheets for lessons 6 to 10 Section 2: Test practice Worksheets for Lessons 11 to 15 Worksheets for Lessons 16 to 20  …

18th April 2019

This post will clarify what I mean when I advise band 6.5 candidates to ‘discuss both sides’, and help you to understand when and where to write a counter-argument. I often find my advice about ‘discussing both sides’ being misunderstood or misinterpreted. Some people mistakenly believe that when I say that ‘you must always discuss…

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…

IELTS Author Pauline Cullen

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