I have given IELTS thrice . I have been able to score 8 in speaking , reading and listening. But, my score in writing has been 6.5 consistently. I have tried my best to give examples and improve vocabulary. I have analysed myself, could it be because of writing task 1 ? Because I did not make comparisons.
Please advice as it has become frustrating for me.
Why read for pleasure?
Like anything else, reading is a skill that becomes better with practice. Reading for pleasure is critical for ensuring that the practice needed to become fluent becomes part of the learners’ everyday life, and is not just seen as a classroom-based activity.
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Conversely, giving strict standards for essay writing in any field of study may prevent authors from truly communicating and being in communion with their readers.
January 2006 To do something well you have to like it
Either 2 or 3 body paragraphs is enough to develop ideas and show your ability to organise paragraphs. With 2 or 3 body paragraphs, you can get a high score. When you read your essay question, you plan your ideas and then decide how many body paragraphs to have (2 or 3). You should not decide this before you enter the test. The number of body paragraphs will be decided by the type of question and your ideas. See my model essays on this page:
The Plot Escapes Me - The New York Times
Persuade your reader that the point of view you have developed is well supported by the ideas and
information you present
ESL Essays have three main parts or stages:
The initial statement of the point of view that you have developed in response to the topic
(sometimes called the thesis statement).
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Hello Liz, I regularly follow your posts and your lessons and its very helpful. I have given IELTS couple of times and have scored an overall band of 7.5 every time. But my writing doesn’t reach 7. I am only able to score 6.5. Will be great if you or anyone can help me review my essay and give some feedback on how can I improve my writing skills.
Topic: In recent years, more and more people are choosing to read ebooks rather than paper books. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Reading the Fine Print - The New York Times
Firstly, reading paper books has its own charm. One can read a book in any posture that is convenient. Secondly, there is tremendous focus and pleasure while reading paper books unlike ebooks, where the focus tends to be disrupted due to various factors like; work, emails, advertisements social network etc. Thirdly, people have an emotional attachment towards their books. It is a very common practice since years that people prefer maintaining a plethora of books as a library at home and they feel pride in doing this.
How many paragraphs for an IELTS essay?
In this essay discussion, I am going to compare/contrast the author’s purpose, the intended audience, and the impact on the reader’s that each author intended to accomplish through the essay that they wrote; I also plan to show that the descriptive essay communicates the author’s point of view superior to that of the narrative essay....