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11. When to use personal pronouns in an IELTS essay

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11. When to use personal pronouns in an IELTS essay

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In this lesson, we discuss when to use personal pronouns in Task 2.For more, visit my blog:

20. How to sound more academic in Academic Task 1

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20. How to sound more academic in Academic Task 1

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I was browsing Dominic's site (http://www.dcielts.com) and came across a terrific little PDF explaining how to use

2. How to structure an IELTS argument essay

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2. How to structure an IELTS argument essay

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Here is a brief outline of how to organise an effective argument essay. This structure can be adapted to your

13. What are coherence and cohesion? (IELTS)

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13. What are coherence and cohesion? (IELTS)

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Understanding how coherence and cohesion contribute to the overall quality of your writing is important for those serious about IELTS

11. IELTS model response #11 – General Task 2 discussion essay (advantages – disadvantages)

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11. IELTS model response #11 – General Task 2 discussion essay (advantages – disadvantages)

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We look at an IELTS question seen last week in the USA.For more: http://www.ieltsielts.comCommunity:

3. IELTS model response #3 – Academic Task 2 argument essay (double question)

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3. IELTS model response #3 – Academic Task 2 argument essay (double question)

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Two online IELTS students, one taking the exam in Melbourne, Australia, the other in Indonesia, reiterated the same Task 2

9. IELTS model response #9 – General Task 2 argument essay (double question)

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9. IELTS model response #9 – General Task 2 argument essay (double question)

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This essay question was suggested to me by an online IELTS student. In this video, we write this IELTS

4. How to introduce examples in your essay

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4. How to introduce examples in your essay

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Here is a very short video outlining some different ways to introduce examples in your essay.For more:

7. IELTS model response #7 – Academic Task 2 discussion essay (“Analyse both positions.”)

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7. IELTS model response #7 – Academic Task 2 discussion essay (“Analyse both positions.”)

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In this video, I demonstrate an essay written using the discussion essay structure.For more, visit:

5. How to link ideas in your essay

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5. How to link ideas in your essay

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I tried to group several phrases that you can use to improve your clarity when engaging Task 2. For

12. How to link your IELTS essay paragraphs together

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12. How to link your IELTS essay paragraphs together

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This brief video outlines how to keep the paragraphs of your IELTS argument essay linked.It's important to remember

3. IELTS argument essay demonstration

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3. IELTS argument essay demonstration

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A lesson where we write an argument essay together following IELTS guidelines. For more, join us at the forum:

6. IELTS discussion essay demonstration

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6. IELTS discussion essay demonstration

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In this lesson, we write a discussion essay together following IELTS essay writing guidelines. The final essay is roughly 280

4. How to write an essay thesis

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4. How to write an essay thesis

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Here is a brief lesson outlining how to write an effective thesis for an argument essay. If you are

14. IELTS model response #14 – Academic Task 1 (multiple data sources)

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14. IELTS model response #14 – Academic Task 1 (multiple data sources)

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In this video, we look at how to respond to an Academic Task that presents multiple data sources.Join

15. IELTS model response #15 – Academic Task 1 (table)

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15. IELTS model response #15 – Academic Task 1 (table)

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In this demonstration, I go over how to describe a table in Academic Task 1.For more:

17. How is IELTS Writing assessed?

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17. How is IELTS Writing assessed?

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This video discusses differences between writing bands using the public version of the Band Descriptors Chart available at

5. How to structure a discussion essay

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5. How to structure a discussion essay

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Here is a short lesson outlining the basics of writing a discussion essay. It is about 13 minutes long in

14. IELTS lexical resource quiz #2 – Essay

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14. IELTS lexical resource quiz #2 – Essay

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Try this lexical resource challenge. Can you get all 8 questions correct? Subscribe and comment on my videos, please.

1. The two IELTS essay structures

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1. The two IELTS essay structures

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In this video, we go over two essay structures that can be modified to respond to your IELTS Task 2

16. Evaluating a students IELTS essay

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16. Evaluating a students IELTS essay

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In this video, I assess a student's writing.For more videos like this one, visit: http://www.ieltsielts.com

7. 9 words that will help you score IELTS band 9

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7. 9 words that will help you score IELTS band 9

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Practice using these words in the comments section of this video!For more original material like this video, visit:

1. How to begin your IELTS Task 2 essay

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1. How to begin your IELTS Task 2 essay

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In this brief video, we analyse the opening sentence a student uses to begin their essay.For more videos

6. How to respond to “To what extent do you agree or disagree”

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6. How to respond to “To what extent do you agree or disagree”

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"To what extent do you agree or disagree" is no different from the regular "do you agree or disagree". You