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Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (11 of 16)

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (11 of 16) Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing, to think before you write, to cut away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear.   In the last post, we had a 83-word paragraph … …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (10 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (10 of 16) Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing, to think before you write, to cut away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear.   …

Remember, you can still join the IELTS Courses (Term 7) // Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (8 of 16)

  Term 7 AIS IELTS Courses – Still time to Join! (and get the FREE IELTS test!) The term 7 IELTS Writing & Listening Course started yesterday (Monday), but you can still join, but you MUST get in by this coming Wednesday (Lesson 2). We can arrange a free make-up lesson for the missed first lesson. The Term 7 IELTS Reading & Speaking Course starts tonight (Tuesday), so, get in. It’s great fun, really useful, with all the tips, hints, practice, with all my experience (25 years of it) about the real IELTS tests. …

AIS Term 7 IELTS Courses starting this coming Monday // Get in Quick (and get a free IELTS Test!)!

  Do you know that the girl standing next to me, on the right of the picture (although she looks a bit like a boy, doesn’t she?) got… IELTS 8 for Speaking, IELTS 9 for Reading, IELTS 8.5 for Listening?   Okay, her IELTS Writing score was ‘only’ 6.5, but she told me afterward that she didn’t finish either writing task on time. Yes, slow writers will always struggle to get high scores, because underlength writing is immediately penalised. But what’s wrong with 6.5, right? And imagine the score she would have got if she had written faster. Wow. Underlength writing, and she STILL got 6.5. So, her writing was definitely good! …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (7 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (7 of 16)   Okay, we continue with another exercises about concision. Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing, to think before you write, to cut away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear. …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (6 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (6 of 16) Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing, to think before you write, to cut away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear.   …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (5 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (5 of 16) Okay, we continue with another exercises about concision. Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing, to think before you write, to cut away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear.   …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (4 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (4 of 16) Okay, we continue with another exercises about concision. Remember, you need to make your writing as trim, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture shown above. That means doing some work, as that lady is the picture is doing. You need to think before you write about cutting away words and phrases that repeat, are unnecessary, or unclear.   …

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (3 of 16)

    Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (3 of 16) We continue with exercises to help you write better. Try making the following sentence(s) more concise. Your writing has to be as clear, neat, and defined as that hedge in the picture, right. …

Here are two free ‘IELTS’ Offers // It all starts this coming Sunday

Hi everyone. I was going to post the next in the ‘Concision’ Series which I have just started – the  ‘Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, okay? (3 of 16)’, but then I thought I’d remind you all of two nice FREE ‘IELTS’ offers. And it starts this coming Sunday.   Offer One Free observation for the IELTS Intensive Sunday Course starting this coming Sunday! (週日 9:30–5:15 pm)  [開課 July 14th – September 29th].   7月14日星期日Andrew老師雅思課程免費試聽 ( 二擇一 ) 試聽時間 ~ 7月14日9:30 am – 12:45 pm (Writing Task 2)  報名方式 ~ E-mail 給師母告知你要試聽的技巧。 課程詳情請參考 Andrew 老師網站 : www.aisielts.com   Offer Two Free IDP IELTS Test! 只要同學報名7月14日開課的周日密集班或第七期平日全科班 ( 寫作聽力課程 or  閱讀口說課程 ) 就可以獲得一個IDP免費劍橋雅思模考名額。 這個測試是由劍橋提供的,考試時間是8月15日星期四晚上6點30分到9點30分,考試地點在IDP。 這個由劍橋提供的雅思模考同學們在測試後會收到由劍橋寄出的作文成績,至於聽力和閱讀部分 劍橋會將你們的答對題數用簡訊通知。 以上名額有限報名從速。   What this means is that, this Sunday, you can come at 9.30 am, and observe the first lesson for free, and if you decide to stay (that is, join the course), you get the free IDP IELTS test…

Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (2 of 16)

  Let’s do ‘Concision’ Again, Okay? (2 of 16) The first post of this series explained all about concision. Your writing has to look as clear, efficient, and pretty as that hedge in the picture above, right? To refresh your memory, here’s another example from a recent essay I was correcting. …

IDP 免費劍橋雅思模考

只要同學報名7月14日開課的周日密集班或第七期平日全科班 ( 寫作聽力課程 + 閱讀口說課程 ) 就可以獲得一個IDP免費劍橋雅思模考名額。   這個測試是由劍橋提供的,考試時間是8月15日星期四晚上6點30分到9點30分,考試地點在IDP。   這個由劍橋提供的雅思模考同學們在測試後會收到由劍橋寄出的作文成績,至於聽力和閱讀部分劍橋會將你們的答對題數用簡訊通知。   以上名額有限報名從速。 …

Sample Answer to real IELTS Task 1, June 29th, 2019

Just a little while ago (on Saturday June 29th), the following Task-One Question appeared in the real IELTS test. This is a bar chart, but the design is unusual, and there is not a lot of information given (which might make this difficult for some). Also, there is no change over time (COT), and the trends are not that clear.  So, a difficult one, but we can just follow the system given in my Writing Task One book. But before I give a sample answer, can I just put this reminder.   …