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雅思考試作文真題解答 [Sample Answer, IELTS Writing Task One, May 11th, ‘UK Domestic Residences with Cars’ Graph

  Just a week ago (on Saturday May 11th), the  Task-One Item shown above appeared in the real IELTS test.   Student have been asking me to provide sample answers to real questions, so I will do that here. This is a line graph, so we have change over time (COT). There are four lines, which is unusual [more often it is three], although the trends are simpler. The answer follows the system given in my Writing Task One book. Here is the sample answer. …

Concision Rides Again (10 of 12)

Concision Rides Again (10 of 12) No one wants an IELTS 5, right? Let’s look at the original paragraph from the previous post.   Another cause of the losing of culture of aboriginal groups is that the youth of these native aboriginals usually do not understand the importance of protecting their unique and traditional customs. These days, most aboriginal children need to go to the city to get an education, and most of them stay and do not go back to their hometowns after they graduate from university. As a result, they usually lose the opportunity to undertstand the history of their culture. [79 words] …

Concision Rides Again (8 of 12)

Concision Rides Again (8 of 12) In the last post, we reduced a 83-word paragraph to 17. 83 words cut to 17. Wow! That first paragraph had so much unnecessary stuff. But now, let’s consider how to continue this sentence, and build a real paragraph in a strong and convincing way. Tip 16 of my book (‘Include Specific Support’) mentions a simple way to think.   Approach …

Concision Rides Again (6 of 12): ‘Circling Paragraphs’

  Concision Rides Again (6 of 12): ‘Circling Paragraphs’ We will now look at concision in a bigger way: by looking at the whole paragraph (rather than just at the sentence level). Lack of concision here often relates to the design of the paragraph – and correct paragraph design is very important in IELTS Task-Two Writing. …

Concision Rides Again (5 of 12)

  Concision Rides Again (5 of 12) Remember, being concise helps give you that ‘clear progression’ in your writing (= IELTS 7). If you can make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THOSE WORDS!  You then have time to …   …

IELTS一戰overall7.0/Andrew老師雅思補習班心得

(代po) 筆者目前為大三學生,去年(2018年)的10/14~12/30上了Andrew老師週日密集班12週的課程,真正開始準備是在寒假,大概 唸不到四個星期就去考試了~很幸運的第一次拿到overall7的成績。在準備過程中在板上獲益蠻多,以下為心得分享~ 考場:菁英國際台北車站分校 考試日期:2019/02/14 …

Concision Rides Again (4 of 12)

  Concision Rides Again (4 of 12) Remember, being concise helps give you that ‘clear progression’ in your writing (= IELTS 7). If you can make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THOSE WORDS!  You then have time to …   …

Concision Rides Again (3 of 12)

  Concision Rides Again (3 of 12) Remember, being concise helps give you that ‘clear progression’ in your writing (= IELTS 7). If you can make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THOSE WORDS!  You then have time to …   …

Concision Rides Again (2 of 12)

  Concision Rides Again (2 of 12)   In the previous post, I quoted from my own IELTS Writing Task Two book (Page 33 of Edition 2, or Page 39 of Edition 3, both at the bottom), which states … …

[心得] 雅思一戰6.5心得

(朋友無ptt帳號此文代Po) 雅思一戰6.5心得 (推薦華龍安德魯雅思補習班) 底子:2013年考多益沒讀書隨便考了不到400分,後來2016澳打了一年 2018/11/26開始上雅思考官安德魯補習班共約9週的課程 2019/01/31課程結束 …