Category Archives: Tips & Help

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.   …

The ‘Roll in, Roll Out’ IELTS Course’ [TTWOF] (1 of 2)

  The ‘Roll in, Roll Out’ IELTS Course’ [TTWOF] (1 of 2)   A long time ago, when I began giving the ‘Tricks to Watch Out For [TTWOF]’ posts, I mentioned that the challenge with any big school lies in getting students into the classroom. Some people will use any trick it takes to do this (including the very deceitful ‘guaranteed IELTS 7’ claim). Well, another very suspect selling strategy is the … …

Answer to Concision Rides Again (12 of 12)

Answer to Concision Rides Again (12 of 12) In the previous post, I gave you an entire essay, of 304 words, but with very much over-wording, repetition, and irrelevance. Let’s take the next step (hence the picture above), and look at it again, paragraph by paragraph.   Paragraph 1 …

Weekend IELTS Course starts tomorrow! // Get in quick, to join/observe [whatever you want!]

Hey everyone. Just a reminder. There’s a weekend IELTS course, and is starts tomorrow. If you are not interested, tell your friends. IELTS Intensive Saturday Course  (週六 9:30–5:15 pm)  [開課 June 8th – August 24th].  Get in quickly [You don’t want to miss the the first lesson]! If you want, you can just come to observe, totally free, then make up your mind later. Check out the website: www.aisielts.com . …

Concision Rides Again (12 of 12): An Entire Essay // Remember, IELTS Speaking Seminar scheduled for this Thursday, 2.30 pm

First Part Concision Rides Again (12 of 12): An Entire Essay Good writing, remember, is concise, like the mathematic equation above: E = mc2. Beautiful precision, clarity, and concision. Think about that in this final post, where I will give an entire essay, of 304 words. The student writes fairly well, and with honesty – which is good – although I have corrected the grammar, wrong words, and logic errors. The message is clear; however, there is very much over-wording, repetition, and irrelevance in the content.  …

[分享] 6/1免費試聽 // Free Classroom Observation Tomorrow (Saturday 1st)

Hi everyone I’m doing two ‘makeup lessons’ tomorrow (Saturday morning & afternoon) for some students who joined my IELTS courses late, so I may as well invite anyone who is interested to watch. Remember, SEEING IS BELIEVING, right!  So, come and see the truth. Here’s the message from my website. FREE CLASSROOM OBSERVATION! [Two lessons] 9.30 am – 12.45 pm  IELTS Reading (Lesson 1) 2.00 pm – 5.15 pm   IELTS Listening (Lesson 1) WHERE:  in the normal AIS classroom [Click http://www.aisielts.com/location/ ]. …