Category Archives: Tips & Help

Yes, it’s Back to Concision, Again (4 of 30)

Yes, it’s back to Concision, Again (4 of 30): Sentences Remember, being concise helps give you that ‘clear progression’ in your writing (= IELTS 7). You want to make complicated things (like the picture above) fit together to be something clear and beautiful. Remember, if you make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THOSE WORDS!  You then have time to …   move on, say more, and achieve more of the task.   …

Let’s Practice Being Concise (3 of 30): Time to Practise

    Let’s Practice Being Concise (3 of 30) In the previous post, I showed (or proved) that being concise helps give you that ‘clear progression’ in your writing (= IELTS 7). If you make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THOSE WORDS!  You then have time to … …

Yes, it’s back to concision again – The Value of Concision (2 of 30)

The Value of Concision (2 of 30) In the previous post, I quoted from my own IELTS Writing Task Two book (Page 33, at the bottom), which states … This new sentence is much shorter, and makes the same point. That is, the sentence is concise, and concision is a sign of a good writer. Concision helps give you that ‘clear progression’ (= IELTS 7). Thus, if a sentence can make the same point in fewer words, WRITE THAT SENTENCES! You then have time to … …

Yes, it’s Back to Concision (again) [1 of 30]: The Value of Concision

  The Value of Concision (1 of 30)   Okay, after having written no less than 50 (!) posts all about the nature of English-language teaching and the sad, backwards, and fraudulent world of IELTS/English teaching in Taiwan (and all the consumer advice you need to know), I’ll move on. To what? What’s the next step? [er …. there’s the link to the above picture]. …

(48 of 50) CLT & TAIWAN: Summarising all the Signs

(48 of 50) MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) & TAIWAN: Summarising all the Signs   Well, I’m getting to the end of this long series – in fact, there are two concluding posts (49 and 50), but before that, I think it would be good to provide a summary of the previous series of posts about being fake/not-real and reasons for worrying about your teacher or school. This is a handy list which you can apply to any school or teacher of English/IELTS before you decide to give them your money. Check all the facts (hence the picture), and remember, ask for proof as well. Here are all the signs.   …

雅思考試一戰7分 (L 8.5分)

作者samfff (山姆先生) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 雅思一戰7分 (L 8.5分) 時間Wed Jul 4 13:23:19 2018 雅思一戰7.0 成績: L:8.5 S: 7.0 R: 6.5 W: 6.0 過去背景: TOEIC 925 補習: Andrew Weekday Courses (W&L 和 R&S都有上) 準備時間: 3-4週 (不包含補習的時候) …

雅思考試驚喜一戰overall 7

作者cindyann (背靠背的溫度) 看板IELTS 標題[心得] 驚喜一戰overall 7 時間Tue Jun 26 01:00:47 2018 感謝前輩提供資源與讀書方法 是時候來回饋惹 文長 以下為個人親身經驗分享 非業配 每個人情況不同 理性勿戰(?) 背景: 學測14 大四畢業多益裸考800 (聽力滿分) 國小到高中每星期都跟外籍老師接觸,習慣國外教學方式與外國人溝通 …