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Logical Writing in IELTS Writing [again] (4 of 10)

  Logic (4 of 10) One of the biggest problems in IELTS essays is a lack of logic. IELTS writing needs to be detailed and accurate, and you have to hit the target, dead centre, to get a high IELTS mark (hence the picture). So, let’s start thinking everyone.   …

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing [again] (3 of 10)

Logic (3 of 10) One of the biggest problems in IELTS essays is a lack of logic. IELTS writing needs to be detailed and accurate, and you have to hit the target, dead centre, to get a high IELTS mark (hence the picture). So, let’s start thinking about this everyone.   Try to work out the logical problems with the following sentences. The answers will be given and explained in the next post. …

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing [again] (2 of 10)

Logic (2 of 10) One of the biggest problems in IELTS essays is a lack of logic. IELTS writing needs to be detailed and accurate, and you have to hit the target, dead centre, to get a high IELTS mark (hence the picture). So, let’s start thinking about this everyone. The previous post introduced this issue; now it’s time to practice.   Try to work out the logical problems with the following sentences. The answers will be given and explained in the next post. …

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing [again] (1 of 10)

  Logic (1 of 10) One of the biggest problems in IELTS essays is a lack of logic. IELTS writing requires detail and coherence. You must hit the target exactly (hence the picture). The writing must make sense! At this point, I have to mention the dangers of memorisation. Students often memorise phrases and sentences, and put these pieces together pieces. These are usually from the ‘magic IELTS books’ [See ‘The Magic Easy Answer Everything Book’ series], meaning that the authors themselves are corrupt and dishonest, and usually not good writers. The end result can be a complete lack of logic. Entire essays make no sense! …

Another IELTS Course Ends (III) // Remember, it all starts again in late October // Just ‘line’ us for information

  Okay, the picture you see is the last class I taught before it all stops for my holiday. The picture is the IELTS Reading & Speaking (Weekend night class), and I taught the last class of this course last night. Now, it’s Monday, and I’m … freeeee…. well, free for a little while. Yes, I’m taking a holiday, and AIS will be closed for 6 weeks, but I actually really enjoy teaching, so I look forward for Term 8, which begins on Monday 30th October. Click on Timetable for AIS Term 8 IELTS Preparation Courses (2017) to see the dates for this set of courses. Be warned: the Weekend Integrated IELTS Course is almost full, so don’t wait too long. Remember, even though I’m on holiday, you can ‘line’ us for information, and my wife will explain in detail about the courses available, and the best option for you. …

Another IELTS Course Ends (II) // Remember, it all starts again in late October

Hi all Well, all my IELTS Preparation Courses are timing out now. My holiday begins tomorrow, so the last two IELTS courses finished today. This is the IELTS Sunday Intensive, whom I have been teaching for 3 months. I even have nicknames for many of these students. There’s Cute Little Bonnie, Tall Nancy, Big Guy, Zebra Cap, and others. Nice teaching you all, and good luck for the future. Remember, the new courses all start around 30th October. Check the AIS Term 8 IELTS Preparation Courses for more information, and remember, you can line my wife during our holiday. She’ll answer at length, and guide you along the right choices for IELTS courses – but remember, there can be no class observation (obviously, since we are on holiday). I look forward to seeing you in my next IELTS classes. …

Two IELTS Classes finish // Already thinking about the next ones (after my holiday)

Wow! Term 7 is finishing, and all the IELTS Preparation Classes are coming to an end. Yesterday (Friday), the two IELTS Writing & Listening Courses finished. The top photo is the afternoon class; the bottom is the night class. And this Sunday, another two will finish. It’s sad in a way, after getting to know these students so well. One of the students in the bottom photo we called ‘Sandy Squirrel’. She did two Wiriting & Listening courses. Can you guess which one is her? Well, I still have the weekend classes to teach, and then I’m taking a holiday, and AIS will be closed for 6 weeks. Term 8 begins on Monday 30th October. Click on Timetable for AIS Term 8 IELTS Preparation Courses (2017) to see the dates for the next set of courses. They Weekend Integrated IELTS Courses is already beginning to fill up. See you in my class, and…

Another IELTS Course Ends // More to Begin on …. well, you’ll have to wait to 30th October

Well, another weekend IELTS Preparation Class has finished. Weekend classes are always special, beause with 12 lessons (once a week), we all get to know each other for 3 months. So, the relationships which develop can be special, and it’s particularly sad to say goodbye. This class bought pizza and softdrink during the last lunch-time break. Good luck everyone. It was great teaching you, and let’s hope for great success in the future. But everyone, after this term (Term 7) finishes, my wife, son, and myself are all taking a well-deserved holiday. We’ll be gone for 5 weeks, so the Term 8 classes won’t start until 30th October. By the way, they are already starting to fill (particularly the Sunday class: starting 5th November), so get in quick. Click Timetable for AIS Terms 7-8 IELTS Preparation Courses (2017) to see the timetable. …

一戰7 + Andrew課程分享

作者sews160iris (clock) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 一戰7 + Andrew課程分享 時間Tue Aug 15 22:33:27 2017 文長(約2600多字)慎入!! -前言- 先附上和雅思的分手證明 7/8 筆試台大二活 + 7/9 口說北科集思 L 8 R 7 W 6.5 S 6.5 Overall 7 …

雅思7分突破準備心得

作者becky1126 (cclemon) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 雅思7分突破準備心得 時間Tue Aug 8 21:53:19 2017 朋友沒有ptt帳號 在此幫發文 ————————— 成績: L: 6.5 R: 6.5 W: 6.0 S: 6.5 O: 6.5 (2016/8/4) …

三戰8.0(讀9聽9) + Andrew補習

  作者oceanice (我為你瘋狂卻目盲) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 三戰8.0(讀9聽9) + Andrew補習 時間Sun Jul 30 15:10:54 2017 本篇文章約3700字,慎入XD 我的背景 大學畢業時考了多益860,距今十年 2013年把托福死拚活拚從79拚成103,去了一個非英語系國家用英語生活了幾個月,然後 …

雅思準備心路歷程+Andrew教室

作者danielli79 (Jerry) 看板IELTS 標題 [心得] 雅思準備心路歷程+Andrew教室 時間Sat Jul 29 16:53:22 2017 三戰雅思 背景 CGU M.S.,學測13 指考76 邊工作邊自修半年+全職考生一個半月(Andrew週一至週五密集班) 成績 …

Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (10 of 10)

  Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (10 of 10)   Well, here we go with the next of the IELTS ‘logic’ posts. Remember, in IELTS essays, one of the biggest problems is a lack of logical thinking, especially if you memorise material from the many IELTS ‘magic books’ out there. …