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November 27, 2018
IELTS Problem Solution Essay
- Should you give your opinion?
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Congratulations to Guillermo for a FANTASTIC CELPIP score!
April 16, 2018
February 5, 2018
CELPIP Intensive course
December 31, 2017
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October 10, 2017
IELTS Writing Task 2 - How to make a good essay better
May 31, 2017
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May 12, 2016
HI... Today I am going to talk about something i encourage my students to do:
READ THE NEWS!
In fact, I have often given my students a homework assignment in which they have to find an article and analyze it for class.
One important thing about reading is that when students read, they should always have a goal in mind. Goals could include:
understanding a topic
analyzing the text
and even: learning vocabulary and grammar for writing task 1.
Therefore, I sometimes make make my students find and analyze an article which includes a graph. So...
Today I am going to talk about 2 ways in which reading can help you improve your knowledge about writing task 1:
1) finding examples of less formal, less "IELTSy" language
2) finding examples of writing which show that IELTS writing task 1 language really DOES exist in the real world and not only in your classroom and as an exam task.
LESS FORMAL LANGUAGE
When reading how native English people write about gra