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IELTS Writing 120  5 easy ways to get the vocabulary you need to pass IELTS

It’s important to note that in the IELTS exam, 25 percent of your score in both the writing and speaking components is based on your use of vocabulary. As stated in the official band descriptors published by the creators of the IELTS examination, candidates who achieve a higher score of 8 or 9 use a large range of vocabulary and employ lexical expressions, word choice and collocation.

This article presents five easy ways to get the vocabulary you need to pass the IELTS exam successfully.

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IELTS Writing 119 How to depersonalise an IELTS essay

In Academic Writing Task 2 of the IELTS exam, you will be expected to write a discursive or argumentative essay on a specific topic. You’ll be presented with a subject and question that may ask you to explore an argument, give your opinion or offer solutions to a problem.

In this article, we’ll study techniques to depersonalize your essay so that you can provide an impartial view of an argument or topic before giving your personal opinion.

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IELTS Writing 118 Band score

This article address the reasons that certain essays received a Band 8 score, while others got 6.5 in the Academic Writing Task 2 of the IELTS exam. Firstly, let’s review the criteria used to determine whether an essay meets a higher or lower score.

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ielts sentence structure

The marking criteria for the IELTS writing exam falls into four categories which are equally weighted at 25% to makeup your overall writing score. One of the most challenging and misunderstood areas for students to master is the component on grammatical range and accuracy. Not only do you need to be accurate in your grammatical use, but you need to use a variety of structures (range). Too often candidates focus only on grammatical mistakes. This short tutorial will provide several ways to incorporate complex sentences into your essay.

Let’s Refresh the Basics

In English, there are three main types of sentences.

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