Here is another real example of a marked and corrected IELTS Task 2 essay question. I would like to thank the student, Sabina Khadka, for giving me permission to use it for the benefit of others visiting our website. It's one of a series of marked and corrected IELTS Writing Tasks on this website. The question and Sabina's unmarked response is presented and this is followed by our assessor's marked and corrected version. Question As most people spend a major part of … [Read more...]
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“Impossible is nothing”; “Just do it”. Do they ring a bell? Probably several rings - which are loud and clear. These Adidas and Nike mottos trip off the tongues of budding sports stars on sports fields across the world. Their impact is not just in the creation of huge sales but in transforming lives of ordinary people like YOU and ME by encouraging us to dream and act. Dreams are not just wishful thinking. The word dream is an emotive word and it is so powerful when coupled with … [Read more...]
IELTS Test candidates seeking band score 7 or higher often lose marks needlessly by making elementary mistakes which annoy the examiner. In this short post I've included some examples for you, with the correct answers. You can find more IELTS Test grammar tips here. Can you correct the following? IELTS Task 1 Mistakes A singular noun/expression needs a singular verb: a) The pie diagram give information about tourists. b) The first chart illustrate c) The table below show the consumer … [Read more...]
Nothing grates more for an English grammarian than seeing an apostrophe used incorrectly – abused some would say! This small mark is often used in written English yet many still stumble on its correct use. Is it really necessary to know how to use it correctly? Rumours of its imminent demise are premature and it still forms an important part of English grammar, so - as well as other IELTS Test tips we provide - IELTS Test candidates wanting to get high band scores do need to learn correct … [Read more...]